The 1st of January 2021 saw big changes coming into place with regard to trading rules. From this date, businesses trading with any country outside of the UK, including the EU, will need to submit customs declarations.
These can be completed yourself for all your exports and imports, or you can get a third party to deal with them for you.
There are a few options when appointing someone to help, including Freight Forwarders, Custom Agents/Brokers or Fast Parcel Operators. We take a look at the advantages and benefits of getting customs declarations completed for you, whatever option you choose.
Avoid costly mistakes
Completing customs declarations can be complex, and there is room for error. Using a third party will mean hiring an expert who will ensure that you avoid any mistakes that could cause delays at the border. Peace of mind is priceless!
Staff will already be trained
Submitting customs declarations can be complicated and you would need to train people to take on the task specifically. A third party will already have people trained to take care of the declarations efficiently and effectively.
They’ll have the right software
You may require specific software to submit customs declarations properly. By hiring a third party, you won’t need to have this software, as they will already have the tools required to complete the process.
You only need to deal with one company
You will only need to deal solely with your customs broker, rather than having to speak to several different government agencies individually.
Will save you time
The process of completing and submitting customs declarations can be time-consuming; a third party will take away this hassle and allow you to get on with the day-to-day running of your business.