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Global Trade Bureau: Customs Brokers

A customs broker service which simplifies, accelerates and completes the full customs declaration process, to help keep your business moving.

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Global Trade Bureau: Customs Brokers
When you’re running an international business, the smooth transition of your goods from and into the UK couldn’t be more important.

Your goods not only need to arrive, they must arrive without delay.

However, the UK leaving the EU has introduced some additional formalities. For instance, the requirement to complete customs declarations – and with that, new obligations for reporting to HMRC. But the process can actually be simplified depending on your trading requirements – saving you both time and money.

Global Trade Bureau is a team of customs agents who assess your business’ customs clearance needs and recommend and help design the right customs processes for you. They also take care of your customs declarations and filing requirements when your goods arrive at the border, and, with the ability to review your end-to-end process, they will help keep your business moving.

"The Deloitte Customs Bureau continue to deliver an invaluable support service to WHSmith’s supply chain, providing timely and accurate import declarations to ease the flow of goods through our UK ports and minimising delays. The team are always excellent at responding to tight deadlines (provided at very short notice) and are a delight to work with. There is a positive “can do” attitude and a high level of proactivity that makes the service stand out vs the competition."
Ian Wiles Group Tax Manager, WHSmith

Benefits of using our customs declaration service

Customs compliance support

Customs compliance support

Electronically filed customs declarations via our technology enabled platforms, processed by a team of customs agents so you can remain customs compliant. Plus, with an online history of your declarations available to you, you can feel supported through any HMRC audit or visit.

Visibility, speed and simplification

Visibility, speed and simplification

With an upfront review of your trade requirements, our customs agents will deliver a streamlined customs declaration process that suits your trade terms – potentially saving you time and money. Moreover, our end-to-end customs processing solution can take care of your customs compliance requirements when your goods arrive at the border.

Accurate duty payments

Accurate duty payments

When you have access to the right customs experts, you can be more confident that your business is paying the right amount of import duty, at the right time. Our comprehensive quality assurance programme includes pre-submission reviews and regular monitoring by a Global Trade Advisory Partner.

Download our useful guides to importing and exporting in 2023

Importing into the UK

Importing into the UK

HMRC's Simplified Customs Declaration Procedures (SCDP)

HMRC's Simplified Customs Declaration Procedures (SCDP)

Exporting from the UK

Exporting from the UK


Our team of customs brokers

Global Trade Bureau’s customs brokerage business launched in 2019 with a team of only six.

Each consultant brought to the business significant experience in the Customs, Logistics, and Freight Forwarding Industries; with some even being ex-HMRC Customs officers.

Since then, Global Trade Bureau has grown and developed into a team of over 40 customs agents who are processing thousands of import and export declarations every month.

When you engage Global Trade Bureau, you’ll have access to a team of customs brokers that have cross-industry experience and take pride in finding an easier way of moving your goods through customs.

Features of our service

HMRC Customs Declaration filing
Analytics and reporting
Scalable processing solution
Customs compliance solution
Access to experienced specialists in customs compliance
Easy access to documents for HMRC audit and assurance visits
Own authorisation for Simplified Customs Declaration Procedure (SCDP)
Management of Customs Special Procedures such as Customs Warehousing and Processing

How our customs declaration service demystifies the complex

We have the tools to analyse your organisation’s HMRC data (MSS) using our UK Trade Analytics Tool – giving you a holistic view of your UK international trade footprint whilst identifying risks and potential cost savings for your business.

We work hand-in-hand with our Global Trade Advisory practice, helping our clients demystify the complex trade environment and manage costs because they know what to look for when reviewing your customs processing procedure.

For example, they can help you to access and optimise your use of preferential tariff treatment, reliefs and special procedures, which Global Trade Bureau can then operate on your behalf where appropriate. Find out more about our UK Trade Analytics Tool.

How our customs broker service works

We will work with you to review the viability of SCDP for your particular supply chain movements. If it is a suitable option in delivering value to your business, we will work with you to submit a request for authorisation with HMRC.
We receive notification of your shipment details and monitor the ETA of your goods whilst we’re preparing your declaration pre-arrival.
Global Trade Bureau submits the frontier declaration to HMRC once your goods arrive, facilitating clearance of your shipment at the port of arrival.
We create a customs declaration file in our Duty Management System, complete quality assurance checks and submit the Supplementary Declaration to HMRC.
You’ll have access to a management tool which records all information about your individual shipments including the Unique Consignment Reference number, the purchase order and even the total weight.

Members of International Trade and Freight Associations

Ensuring we’re keeping abreast of issues impacting international trade and freight is vitally important for the success of your business. That’s why we’re members of the following associations.

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