UK-Switzerland Services Mobility Agreement

UK Switzerland Services Mobility Agreement 1

The UK-Switzerland Services Mobility Agreement is a post-Brexit arrangement between the UK and Switzerland that has been in place since 2021. It allows UK service industry professionals to travel and operate freely in Switzerland for up to 90 days a year without having to first apply for a work permit, and vice versa for Swiss […]

What is the UK Developing Countries Trading Scheme (DCTS)?

Developing Countries Trading Scheme (DCTS)

The new Developing Countries Trading Scheme (DCTS), due to be launched by the UK Government in early 2023, is said to demonstrate the UK’s commitment to building long-term and mutually beneficial relationships with emerging economies. The following guide to the DCTS looks at what this new scheme promises, compared with the UK’s previous Generalised Scheme […]

ATA Carnet for Temporary Imports to the UK

ata carnet

A carnet can provide overseas companies with the freedom to bring their products to the UK on a temporary basis – whether to showcase samples for customers, exhibiting at trade fairs and shows, or transporting equipment – and provides professionals with the ability to temporarily bring their tools of the trade into the UK in […]

Customs Invoice for Shipping to the UK

Customs Invoice

The customs invoice is one of the most important documents when bringing goods into the UK. It is therefore important to understand what this document is and what role it plays in the overall importation process. Further guidance on importing goods into the UK can be found in our related articles including how to register a […]

Duty Deferment Account Guide for Importing

deferment account

When importing goods into Great Britain on a regular basis, having the ability to delay paying customs or tax charges due on those goods can be crucial to streamlining the customs process and improving cashflow. The following guide looks at duty deferment accounts and how these can be used to defer the payment of customs […]

Incoterms Guide 2022


If you are importing or exporting goods, knowing your Incoterms is essential to understanding exactly who is responsible for what in the supply chain, and being able to arrange for things like loading, transportation and insurance cover, where applicable. The following guide will help to simplify the freight shipping process. We explain what is meant […]

Moving to the Customs Declaration Service

Customs Declaration Service

If you import goods into the UK or are planning to do so, it is important to understand how to correctly submit any import declarations using the right system. With the import phase of the new Customs Declaration Service soon to come fully into effect, the following guide for traders and intermediaries looks at how […]

Travelling to the UK on Business

business travel uk

If you’re planning to travel to the UK on business, or to send an employee for the purposes of carrying out a business activity, the following guidance will help you to establish whether or not a visa should be obtained in advance and, where applicable, the type of visa needed for business travel to the […]

What is a freight forwarder?

freight forwarder

As an overseas business looking to move goods in and out of the UK, important factors like packing, storage, insurance, tracking and documentation to clear customs can make trading with the UK challenging. Engaging the services of a freight forwarder can help to ensure your goods safely reach their intended destination in a timely and […]

UK Customs Charges 2022

uk customs charges 2022

When importing goods into the UK to sell, process or use in your business, or even when bringing goods into the UK for your own private use, there may be import VAT, customs duty and excise duty to pay. In this guide, we look at the current rules relating to customs charges for both commercial […]