Customs Compliance Consultancy

Chamber of Commerce have played a central role in supporting businesses thriving in both local and international markets.

Greater Manchester Chamber has been helping traders for more than 225 yrs, and our expert team alongside our network of associates, approved suppliers and strategic partners are at hand to help companies succeed.

Brexit & Customs Compliance Audit and advisory services

The UK left the EU on the 31st January 2020, entering on a transition period due to end on the 31st December 2020.   During this period there is no changes to the way we have been trading.  

Whilst the EU and UK have reached, in principle, a Withdrawal Agreement, please note that with or without a deal, the way we trade with the EU will change irrevocably from 1st January 2021, going from full trade to full customs procedures, duties and VAT, as the UK will effectively be out of the EU Customs Union. 

Greater Manchester Chamber has been providing information and advice to help companies prepare, including our Brexit Hub, full of useful information, preparation guides, tools and more to help exporters and importers 'Get Brexit Ready'.    

For a more in-depth view of your business, we now offer a Customs Compliance audits and consultancy services, which looks into areas such as:

  • EORI numbers

  • Incoterms

  • Commodity codes - Tariff Classification

  • Rules of Origin / Proof of Origin

  • Logistics  - moving goods in and out of the EU

  • Export & Import Documentation

  • Customs Processes & Regulations  

  • Special Customs procedures -  applying, ad-hoc questions, pro's and con's   (e.g. Inward / Outward Processing, Customs Warehouse, Returned Goods Relief, end-use, etc)

  • Customs & Excise Duties

  • Customs Duty Relief Schemes

  • VAT for exports and imports

  • Customs Clearance - import and exports

  • Customs Compliance, planning and management

If your team is new to export and import matters, we can also help with building your internal capacity.  Call a member of our team to discuss your needs.

Don't delay your preparation and get in touch if you need support.

How does it work?

Very simple, just email our team to book a date and time.  Once confirmed, we will invoice and let you know who will be carrying out the audit.   Once done, you will receive a comprehensive report within 8 calendar days, detailing key findings and recommendations for getting your business compliant post end of transition time.

How it is delivered?

We are able to deliver this virtually (half day  up to 3 hours) or on-site depending on your requirements.


This is a chargeable service, however, Chamber members can get up to 25% off.

More information and booking a session 

Email us at or call us ay 0161 393 4314 and a member of our team will get in touch with you to arrange your audit with one of our experienced associates.

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