The challenge

When you’re running an international business, the smooth transition of your goods from and into the UK couldn’t be more important. Your goods not only need to arrive, they must arrive without delay.

However at the end of the Brexit transition period, there will be new customs formalities to address the movement of goods to and from the EU. The UK government are estimating that an additional 205 million customs declarations* will be filed annually. And, with 180,000 traders^ making customs declarations for the first time in January 2021, some may not know that the process can actually be simplified depending on their trading requirements – saving them both time and money.

That’s why we’ve created Global Trade Bureau – it’s an end-to-end customs compliance solution that reviews your business’ trade needs and recommends the right customs procedure for you, taking care of your customs compliance requirements, declarations and filing when your goods arrive at the border. And, with the ability to review the end-to-end process, we’ll help keep your business moving.

Download our useful resources

Importing into the UK

This guide outlines new requirements and considerations for importing into the UK.


Exporting from the UK

Understand what exporting from the UK will entail at the end of the Brexit transition period.


Ireland / Northern Ireland Protocol

Get the rundown on the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol and what it means for you.



Customs compliance support

Electronically filed customs declarations via our technology enabled system, processed by a team of experts so you can remain customs compliant – even when you’re faced with more customs declarations than ever before. Plus, with an online history of your declarations available to you, you can feel supported through any HMRC audit or visit.

Visibility, speed
and simplification

With an upfront review of your trade requirements, our team will deliver a streamlined customs declaration process that suits your trade terms – potentially saving you time and money. Moreover, our end-to-end customs processing solution can take care of your customs compliance requirements when your goods arrive at the border.

Pay the right duty,
at the right time

When you have access to the right customs experts, you can be more confident that your business is paying the right amount of import duty, at the right time. Our comprehensive quality assurance programme includes pre-submission reviews and regular monitoring by a Global Trade Advisory Partner. This will provide comfort over the quality of your customs data and will assist in helping you to stay on top of your UK compliance position.

Customs processing
procedure review

Our highly experienced Global Trade Advisory team – including ex-HMRC officers and industry experts – know what to look for when reviewing your customs processing procedure. Should you choose this additional service, we can help you drive improved efficiency, accuracy and bottom line savings.

How it works

How it works

Review and conduct viability assessment of CFSP

Preparation of declarations pre-arrival

Shipment is customs cleared

Supplementary declarations submitted and audit checks completed

Access performance reporting


HMRC Customs Declaration filing

Analytics and reporting

Easy access to documents for HMRC audit and assurance visits

Customs Freight Simplified Procedures set-up

Access to experienced specialists in customs compliance

Scalable processing solution

Brexit-ready customs compliance solution

Get in touch

Keep your business moving with Global Trade Bureau.

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* HM Revenue & Customs, [website], , (accessed 21 December 2020).

^ Current Customs Arrangements, [website],, (accessed 21 December 2020).

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