Is your business ready for Brexit?

Are you a customs agent?  Or does your company use customs agents and intermediaries to help you trade with the EU?


If so, you need to know how to meet customs requirements fast and efficiently after the UK leaves the EU.  There will be new processes to follow and new forms to complete.


We can help.


Our training will highlight what you need to know to be able to accurately complete a simple customs declaration.






The Chamber of Commerce network has partnered with some of the leading industry experts to launch brand new Customs Declarations Training designed to prepare businesses and trade professionals for the future of trade.


The way we trade with the EU is about to change, introducing the need for forms and processes not previously required. Up-skilled people are the key to continued training success once the UK leaves the EU.


The Customs Declarations Training programme delivers flexible, bite-sized e-learning modules, classroom courses, and virtual classroom sessions.


Delegates:  anyone who needs an understanding of Customs regimes and how to complete a Customs declaration form.


Course content is based on the following topics:

  • Introduction to Trade
  • Business Responsibilities
  • Export process
  • Import process
  • Valuation – explanation of the main methods and their application
  • Classification – determining the use of commodity codes
  • Using Customs Procedure Codes – use of appropriate CPCs
  • Export and import controls
  • Reliefs
  • Preferences
  • Customs simplified procedures – explanation of procedures and benefits


Assessment:  no formal exam will be taken however delegates will get to complete simulated forms to ensure they can complete simple customs declarations correctly.


Funded training to prepare for Brexit


HMRC is investing  and has a grant programme to fund employee training and IT improvements for customs intermediaries, traders and hauliers that make customs declarations. Businesses based in, or with a branch in, the UK can apply for one or both grants.


The grant will provide funding for training that provides you and/or your employees with skills to:

  • Complete customs declarations
  • Carry out other customs processes in the UK or EU (such as safety and security declarations).


Training Courses

Sussex Chamber of Commerce provide a number of training courses which can be funded with these grants, contact us for more details or visit our website:

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