Customs Compliance

Compliance with customs regulations, customs controls, licensing requirements and sanctions regimes are a major compliance and financial costs to businesses importing and exporting goods.

Customs Compliance

Compliance with customs regulations, customs controls, licensing requirements and sanctions regimes are a major compliance and financial costs to businesses importing and exporting goods.

The Khan Partnership can help importers and exporters ease the overall tax burden and boost businesses competitiveness in the marketplace by taking advantage of the opportunities to obtain relief on the payment of customs duties and to devise effective and robust compliance systems.

Customs rules are complex and ever changing and the financial penalties for non-compliance can be severe. Our team of specialists can conduct internal audits to ensure businesses are compliant with UK, European and international regulations and help mitigate the risk of non-compliance with complicated customs regulations.

Disputes often arise and our expertise in this area in the UK is genuinely unrivalled. We have helped many businesses challenge arbitrary and often unlawful duty and tax demands by HMRC.

We have achieved successful outcomes for clients in challenging HMRC on internal reviews, appeals in the Tax Tribunal and higher courts, including to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Our expertise includes:

  • Tariff classification, including duty reduction through identification of alternative classification headings
  • Repayments/remission of duties
  • Duty drawback
  • Export controls/sanctions 
  • Penalty mitigation
  • Assisting with Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) applications

For more information about our work in this area, please see our Customs Compliance Case Studies.