CustomsLink offers a full tariff classification service for companies importing or exporting goods.
Why do I need a classification service?
Companies can overlook the importance of classifying their goods, but this has an impact on customs and excise duties, import VAT and preferential duties, which if declared incorrectly can result in additional duties and fines being charged later by HMRC.
Sometimes choosing the correct tariff code for your goods can be complicated and requires knowledge and experience about the product and the rules in how it is classified. A tariff classification service ensures you use the correct code on all your import and export declarations.
As an importer or exporter of goods you are legally responsible to ensure that your goods are classified correctly, regardless of whether you employ the services of a third-party broker or freight forwarder. It is very important to understand, unless specifically agreed, your business will still be responsible for the financial impact due to HMRC if errors occur, even if you use a 3rd party.
Using the CustomsLink tariff classification, a specialist will ensure that your products are correctly classified, giving you the re-assurance that there will not be any potential errors likely to result in HMRC charges. Our team has years of experience classifying even the most complex products / goods, and if required by HMRC, we provide a detailed report supporting the classification.
Even if all goods were zero-rated for customs purposes, classifications could still be necessary if companies need to:
- Apply for an import or export license
- Find out if import or export restrictions apply
- Issue a certificate of origin
- Claim an export refund or similar
- Determine whether a product is liable to excise duty
- Find out if a reduced value-added tax rate applies
The time it takes to confirm the classification will depend on the product itself. Some will take considerably less time than other, more complex products such as machine or electrical parts.
We offer a discounted service with our platinum and gold CustomsLink packages.
Whether you are moving one product or deal with a large product catalogue, why not let our team of customs experts classify your goods, giving you the assurance that your declarations are completed correctly.
If you would like to discuss the tariff classification service in more detail, get in touch Contact us today