We all want to remain fully compliant in international trade and reap the rewards, but regulations are becoming increasingly complex. From Brexit and the Union Customs Code to aviation security and counter terrorism measures – the scope continues to increase.

As a result, penalties for non-compliance include substantial fines, greater Customs and Governmental examinations, negative publicity and a slow and unpredictable supply chain. Drawing on over 30 years’ experience, we provide unrivalled assistance and advice.

In the USA, as a Licensed Customs Broker, we are experienced in Customs law, classification, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, FDA rules and freight regulations. In the UK, HMRC is increasing its audits and visits to traders, with fines of up to £2,500 for each individual error.

It makes sense to talk to someone who knows the system inside-out with the licenses and qualifications to back it up.

Brexit & Post Brexit

As a valued client you can rest assured that Charles Kendall are not just prepared for Brexit but will also provide sound advice to make the right decisions for your business.

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This was a major change in the EU and one that the UK has signed up to. This is the framework regulation for all customs rules and procedures in the EU. It required the UK in particular to provide a lot more information on import and export entries to Customs and as a result the UK is moving to the new Customs Declaration Service – CDS a totally different Customs system. This was due to be implemented in 2018 but the software has not fully tested and approved.

Supply Chain Security

In June 2005, the WCO Council adopted the SAFE Framework of Standards to secure and facilitate global trade and act as a deterrent to international terrorism, secure revenue collections and promote trade worldwide. Increasingly, countries are adopting the SAFE Framework standards into their own customs regimes. C-TPAT, AEO, PIP, Frontline and SEP all utilize the same SAFE Framework standards from the WCO.

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Health Check Service

In a changing and unpredictable environment, our first priority is to protect your cargo and your business. Our experts can put together a complete assessment of the categories and degrees of risk you face, then recommend tailored strategies to mitigate and control that risk.

The benefits are undisputed. Following a prescribed check-list to cover both import and export regulations, as well as key areas such as valuation, product classification, licensing and rules of origin and preference.