Duty Planning

Duty Planning

Proper customs planning is key to the success of any importing business. Yet all too often importers commit to overseas orders before seeking advice, only to find profits erased by higher than expected duty rates, or goods delayed due to incorrect or missing documents.


HCL can ensure these scenarios do not occur by verifying the tariff classification, duty rate and documentary requirements of your products prior to orders being placed, enabling you to accurately assess landed costs whilst eliminating the risk of non-compliance.

In addition, HCL can provide advice at a pre-production stage, identifying goods (e.g. clothing and footwear) where minor alterations in design may give rise to a more favourable tariff classification.


For importers wishing to further refine their import cost calculations, HCL can also provide delivered duty paid (DDP) quotes, encompassing all costs, including shipping, customs clearance and haulage, up to the point of delivery.

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