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Paying Less Duty

A key part of our work is achieving significant financial return for you both in reclaiming overpaid duties and reducing your duty bill going forward. This is achieved in partnership with HMRC so that you can be confident that you are doing things right. This work is usually done on a “No Win = No Fee basis”.

Case Study - Classification Reviews

We have completed various detailed classification reviews for high-street retailers, automotive sector companies and chemical importers to identify incorrect commodity codes used at importation. Following these reviews we managed many duty reclaims on the importing businesses behalf with HM Revenue & Customs and obtained duty reclaims of over £3.5m of customs duty and anti-dumping duty.

Case Study - Valuation Reviews

We completed a valuation review for an importing business and identified numerous non-dutiable elements of the value declared at import which could be legitimately removed from the value for customs declaration purposes. Savings achieved total over £2m of reclaim customs duty on a three-year retrospective basis.

Case Study – Freight Unbundling Reviews

We have recently completed a review to identify non-dutiable elements of freight costs which are usually overlooked by importing businesses, which can be removed from the total CIF value declared to HM Revenue & Customs at the time of importation. We believe this area of valuation planning is greatly overlooked and considerable savings can be achieved.

Case Study – Customs Regimes

We worked in partnership with various retailers and charities to seek the retrospective use of certain Customs regimes (Inward Processing Relief, Returned Goods Relief and Temporary Admission) to seek and obtain customs duty refunds and obtain duty savings on an ongoing basis. Our reviews covered various products across a range of business sectors resulting in reclaims of c£2m and considerable savings achieved on an ongoing basis.

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