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We're here to help!

We recognise that businesses trading internationally sometimes need help and support. That is why the Institute offers practical and tailored business support through our range of consultancy packages.

Our consultancy packages involve a dedicated specialist who will support your business, be it a day’s healthcheck, application completion support or full project management. The consultant will focus on ensuring your business implements practical yet compliant procedures. Healthchecks are designed to reduce customs risk and optimise processes. Application support will reduce the likelihood of applications being rejected by customs, and will expedite the timeframe to successful approval. 

All of these services are available to both members and non-members alike, however members benefit from reduced rates.


Brexit Healthcheck

To prepare for potentially significant change to your supply chain, your business will need to identify the areas of potential impact. With our Brexit Healthcheck one of our experts will come in to your business and look at the specific potential impacts of Brexit on your business.

This healthcheck will cover all potential scenarios under the current political climate, focusing on key areas such as origin, classification, customs declarations and procedures. You will be left with practical advice and recommendations in regards to what your business can do to prepare straight away, as well as potential solutions available under each scenario. 

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Customs Compliance Healthcheck

Complying with customs regulations in the UK is a necessity, and one which requires knowledge and due diligence. Providing inaccurate values, customs tariff codes or Customs Procedure Codes (CPC) on export or import entries can result in shipment delays, as well as customs queries or inspections, which can have adverse consequences.

Our Customs Compliance Healthcheck will help you reduce your risk and streamline your processes.

We get to know you and your business, understanding how you operate and the types of customs authorisations and procedures you could benefit from. Using our extensive knowledge we then propose solutions and recommendations to ensure your business establishes streamlined and fully compliant processes.

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AEO Readiness Review

If you are interested in becoming AEO accredited, or are in the process of renewing your existing accreditation, our customs and AEO experts can help with every stage of the process.

Even though there can be no denying that achieving AEO status can be a time consuming and often daunting exercise, the Institute can help take you through every step of acquiring and maintaining AEO status. 

We offer 3 tiers of service ranging from an initial 'readiness review' through to application completion. Following the initial review we will be able to advise on the cost of helping you to prepare and submit your application if you decide to progress.

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Shipping Office

Struggling to stay on top of export logistics/paperwork? Let us take the strain with our Shipping Office service.

Using the proven skills and wealth of experience at our disposal, this service has been designed to help companies large and small to focus on their main business – instead of being subsumed by the increasingly complex world of international logistics compliance.

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Other Consultancy Services

Our team of experts can support and advise on a range of other international trade topics. Our experts can visit your premises for a face-to-face advisory session, or they can discuss your requirements over the phone, whichever is easier for you. 

  • Documentation audit
  • Export controls analysis including ITAR and EAR
  • Market research
  • Market selection
  • Financial planning: working capital / risk assessment
  • Product registration
  • Packing and Marking for export
  • Customs procedures: valuation, origin, customs processes (Inward / Outward Processing Relief, ATA Carnets)
  • Terms of sale & delivery (Incoterms)
  • Terms of payment (including letters of credit)
  • H.S. (Customs tariff) code classification


Don't forget that IOE&IT members also have FREE access to our experts through our Technical Helpline, which is available as a Pay-As-You-Go service for non-members. 


If you would like more details on using the Institute’s support services please call 
+44 (0) 1733 404 400 or email