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Import export consultancy:
Four Steps to start shipping in some savings

IES’ Four Steps is a tried and trusted system that gives importers and exporters the information they need to achieve clarity in international supply chains, HMRC compliance and cost reductions.

The Four Steps uses the full depth of our experience to investigate where businesses can improve efficiency, write an action plan and then execute the plan.

Step 1 – Compliance Risk Report

Our initial investigation will look at your supply chain and produce a report which will include an HMRC compliance check, risk assessment and efficiency savings.

Using an external consultancy will give your business an objective overview, allowing you to decide if the report gives you enough information to achieve the necessary improvements, or if you need to move on to Step 2.


Step 2 – Compliance Audit

This detailed import export consultant’s report will focus on processes,  HMRC compliance and efficiency.

The Audit will identify exactly where there are supply chain inefficiencies, where your systems are not compliant with HMRC and most importantly where cost savings are available. The Audit will end with an action plan for your business, listing proposals for achieving supply chain efficiency.


Step 3 – Process Map & Procedure Writing

Using the information gained in the Compliance Audit, we will map out and write detailed processes and procedures for your supply chain.

These will be a valuable asset for your business, ensuring it can maintain a highly efficient supply chain into the future. It will also demonstrate to HMRC that your business has full control over it’s activities


Step 4 – Project Management

Based on the results from Steps 1,2 and 3, we will pilot your business through the action you decide to take. Our experience in dealing with HMRC, making reclaims and applying for authorisations means that improvements will be made effectively. This is where your business will see the benefits of efficient systems.

In the longer term, we can act as import consultancy, export consultancy, or provide specific advice, for example as compliance consultants.