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Customs Consultants Sought for Trader Support Service

The Institute of Export and International Trade is looking to work with experts who can assist businesses via the new Trader Support Service for trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain

Published on October 13, 2020

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The Institute of Export and International Trade (IOE&IT) has put out a call for experienced Customs Consultants to assist them to co-deliver the new Trader Support Service, a key service which will assist businesses move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the event that no agreement is finalised between the UK and the EU when the transition deal ends on December 31, 2020.

The Trader Support Service is being co-delivered by the IOE&IT and HM Government, to provide assistance to businesses moving goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. From January 1st, 2021, new rules will mean new administrative requirements when moving goods.

The IOT&IT explain that there are 50 positions available on two year contracts for experienced customs consultants who would be interested in participating. Explaining the importance of the role in supporting the Trader Support Service, Marco Forgione, Director General of the IOE&IT, said that "This is a chance to work on a pivotal trade project of national importance as the UK prepares for its new trading relationships from 1 January 2021. We’re offering exciting, diverse roles for experienced candidates with enthusiasm for supporting firms with the most up-to-date information on how to continue trading smoothly from 1 January 2021."

Some of the duties involved in the work will be managing and answering complex enquiries from customs supervisors. The roles will also involve resolving enquiries at ports and airports, at dispatch and arrival.

According to the IOE&IT, "Salaries for the new roles range up to £50,000 a year, with benefits including five weeks’ paid holiday, a company pension, private health cover and life insurance schemes. The roles, which have the possibility of being extended beyond two years, involve remote working, with occasional travel to the IOE&IT offices in Peterborough for training, one-to-one meetings and coaching."

If you're an expert customs consultant and would like to apply or find out more details, go to tradersupport.co.uk/vacancy/5f48ebbed1fbe16c5fcf2a49

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