New to Importing or Exporting

Host: D2N2 Growth Hub

Location: Online - Webinar

Cost: FREE

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An introduction to the fundamentals of correctly declaring your goods to UK Customs covering Classification and Valuation of your goods and the Rules of Origin.

New to Customs and importing and exporting? 

The UK has now left the EU. With this, comes the need for international trade businesses to make Customs declarations for goods moving in and out of the UK which introduces many businesses who were previously only dealing within the UK and EU into the world of Customs requirements and processes.

Goods moving between the UK and EU has now become imports and exports.

There are some key areas for businesses to be aware of in order not to fall foul of Customs regulations and any subsequent costly surprises. This webinar will give a brief introduction to the key aspects of meeting your Customs obligations 

Who should attend this session?

Businesses new to the world of Customs and making import and/or export declarations and looking to understand the impact of the UK leaving the EU and the Customs Union will find this a useful introduction to their responsibilities.

Please note that this webinar is open to trading SMEs based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Businesses located outside of this area will be unable to attend and instead directed to alternative support.

What will we cover?

  • Classifying your goods (Commodity Codes) 

  • Understanding how to Value your goods for Customs purposes  

  • What Rules of Origin are 

  • A look at a Customs declaration 

  • Q&A


  • 2.00pm - 2.45pm - Webinar presentation

  • 2.45pm - 3.00pm - Q&A

Who’ll be presenting this webinar?

This session is presented by Keith Robe, an expert in customs regulations, special procedures and facilitations, as well as all aspects of Authorised Economic Operator status (AEO).

Keith worked for HMRC and previously HM Customs and Excise for over 32 years, in various roles, latterly in Customs law. He now utilises his vast experience in the field as Managing Director of ‘Cusdec Customs Solutions’, which provides advice and support to businesses across all customs areas.


This webinar is hosted by the D2N2 Growth Hub, East Midlands Chamber and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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