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What are the Customs Grant Schemes?

Businesses that complete customs declarations now have until 31 January 2021 to apply for grant funding to help them increase their capacity to do so. During the transition period following the UK’s departure from the EU – from 1 February to 31 December 2020 – there will be no change to the way businesses trade with the EU.  However, we recommend to businesses that they begin preparing now for future customs arrangements from 1 January 2021.

Businesses who have already received funding through the scheme have appreciated the ability to access new training and resources, and the opportunity to expand their capacity and knowledge as they prepare for the future.

Applications will close on 31 January 2021, or earlier if funding is fully allocated. Businesses that want to apply for funding should not contact HMRC, but can apply online.

The funding is applicable to most of our Export Expert Training Courses and the BCC Foundation Award. 


Government grants can be used towards courses that help exporters learn how to complete Customs Declarations.