Simplifying trade through customs special procedures and authorisations


UK firms are faced with new customs obligations to trade with the EU, including completing declarations and navigating the UK-EU trade deal’s complex Rules of Origin chapter.

However, use of customs special procedures and authorisations can allow firms to streamline these new requirements and ensure efficient and effective trade.

This one-hour webinar from the Institute of Export & International Trade gives an overview of the procedures available to traders, particularly importers including:

  • Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP)
  • Customs Warehousing
  • Inward and Outward Processing
  • Authorised Economic Status (AEO)

You can download the slides from the webinar here.

Useful links

Special procedures guidance
Inward processing guidance

Inward processing economic codes
Outward processing guidance
How to use a customs warehouse
Check if Authorised Economic Operator could benefit you
Notice 117: Authorised Economic Operator
Contact lists of providers who support CFSP
Customs freight simplified procedures guidance

Further support

Visit to find out how joining the Institute of Export & International Trade can help your business adapt to new customs processes via:

  • Technical helpdesk
  • One-day online training courses
  • Lunchtime learning sessions
  • IOE&IT Business Shield
  • Consultancy
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