Many start-ups and small to medium-sized importers or exporters don’t have a logistics or supply chain manager, and so from time to time, they need easy access to a source of expert, independent logistics expertise which can help them enter a new market, inform them if they could do things better or provide a solution to an on-going logistics or Customs problem which is impacting their business. They need someone who is an expert in this area and can translate the jargon of logistics, Customs and international trade into a language they can actually understand.

This is where our Consultancy service is really valuable and is often used for:

  • Trouble shooting or gap analysis
  • Providing expert and unbiased advice
  • A health check on a current logistics model
  • Customs compliance or classification issues
  • Advice on trading with new and unfamiliar overseas markets
  • Bespoke projects e.g. BREXIT preparation

Our consultancy service is very cost-effective for companies who just need to access expertise and support as and when required and provides direct access to all of our knowledge, influence and industry contacts.

A recent example was a company in Southport who'd imported a product from China for a year or so, but their shipments were being declared using various tariff codes by DHL/UPS and they needed help to classify the goods correctly. We worked with them over a couple of months and after review of the Customs Tariff, Customs rulings and technical literature, agreed on a commodity code which they could confidently use on all future Customs declarations. Another customer in the Wirral who imported around 1500 containers per year from Asia first employed us on a consultancy basis to make an assessment on their freight arrangements, procedures and costs and then went on to engage us for a Freight Review which brought about annual savings of +£200K.

With the Consultancy service, we work as part of your team on a flexible basis, with clients engaging us for a particular project or on a rolling monthly basis. Whether you are a start-up or an established business which needs solutions or support, we can provide a cost-effective package tailored to your particular needs.

If this sounds like you, please contact us, we’re happy to explain how we can help and whether you decide to use us or not, you’re guaranteed to learn something!

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