Skip links

International Trade – July 2021


What is ChamberCustoms?
ChamberCustoms is the customs broker, training and advisory service delivered through Chambers of Commerce across the UK.

We are different from other customs broker services as we harness the reach, expertise and knowledge of the British Chambers of Commerce network to offer an unbeatably fast, reliable and compliant service. ChamberCustoms is the only customs broker with direct links to all air, sea and land port terminals in the UK.

Our borders have changed, the rules of the game have shifted and traders need to build or reset their customs processes.

The journey so far
As you will be aware, since 1st January 2021 all goods moving between the UK, the EU and beyond require a customs declaration and understanding and implementing these changes post-Brexit as a busy, globally trading business has no doubt meant extra paperwork, headaches, and hassle.
Getting customs declarations wrong can cost your business valuable time and money and we can help simplify this process for you, by filing your customs declaration forms and additional paperwork on behalf of your business, ensuring you are HMRC compliant and therefore ensuring your goods clear customs at entry points across the UK so there are no delays or extra charges.

Since January the network has worked with over 1000 companies and has issued in excess of 17,000 declarations.

ChamberCustoms offers an HMRC compliant service that you can trust, and as HMRC begins to roll out CDS (Customs Declaration Service), the system import and export declarations will be made through in the future, ChamberCustoms will be launching an end to end system to support businesses.

Launched back in June 2021, ChamberCustoms can now issue Transit documents via SGS TransitNet for traders moving goods to and across countries party to the Common Transit Convention.  ChamberCustoms will submit and monitor Transit declarations on your behalf.  We will arrange comprehensive bank guarantees through SGS to cover your goods in transit.  TransitNet operates under EU CT regulations and principles.

With direct links to the HMRC Customs handling system and all inventory linked ports, we can ensure that your goods, no matter where they enter or leave the UK, will be cleared for onward transportation smoothly.  We can help you keep your time sensitive supply chains moving efficiently and economically ensuring custom clearance is accurate, timely and avoids additional costs through delays or errors.

Goods arriving in Great Britain without an import declaration (CIP 1)

HMRC has published guidance on what to do when goods arrive in GB without an import declaration.

The full text can be found here.

ChamberCustoms is able to help traders submit their import declarations to HMRC.

Options available are:

  1. Submit a full import declaration within 1 month of the import. 
    Exceptionally, until 6th Aug 2021, HMRC will accept full declarations for anything imported since 1st Jan 2021 
  2. Submit a supplementary declaration

How can we help?
There is a local ChamberCustoms office in Hampshire, operated by Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, and the team can be contacted via email or telephone 01329 242420 option 3

• We can offer a customs brokerage service with direct links to the HMRC customs handling system and ALL inventory linked ports
• We can ensure that your goods, no matter where they enter or leave the UK, will be cleared for onward transportation smoothly

We look forward to hearing from you

ChamberCustoms team – Hampshire

International Trade workshops (4)

click here

For further information on any of the above workshops please call our training department on 01329 242420 or email

Updates/Latest News:

EU Exit Update

Webinars on trading with the EU
Webinars giving an overview of the new rules that have come into place since leaving the EU customs union and the EU Single Market click here for further information

ICC’s Incoterms® rules are the world’s essential terms of trade for the sale of goods and the revised publication, Incoterms® 2020, is in stock at Hampshire Chamber of Commerce.

To purchase your copy please contact the international trade team on tel: 01329 242420 or click here 

Foundation Award in International Trade

Hampshire Chamber can now offer the Foundation Award in International Trade, a qualification assessed by British Chambers of Commerce.

To receive the award candidates need to attend and pass assessments from 6 of the international trade training workshops on offer.

These workshops are replicated 3 times during the year.   Certificates are provided for each module passed.

For more information or to book your workshops email or call Ben McDonald on 01329 242420

Dates for your Diary:

For further information and to book please click here or contact Jackie Highmore via email

Roundup of news:

Export to Japan – helping your company do business in Japan click here for further information

The demand is out there.  You should be too.

The UK market might seem big enough for your business. But thinking bigger pays off. Borders needn’t be blockers. Let us help you grow beyond them.  Click here for further information

Additional International Services

Leave a comment

Font Resize