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Preparing for EU Exit and Chamber Customs

9 December 2020 • Sarah Medcraf

With the EU Exit fast approaching you will need to be as prepared as you can be.

We can confirm that customs documentation will be a requirement from 1st January 2021, with or without a trade deal with the EU.

Please see below some useful links and attached check list which you may find helpful.

UK tariffs from 1 January 2021 - GOV.UK

Prepare to export goods from Great Britain to the EU from 1 January 2021 - GOV.UK (

Prepare to import goods from the EU to Great Britain from 1 January 2021 - GOV.UK (

Find out how to apply for a duty deferment account and guarantee waiver

Apply for an account to defer duty payments when you import or release goods into Great Britain - GOV.UK (

Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce (AGCC) offer a customs declaration service. You can see the brochure below:

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To help your Company they will require the following information:

Company Information
EORI Number
Name of Company
Company Registration Number
Contract Signature Contact - Name, Email & Tel.
Accounts Details for Invoicing - Name, Email & Tel.
Exports - Monthly Estimated Declarations required
Imports - Monthly Estimated Declarations required
Mode of transport (Road / Sea / Air)
Do your Commodities require Licences / Certificates
Do you have a Deferment Account Yes / No
If Yes, Deferment Account Number

Once AGCC have received this they can complete the onboarding process and send out our terms and conditions for signature and return. Please advise them of your freight forwarder in order for us to liaise directly with them. Also, it may be pertinent to add that when shipping, the sellers should use the phrase “ChamberCustoms will be the Customs Agent in the UK”.

AGCC prices are noted below:

ChamberCustoms Pricing Import Export
£55.00 £25.00
More than 5 lines, charge per line £10.00 £5.00
Additional port charges at cost plus 10% handling fee
Use of Deferment Account at cost plus 3% handling fee

How it works


Before the goods leave your premises you will instruct AGCC to prepare an Export Declaration by providing a commercial invoice along with specific instructions for the shipment (e.g. Certificates or Licences). AGCC will also require information about the transport at the Border, such as the name of the vessel, the registration of the road truck or the details of the flight.

Imports -

Once you receive notification that a shipment is on its way or has already arrived (e.g. Bill of Lading or AirWay Bill) you will instruct AGCC to prepare an Import Declaration by providing a commercial invoice along with specific instructions with all the information they need to satisfy any prohibition and restrictions requirements (e.g. Certificates or Licences). This should also include all the commercial information for them to calculate your Duty and VAT (e.g. value of the goods, insurance, transport costs, royalties, etc) along with the origin of goods, incoterm (trade terms), commodity codes and net weights.


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There is a grant available for IT, training and recruitment. The key phrase for accessing the funding is “to upskill for EU Exit”

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce have their own training calendar which may help you and your business. As a Moray Chamber member you can access their events at the 'member' rate. You can see this below.

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If you would like to use the AGCC Chamber Customers Service or have any questions please reach out to:

Geraldine Shand
Customs Declarations Executive
Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce
T 01224 343900

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