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Customs Special Procedures focusing on IP & OP

Essex Chambers of Commerce, 34a Star Lane, Great Wakering, Essex. SS3 0FF

Tuesday 18th October 2022
9:30am - 4:30pm
This premium training course will deliver a comprehensive insight into Customs Special Procedures, which  have become even more important since leaving  the EU.  

You will receive an in-depth review of
 all the Customs Special Procedures and understand how these procedures may save you money and focus on Inward and Outward Processing.  

Inward Processing Authorisation (IP), you could benefit from duty/VAT being suspended on imports, which are to be processed in GB before being put to an eligible disposal such as re-export.  Alternatively IP goods can be later declared to free circulation, at the rate of the processed goods or imported goods.  

With Outward Processing (OP) we shall explain how you are allowed to claim relief from customs duty on the goods which have been exported for process, as long as you can show that the exported goods were used to produce, or are incorporated into, the products you are importing. OP can also be used for goods exported for overseas repair.

Managing a Customs Special Procedure can be a heavy administration burden; let us lighten that burden by considering ways to improve your procedures and look at the roles of processing in order to identify if you could trade more competitively.  Compliance is key, let us help you understand the conditions and restrictions. Topics covered include:
  • Inward Processing (IP) – how to manage temporary imports under IP
  • Outward Processing (OP) – how to do a temporary export and re-import under OP
  • Customs Warehouse (CW) – having your own CW or becoming a depositor
  • Temporary Admission (TA) – when to use TA arrangements
  • Authorised Use (AU) (previously End Use) – how to put goods to the prescribed authorised use
  • Freeports – what is this new Customs Special Procedure
  • Harmonised System 2022 – what are the changes and how may they impact you
  • Authorisation by Declaration for infrequent use – how to provide security at import
  • Full Authorisation for frequent use – how to obtain a guarantee waiver
  • Application Forms – how to complete SP1/2/3/4/5, questionnaires, PFS1
  • Authorisation Holders – what are your responsibilities
  • Bills of Discharge (for IP and AU) – how to ensure compliance and discharge
  • Aggregation – how to manage reporting under monthly or quarterly aggregation
  • Eligible disposal – how to understand your options
  • Destruction – how to manage the destruction process 
  • Waste and scrap – calculation of any customs debt due
  • Declaration to free circulation – what process to follow
  • Rate of Yield, MCP/SCP – what do these expressions mean
  • Equivalence, Prior Export Equivalence – when do you need equivalence and why
  • Economic Codes – how to select the code(s) for your activity
  • Usual Forms of Handling – what are the permitted minimal operations
  • Customs Procedure Codes – what choices are there and why
  • Record Keeping – what are the rules for authorisation holders
  • Customs Offices of Placement and Discharge – which ones to include on your application

  Tuesday 18th October 2022 9.30am to 4.30pm 

Venue: Essex Chambers of Commerce, 34a Star Lane, Great Wakering, Essex. SS3 0FF 
Cost to attend: Members £340.00 + VAT and Non-Members £390.00 + VAT

Attendees are encouraged to bring along examples of paperwork to discuss on the day. Specific questions or issues can also be submitted prior to the course and answers or resolutions will also be discussed.

The new requirements for 2022 will be a challenge for many traders. By completing the right forms, at the right time, in the right place, you will benefit from customs clearance and ensure success in International Trade. 

Previous attendee feedback:

"Very useful course and done in an interesting way. It was a very relaxed and informative day!"

"I found the course very informative. I have been using IP/OP for a while but today has given me more information on how to run these regimes correctly. There was a lot of valuable information given. The trainer was very good at explaining everything and answered all questions."

"We already have IP and OP, along with Customs Warehousing. However, we have learnt so much more on what we are supposed to be doing then from the company who set this up for us.

So therefore, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us. I have learnt so much!"

REMEMBER compliance is not a choice, it’s a necessity
Join us to ensure you are prepared for the challenges ahead.

*All of our physical training courses will be delivered following the Government COVID-19 guidance and will have a maximum of 8 attendees plus trainers in a large, ventilated training room.  The safety of our trainers and attendees is of the utmost importance to us and training will be converted online if necessary.

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Limited parking is available at the venue, please ensure you book your space.
Refreshments and lunch will be served throughout the day. Please inform us of your choice of sandwich filling - Ham, Cheese, Egg, Tuna all available with or without salad. Vegan option also available. Ensure we are made aware of any dietary requirements.

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