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Customs Duty & VAT Specialists.

Navigating the complexities of customs duty & VAT is a critical aspect of international trade, with businesses often seeking expert assistance to ensure compliance and optimise financial strategies. We offer comprehensive services to help businesses effectively manage their customs duty and VAT obligations whilst aiming to mitigate costs and maximise profits. Dains’ Customs Duty & VAT practice comprises experienced specialists who provide pragmatic, holistic, bespoke solutions for businesses trading internationally.

Customs Solutions

Customs simplifications exist to facilitate the movement of goods by reducing or removing the cost of duty and improving the profitability of supply chains.  Our specialist Customs and VAT advisors help businesses by undertaking commodity code reviews, warehouse implementation and administration, inward and outward processing. We also help with VAT & Customs inspections.



Additionally, our customs agency completes customs entries including imports, exports, transits, carnets, and warehouse entries.


Value Added Tax

VAT is another intricate area of taxation, particularly in cross-border transactions. Dains Accountants excel at providing strategic guidance on VAT, helping businesses streamline processes and manage the implications of VAT on international transactions.  We work with our network of international advisors to empower businesses to make informed decisions, mitigate risks, and capitalise on opportunities in the global marketplace.

We go beyond traditional accounting services, offering tailored solutions that align with each client's unique business model and international trade activities. By staying ahead of evolving customs and VAT regulations, Dains Accountants empowers businesses to make informed decisions, mitigate risks, and capitalise on opportunities in the global marketplace.  


We operate a VAT & Customs helpline service to support businesses with queries. 

These can be dealt with by phone or email, and we promise a response within 24 hours. Our basis of charges is as follows: 

  • Customs Helpline £65 for the first half hour 

  • Customs Helpline reduced rate of £150 per hour or part thereof  

  • VAT & Customs Helpline - rate capped at £250 per hour 

  • Discounted consultancy fees 

  • Fixed fees for any work agreed 


Get Support from a VAT Specialist

With our dedicated expertise, Dains Accountants is a trusted partner for businesses seeking to navigate the intricate landscape of customs duty and VAT with confidence and precision.