All goods must be classified when they are imported or exported.

There are now two Tariffs which UK Businesses will need to consider; the UK Tariff and the EU Tariff which applies to the rest of the world.

It is essential that you use the correct commodity code or penalties can be imposed – and these can be as high as three times the value of the goods being imported or exported.  

If you use different items that are imported and make them into a single product, different tariffs may apply.

Duty can be paid on the same item more than once if the incorrect procedure code is used at Importation.

Do not assume that the commodity code which you have included on your intrastat declarations is the correct one to include on your import declarations as this can create costly errors.

How we can help?

We can assist you in checking the correct commodity codes for your products under both the EU and the UK Tariff.  We can also undertake periodic reviews to ensure that you are compliant and not paying too much or too little duty.


We also offer...

VAT & Customs Helpline

  • Set fee for first half hour
  • Reduced consultancy fees
  • Agreed fees for work

Customs Retainer

Set monthly fee for telephone advice.


We are able to assist businesses in dealing with disputes arising from HMRC inspections or queries.


We can provide bespoke training to suit the requirements of your business on both VAT & Customs issues. 

International Network

We have an international network of advisers who can provide advice and support as required.

Get in touch? 

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your needs with you.  For a free introductory discussion please contact Terri Bruce tel: 07929 186391 or complete our enquiry form and we will get back to you.