UK Customs Academy Interview
Why do more people need to know about Customs? Do enough people know about how Customs Clearance works?
If we believe that export growth is important for business, for the country and for the economy, then we have to compete with other countries through export markets. It is logical then that we will need to educate the next generation of people working in customs clearance, whether that be in exporting companies or in the intermediaries that they use. We have to make sure that they have the knowledge and plan for the future. Knowledge is the bomb!
Who looks after Customs within a company?
Customs requirements are likely to apply to all areas of a business. If you start with accounts then when you think of the commercial invoice that’s raised for the goods, that is the central document which provides the vast majority of the information needed for a Customs / export declaration.
How should Customs fit within a company’s strategy?
Anyone involved in exporting or importing goods from the UK will have established that they need to do Customs declarations. The company must decide its strategy in relation to how those declarations will be submitted to Customs by the exporter.