How to Complete Customs Import Entries

How to Complete Customs Import Entries

@ Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Delivered Online Midlothian

30th June, 2022 10:00-15:30 Training 280.00-350.00
This course is not included in our three courses for the price of two offer, on all international courses.


Completing import customs entry declarations is an important task and it is essential that both the freight company (intermediaries) and the importing businesses are aware of the information required to complete a legal declaration. 

With the UK having left the EU, it is more important than ever that businesses are aware of what is required to prepare for the potential increase in the number of import customs declarations needed.

Topics covered:
Introduction to import customs entries

Introduction -
What are Customs Entries and who can complete them?
Rules and regulations -
 Understanding HMRC and Border Force roles
How traders are identified -
Legal Declaration -
Who can make a customs declarations; responsibilities and penalties, the extra responsibilities for imports
Customs entry documents - e.
g. Single Administration Document (SAD), CHIEF (and the CDS replacement) using Simplified Procedures, CFSP, TS and customs warehousing
Basic procedures for claiming customs, AIR(PORT) and Carriers and the CSP’s and badges required

Customs procedures: An overview of

The UK Tariff Volume 3 - e
ntry completion rules
Guided walk through an iMport Declaration and create an import entry
Customs Valuation Rules and how to declare value at import
Tariff Classification and Measures relating to the import of goods:
Additional information and Document fields

The Import Process:

Box by box entry completion rules -
Exercise completing export entry
Getting it right first time, every time
Declaring important licences and controls -
Why LIC99 isn’t ideal
Declaring additional information codes -
Using Special Procedures, eg IP, OP, RGR and the link to AI Codes and Authorisation
Customs procedure codes -
The main CPCs and how to understand them
Header and item level information

Complete an import declaration –
Exercise, complete a simple export entry
Customs duty and VAT payments
Post entry amendments:
Form C285 and C2001 – when you use them
Where to go for advice

Who should attend?

Developed for anyone learning to do import customs declarations or to provide information to agents for them to complete the declarations.

This is an intermediate to advanced level course.  It is assumed that delegates will already have some working knowledge of import customs procedures.

Individuals responsible for the procurement and import of goods and materials from abroad will find this course particularly beneficial.  

Learning outcomes:

At the end of this one-day training, delegates will be able to complete standard import declarations and know where to go for further advice, though use of individual logistics/ intermediaries software used to link to CHIEF/CDS will not be included as they are too varied.

Delegates will learn about the roles and regulations, what are the tariff rules for completing import entries, the calculation and payment of customs duties, the most important pieces of information, how to complete the entries compliantly and check that they are correct. The delegate will leave the course able to complete a simple import entry and with the information to progress in this area. 

The course has been fully up-dated to include all customs procedures changes.  Each delegate will receive a full, bound set of course notes.

Course Director: Bernard O'Connor

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This course can be delivered on site for corporate teams and tailored to your specific requirements. For details contact

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  • Quality delivery - Trainers are assessed annually on the quality of their delivery and delegate engagement
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  • Small class sizes - No more than 15 people to ensure you get the most from our trainers
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  • 3 learning levels – Beginner /Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced
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