Classification Advisory Services

If your company is importing finished goods, food stuff, raw materials or components for manufacturing or further processing from outside the EU, it is really important to correctly assign commodity codes in order to pay the right amount of duty.

There are three vital elements which determine the amount of import customs duty paid for non-EU imports:

  • Valuation
  • Origin
  • Correct Classification Code

Assigning the correct commodity code on import determines the amount of customs duty you’ll pay - so it’s vital that your company uses them properly to avoid over payments in customs duty.

We can help spot these opportunities, avoid costly overpayments and recover any overpayments in customs duty

Our customs classification experts:

  • Bring relevant classification planning ideas to bear, via BTI applications to EU customs authorities
  • Recover customs duty you have paid to Customs Authorities as far back as three years on your behalf
  • Keep up with the latest developments in customs trade tariffs, meaning you don’t have to.
  • Navigate the complicated customs system in the EU and spot problems and opportunities to help your business minimise the customs duty paid
  • Provide recommendations and advice so you can focus on running your business.

Classifications – the process

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Classifying goods for customs purposes underpinned by the Union Customs Code (UCC) Legislation

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We review your Historic Import Records for:

Incorrect codes

Ineffective importing methods

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We apply our customs domain knowledge to your trade operations

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We review your affected imports going back 3 years

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Tariff Classification changes supported by BTI Rulings giving legal surety

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We expedite duty reclaims to a successful conclusion with Customs Authorities

Helping you choose the right classification codes for your goods

Tariff classification codes are used to help identify what goods are moving in and out of the EU. It’s therefore of utmost importance that you identify your goods with the correct classification codes.

Our experts will walk you through the right classification for your goods, helping you to apply the right codes to your imports.


With codes being updated on a monthly basis, it can be difficult for businesses to keep on top of the changes themselves. That’s why we work with you to identify these changes and reclassify your goods before the wrong amount of duty is paid..

Customs Connect keep track of these changes for you, to help you spot new opportunities for reclassification.

We can also aid in reclassification and new duty reclaims, if you’ve been caught out by these changes in the past. We will help you to submit your claim to HMRC, in order to recover the overpayments.

 

How can Customs Connect help your business save money?

Our team are here to help you to seek ways to help you reduce your duty expenditure. We can help to recover costs from the overpaying of customs duty, as well as helping to streamline customs planning processes.

Get in touch with us to find out how a Customs Audit could help you find new opportunities to improve customs expenses, and allow us to help you to correctly identify the best tariff classification codes for your goods.

Contact us today +44 (0)845 519 0878