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Customs Procedures

With our extensive knowledge and reputation in facilitating international trade, you can trust LCCI to take the hassle out of your hands when it comes to trading requirements. Our in-house Customs Procedures experts work closely with HMRC to ensure companies stay compliant with the latest rules and regulations.

We have created a range of service packages to suit your trading requirements, from introductory guidance to bespoke consultancy services. Whether you are importing into, or exporting out of the UK, we are here to assist you on every step of the process.

What we cover

About Customs Procedures

  • Permanent Import/Exports
  • Temporary Import/Exports
  • Inward/Outward Processing

Business registrations

  • VAT  
  • EORI
  • Authorised Economical Operator
  • Simplified declarations
  • Setting up a business in the UK


  • What are incoterms?
  • Responsibilities
  • Costs & Risks

Custom Declarations

  • Import 
  • Export 
  • Transit

Method of transport

  • Airfreight
  • Seafreight
  • Road

Commodity code

  • How to classify your goods
  • Informal advice

Rules to follow

  • Duties 
  • VAT
  • Rules
  • Restrictions

Rules of origin

  • Wholly obtained
  • Cumulation
  • Sufficiently processed
  • Value added
  • Change of tariff

Licences required

  • Animals    
  • Plants
  • Chemicals  
  • Waste 
  • Cultural
  • Dual use    
  • All others

Trade Documents

  • Commercial Invoices
  • Evidence of Origin
  • EUR1 Certificates

Pricing information

Complimentary advice: Our in-house team provide free unlimited basic information and guidance* to LCCI members and up to two queries a month for Community Network.

Low complexity advice: £23.00 + VAT for LCCI members and £46.00 + VAT for non-members. This service is limited to queries where up to 10 minutes of research has been carried out by the consultant.

*Subject to complexity of the query. LCCI reserves the right to charge for queries deemed necessary.

Hourly rate: From £100.00 + VAT for LCCI members. £200.00 + VAT for non-members

In-depth consultancy:

Daily rate: From £500.00 + VAT for LCCI members. £1,000 + VAT for non-members for up to 7 hours (including time of assessment, research and delivery)

Project/Consultancy: From £2,000 + VAT for LCCI members and non-members. The fee covers the consultancy service provided from start to completion at an agreed timeline, which includes time of assessment, research, training (if required) and delivery.

Rates are provided on a case by case basis and are calculated depending on the complexity of each scenario.

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