The manufacturing industry is subject to a number of specific regulations when it comes to importing and exporting goods. This can make customs planning a complex and daunting task for companies operating in this sector. Barbourne Brook has the expertise and resources to take on this challenge, ensuring that your shipments are cleared smoothly and without delay.

The UK's manufacturing industry is world-renowned and companies in this sector export their products all over the globe. However, when it comes to importing goods and materials from other countries, businesses can face a number of challenges. One of the biggest issues is customs planning.

How Barbourne Brook can help you:

We can advise on all aspects of the customs planning process, from classification and valuation to compliance with regulations. We will work with you to ensure that your imports are processed smoothly and efficiently, minimising delays and disruptions to your business.

Our team of experts can bring clarity to your customs landscape through the use of tried and tested methodology and cutting-edge analytical software.

We can help businesses to recover any customs duties that have been paid in error. If you believe that you have overpaid customs duty, we can help you to file a claim for a refund with the relevant authorities.

Customs Support Services for Manufacturing

Manufacturing businesses, by nature, likely import materials which are processed and subsequently re-exported. This typical supply chain can have double duty implications (in/out). With the correct customs planning, there are ways to mitigate part of the customs duty with the use of special procedures.

Barbourne Brook can help your business with:

Classification of Goods: We can help you classify your goods correctly for customs purposes. This is important in order to avoid delays and costly mistakes.

Visibility – using our analytical software, we can provide clear actionable points that reduce your risk and cost of sales.

Inward Processing Relief (IPR) and Tariff Inversion – our experts can advise you on the best way to structure your supply chain to make the maximum impact on your bottom line.

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Customs Landscape for Manufacturing

Customs compliance is a critical part of manufacturing operations and Barbourne Brook can help you navigate the complex landscape of customs regulations and reduce your cost of sales.

There are many technicalities within the manufacturing industry regarding customs compliance, particularly with “tooling contracts” where the manufacturer does not own the items being shipped. This can have significant customs compliance implications as import VAT cannot be claimed back on goods that are not owned.

We offer a comprehensive suite of customs services, from consulting and compliance audits to classification and valuation services. Our team of experts will work with you to understand your specific needs and develop a customised solution that meets all of your regulatory requirements.

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CAT360 for Manufacturing

Manufacturing businesses know that tariffs and other international trade regulations can greatly impact your bottom line. That’s why you need customs analytics software like CAT360 from Barbourne Brook.

CAT360 gives you visibility into your import and export activity, so you can make informed decisions about where to source your materials and how to price your products. With CAT360, you’ll always know exactly what your tariff exposure is and how to minimise it.

In addition to helping you save money on tariffs, CAT360 can also help you reduce your risk exposure.

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Inward Processing Relief for Manufacturing

Inward processing relief (IPR) is a customs procedure that allows businesses to import goods temporarily for the purpose of processing or finishing, before exporting them back out again. This can be a useful way for businesses in the manufacturing industry to save on production costs, as well as time and resources.

When importing goods under IPR, businesses will need to provide certain documentation to customs authorities, including a declaration of the intended use of the goods and the expected date of export. The goods will also be subject to customs controls and may be inspected at any time during the inward processing period.

Barbourne Brook can provide expert guidance on IPR and assist with the preparation of all the necessary documentation. We can also help businesses to avoid any potential pitfalls, ensuring that the inward processing relief process runs smoothly from start to finish.

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Customs Warehousing for Manufacturing

Customs warehousing is the storage of goods in a designated warehouse before they are released for sale on the market. This allows businesses to avoid paying import duties on their products until they are ready to be sold, which can save them a significant amount of money.

Barbourne Brook can help businesses in the manufacturing industry with customs warehousing by providing a range of services that can make the process easier and more efficient. We can help you find the right warehouse for your needs and we can assist with the paperwork and documentation required for customs warehousing. In addition, we can provide advice and guidance on the best way to manage your customs warehousing operations.

If you are interested in using customs warehousing to save money on your business operations, contact Barbourne Brook today. We will be happy to discuss your needs and help you find the best solution for your business.

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We are on-hand to help with all of your customs need. Provide us with some details on your circumstances and one of our friendly experts will be in touch to provide support and advice.