What is consultancy?

You consult with us when you need customs information or advice. That information or advice could be because you want to know more about customs, take a decision, or solve a problem.

Decisions and problems usually involve risk, uncertainty and costs. For customs, this means the risk of not being compliant with customs obligations, uncertainty as to how customs laws apply to your business, or how to cut the cost of importing such as customs duty/import taxes. Our advice is intended to make your business more productive and more profitable.

If you need information or advice on the following areas, we can help:

  • Brexit information and planning

  • Incoterms

  • Tariff classification

  • Tariff suspension

  • Binding Tariff Information (BTI)

  • Origin of goods

  • Binding Origin Information (BOI)

  • Origin certification

  • Preference and non-preference for customs purposes

  • Trade agreements

  • Union Customs Code (UCC)

  • Customs valuation of goods

  • Treatment of goods under warranty

  • Replacement goods or spare parts

  • Royalties and licence fees

  • Customs and transfer pricing

  • HMRC demands for additional duties

  • Duty reliefs for processing/manufacturing operations and temporary imports/exports

  • Import and export declaration compliance

  • Managing customs brokers/ customs agents

  • Customs procedures for goods

  • ​Application for customs authorisations

  • Customs compliance and planning in supply chains/ business structures

  • HMRC audits and rulings

  • Deferment accounts

  • Avoiding/ recovering trapped duty

  • Evaluating, applying for and retaining Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status

  • UK SAO regulation and tax/customs management

  • Customs penalties

You have come to the right place if you

Manage customs & trade


Import or export goods


Pay customs duties


Manage a supply chain

You gain benefits for your business if you

Reduce import duties


Resolve difficulties with UK customs


Manage risk


Achieve process efficiencies

Case Study

Are your customs processes joined up with the rest of the business?

Quadrel were contacted by the Financial Director of an SME to analyse why customs costs were affecting their profit margin on selling bicycles and parts in the UK.

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