personalised compliance Health Checks
With many years of experience our customs compliance team can help to ensure that your company complies with HMRC requirements for imports and exports.
Our team is highly experienced in customs procedures and we are able to consult across many areas relating to compliance with HMRC rules. We can advise via a simple audit, make recommendations on how to improve record keeping and assist with areas such as tariff code assignment and preferential status rules.
On-site audit of procedures: CML can arrange for its Compliance Manager to visit your site and conduct an import / export compliance audit in a similar manner to those that are carried out during HMRC audits. This can help to re-assure Senior Managers that processes are being followed correctly, correct tariff codes are being declared, values can be supported, and that appropriate audit information is readily available.
Upcoming HMRC audit: Our team is available to provide advice relating to HMRC customer audits. HMRC usually make an appointment prior to a visit and will often provide details of specific transactions that they wish to examine. CML is available to help prepare for the audit and to confirm that all required paperwork is available for HMRC when they visit. We can check each file and ensure, in advance, that the declarations are correct.
Previous HMRC audit: Following an audit, HMRC will often request additional information or that certain actions are carried out. CML can assist companies by suggesting revisions to procedures and suitable training to reduce the occurrence of these issues. Please contact the freight team at CML for more information.
"We approached Paul at CML, following some staff changes at the Meller Group, to ask him to conduct a “health check” of our import procedures. We chose Paul due to the extensive experience he has in customs and HMRC compliance.
He conducted a full review of our import processes to ensure that our procedures were robust and met the stringent HMRC requirements, helped us to implement revisions and has provided support and training where it was required. Paul is helpful, approachable, and trustworthy and gives us the peace of mind across the organisation that we will not fall foul of HMRC fines or penalties and we will continue to use his services on a regular basis."
John Mcgrath – Meller Designs - Group Finance Director