Trade Flow Customs Consultancy - Imports and Exports: Keeping Customs Compliant

02 November 2022

To maximise the benefits of international trade in food and drink, it is essential that businesses successfully navigate customs requirements efficiently and effectively.

Compliant traders do not leave everything to their freight agents when it comes to customs import declarations. You as the importer or exporter are liable for any errors.

This webinar explains:

  • Keeping customs compliant: 10 key actions for importers
  • The importance of proof of export
  • Common mistakes and catching errors
  • How to correct any mistakes that you discover
  • Differences from Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) to Customs Declaration Service (CDS) outputs
  • Would AEO help my business’ compliance?

Introducing an IT system to significantly help with compliance – Emma Systems E-Doc – which allows importers and exporters to easily perform internal audits on their import and export declarations. Integrating with all brokers and freight forwarders archiving declarations and supporting documents in a client dedicated easy access cloud environment.


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Gavin Roberts: Director of Trade Flow Customs Consultancy

Over 20 years of experience helping clients through the minefield of international trade. Gavin is an advisor to the FDF’s Customs Working Group and represents the FDF at meetings of HMRC’s Joint Customs Consultative Committee (JCCC). Clients are many of the UK’s biggest importers including leading food manufacturers and retailers.




Mark Jamieson: VP Operations Emma Systems UK

25+ years in supply chain technology supporting industry and customers, in realising significant cost and productivity efficiencies, leading change with digital technology solutions for many well-known brands.


Imports and Exports: Keeping Customs Compliant Video