The Edinburgh Chamber is now offering a range of virtual and live events. Please view our calendar below. To find out more on our Covid-19 events policy, please visit our 'About our Events' page.

How to Complete Export Customs Entries

How to Complete Export Customs Entries

@ Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Delivered Online Edinburgh Midlothian EH2 2LE

2nd December, 2021 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 export customs entry declarations is an important task and it is essential that both the freight company (intermediaries) and the exporting 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 export customs declarations needed.

Introduction to export 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: – EORI, VAT No., UCR, DUCR’S, MUCR’S, MRN’S, UCI 
  • Legal declaration: Who can make a customs declarations; responsibilities and penalties; Direct and Indirect Exports 
  • Customs entry documents: e.g. Single Administration Document (SAD), NES (National Export System) Export Accompanying Document (EAD), CHIEF (and the CDS replacement) 
  • Basic procedures for notifying customs, Air(PORT) and Carriers
An overview of Customs Procedures: 
  • The UK Tariff volume 3: Entry completion rules 
  • Guided walk through an Export Declaration and create an export entry 
  • Customs Valuation Rules and how to declare value at export 
  • Tariff Classification and Measures relating to the export of goods: Additional information and Document fields
 The export process:
  • Box by box, entry completion rules: Exercise completing export entry 
  • Getting it right, first time, every time 
  • Declaring export licences and controls: Why LIC99 isn’t ideal 
  • Customs procedure codes: The main CPCs and how to understand them
  • Header and item level information 
  • Complete an export declaration: Exercise complete a simple export entry 
  • Proof of export: Goods Departed Message; ICS, SOE codes and other codes 
  • Post entry amendments: Form C81 (for trade statistics purposes only), C1700 errors when declaring export licences 
  • Where to go for advice
Who should attend?
Developed for anyone learning to do export customs declarations or to provide information to agents for them to complete the declarations.  This course is ideally suited for anyone who has the responsibility for the administration of exporting and completion of export entries within their business. 

It is assumed that delegates will already have a basic understanding of exporting requirements and declarations.  This is an intermediate to advanced level course.

Learning Outcomes:
Delegates will learn about the roles and regulations, what are the tariff rules for completing export entries, 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 export entry and with the information to progress in this area.
Use of individual logistics/ intermediaries software used to link to CHIEF/CDS will not be included as they are too varied.
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
Train your team:

This course can be delivered on site for corporate teams and tailored to your specific requirements. For details contact
The ECC training experience:
  • Expert trainers - Passionate specialists who keep up to date with the latest trends in their field
  • Quality delivery - Trainers are assessed annually on the quality of their delivery and delegate engagement
  • Practical training methods - Theory and practical based training to take back to the office
  • Small class sizes - No more than 15 people to ensure you get the most from our trainers
  • Wide breadth of topics - ECC offer over 40 different essential business training courses covering everything from Leadership and Management through to Digital and International Trade
  • 3 learning levels – Beginner /Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced
Cancellation Policy: Click Here

Business Comment

Business Comment is the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce’s bi-monthly magazine. It provides insight on Edinburgh’s vibrant business community, with features on the city’s key sectors, interviews with leading figures and news on new business developments in the capital.
Read more here