Supporting Services to Help you Trade goods
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Chambers of Commerce – import documentation
Scottish Enterprise is working with the eight Chambers of Commerce in Scotland who are licensed by HM Government and HMRC to issue export and import-related documentation and services. Providing expert advice and support, they can answer your questions on export and customs documentation, changes to documentation systems and associated process changes brought about by Brexit.
This service is available to all companies, not just members of the Chambers. To access this support, just call your nearest Chamber. The eight licensed Chambers are:
- Aberdeen and Grampianexternal link which will open in a new window
To help companies deal with the new customs declarations requirements some of the local chambers deliver ChamberCustoms, a customs brokerage service for traders.
The ChamberCustoms offering includes:
- Making customs declarations for companies – their HMRC compliant brokerage service will look after the import and export declaration requirements of companies
- Providing specialist customs advisory services – their customs brokerage service will offer a ‘one stop shop’ with direct links to all sea, air, rail and road ports and terminals in the UK
- Training courses – ChamberCustoms has developed a range of training courses to respond to increasing demand. All courses are eligible for HMRC Customs Intermediary Funding
You can access further information by contacting your local or Chamber or by visiting the ChamberCustoms website.
Trader and Industry forum
Your EU customers and suppliers may have different interpretations of the rules following the end of the transition period. Avoid any misunderstandings by clarifying processes and responsibilities now.
You can find answers to EU Transition related queries and ask new questions on the GOV.UK EU Transition Trader and Industry Forumexternal link which will open in a new window.
Trader Support Service
Register with the free Trader Support Serviceexternal link which will open in a new window if you trade with Northern Ireland, and the Movement Assistance Schemeexternal link which will open in a new window for certain trade in agri-food products to Northern Ireland.
The Trader Support Service will guide you through the changes for goods movements between Northern Ireland and Great Britain and can also complete declarations on your behalf.
You can find more guidance on trading with Northern Ireland in our dedicated section.