Customs Compliance

We help streamline your processes to ensure the safest, most cost-effective handling of all customs related supply chain processes globally.

Managed Duty Reliefs
Tariff Classification
Customs Warehousing

Our dedicated Woodland Customs specialists across the globe deliver major cost savings and compliant customs management in line with the latest regulations and customs solutions.

Woodland’s compliance professionals advise on duties, taxes, risks, penalties, and consequences of noncompliance. We help standardize and automate trade and

duty compliance processes, allowing clients to operate more efficiently at lower risk. Standardization and automation can also help businesses capture the benefits of special trade programs.

We Deliver:

We Deliver:

  • Tariff suspension applications
  • Outsourced customs department and support training
  • Export compliance management
  • Denied party lists
  • Export controls
  • Licensing
  • Best practice and assured compliance
  • Customs consultative services and health checks
  • Regime management, such as CFSP, Warehousing and IP/OPR
  • Purchase order management
  • Retrospective reclaims
  • Classification reviews
  • Binding ruling
  • Customs compliance reviews
  • CTPAT gap analysis/CTPAT applications

Managed Duty Reliefs


relief schemes are certain procedures that allow you to pay less or no duty on imports from and exports to EU countries from non-EU countries. We identify the correct relief using inward processing, outward processing, and the correct duty suspensions and tariff quotas available depending on circumstances and obtaining the right approvals.

Tariff Classification & Duty Minimisation

Our dedicated Customs Consultants will review tariff codes used by you and where possible, seek to re-classify goods so that you can benefit from lower duty rates. When re-classifications are achieved, we seek to recover overpaid duty in the previous three years. On your instruction, we will obtain binding tariffs so that ongoing savings can be achieved.

Customs Warehousing

Suspend your duty or import VAT payments by making use of our dedicated HMRC-authorised customs warehouses. Placing goods in a customs warehouse delays the payment of charges until the goods are moved into free circulation, or removes charges entirely if the goods are to be re-exported or moved to another customs approval. We deliver accurate accounting and reporting systems which record where the goods are and the stock levels through our customs warehouses. Woodland can manage onward shipping of goods to anywhere in the world from our warehousing locations.

Customs Brokerage

We are customs experts so you don’t have to be. Whether you ship by air, ocean, rail or road, we deliver seamless customs clearances across the globe. Our teams in the UK are HMRC-approved while our US teams are fully licensed by U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP). As such, you can rely on us to navigate the complexities of international customs regulations and optimise your supply chain, while removing frustrating delays, paperwork headaches, and compliance issues.

Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)

Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status is an internationally recognised quality mark that shows our role in the international supply chain as established and secure. It demonstrates that our custom controls and procedures, customs compliance, record-keeping, financial solvency, security, and safety standards are efficient and meet the highest standards. As an AEO, we help streamline international trade processes, reduce administrative burdens, and enhance the overall efficiency of supply chain operations.

Duty Drawback

While our customs teams across the globe guide you through ever-changing tariffs and trade deals, our dedicated duty drawback team can help you get refunds on duties, taxes and fees.

Duty drawback is a refund from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for 99% of the duties paid on imported items which are then exported or used in the manufacturing of goods to be exported. This allows US businesses to compete with other nations that have the ability to produce goods for a lower cost, keeping a balance in the global marketplace.

The latest iteration of the duty drawback customs process, the modernised duty drawback, is a special provision of U.S. law that permits under certain circumstances the ability to seek a refund of 99% of the duties paid upon the importation of an article. The ability to qualify for and obtain refund via drawback is highly dependent upon the nature of the product, processes to which it may have been subject and the documentation, records, and details maintained and available regarding their importation, processing and exportation.

We can review your case to determine eligibility and help you identify additional opportunities for drawback recovery.

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