Our specialist team offers practical customs solutions that will help to mitigate and prepare for the challenges and changes which lie ahead.

We offer bespoke customs and excise duty advisory services which are focused on helping a business successfully navigate the complex customs and excise legislation.

Businesses and individuals that import and export goods are set to experience fundamental changes over the coming year and beyond. These changes will throw-up new challenges and will likely bring additional documentary burdens.

We can advise on a range of areas including:
• Import and export procedures with the European Union (EU) and the rest of the world (RoW).
• Customs Special Procedures – such as the Inward Processing and Outward Processing regimes.
• Customs Warehousing (often referred to as bonded warehousing) and Temporary Admission facilities.
• Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status – advising on whether this regime offers a tangible benefit for your business.
• Guidance concerning the correct classification of goods (including the origin and preference systems) and the correct customs valuation methods.
• Advice relating to excise duties for importers, local breweries, distillers and wholesalers.
• Assisting clients with Customs International Trade (CIT) compliance visits and enquiries initiated by HM Revenue & Customs.
• Guidance relating to the cross-border movement of goods and any related import duty implications.
• Brexit related advice focusing on the potential impact on your end-to-end supply chain to support your business continuity and contingency planning.
• Bespoke customs duty training sessions.

We are here to help and alleviate some of the uncertainty. Get in touch to explore how our team is able to provide valuable assistance.

Read the articles below for our Brexit insight:

Preparing for a future after Brexit 

Planning for Brexit: Indirext Tax

Planning for Brexit: Indirect Tax – Leaving the VAT Union

Director of National Customs Duty
07961 736088

Lucy Sutcliffe

Director of National Customs Duty

Lucy specialises in customs and excise duties providing technical advice, guidance and streamlining solutions for businesses involved in the movement of goods, imported into and exported from the UK, the EU and the rest of the world.

Lucy also provides customs related advice on the potential impact of the UK’s departure from the EU on 31st January and then imminent negotiations as to the lasting future trading relationship with the EU and the rest of the world.

Prior to joining professional services Lucy held a senior strategy and policy role within HM Revenue & Customs. She also led and directed HMRC’s central team, which considers submissions from businesses nationally to operate Customs Special Procedures including – Inward Processing, Outward Processing and Authorised Economic Operator status.
Lucy has extensive experience of the customs trade and international trade environments and has worked closely at senior government levels in various overseas jurisdictions advising on upstream customs interdiction, financial crime prevention, customs policy and facilitating customs training to key partners.

Lucy assists clients to navigate, understand and apply the various and complex customs and excise regimes to allow them to be effectively used to support the on-going development of their individual business.

Could your business use some help with Customs and Excise Duties?

Over the years we have helped some of Scotland’s largest companies to manage their finances.