At LS Customs, we have always been committed to providing top-notch services to our clients, ensuring their smooth navigation through the complex world of international trade. Today, we are delighted to announce that we are expanding our offering to include comprehensive trade compliance services.

We recognise the importance of compliance with export regulations and the need for businesses to stay up to date with the ever-evolving trade landscape. To address these needs, LS Customs now offers an array of additional trade compliance services to complement our existing customs consultancy solutions.

Here’s a glimpse of the new services we provide:

    • Export license checks: We offer meticulous export license checks to ensure your exports of dual use material comply with all applicable regulations. Our team will thoroughly review your documentation pre and post shipment, saving you time and preventing any potential compliance issues.

    • Export license applications: Navigating the export license application process can be overwhelming. Our experts will guide you through the entire application process, ensuring that all required information is accurately compiled and submitted, leading to a smooth approval process.

    • DGSA services: From 1st January 2023, dangerous goods consignors now face a legal requirement to have a named DGSA (Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor) on their books. Our team of experienced professionals can act as your named DGSA: conducting DGSA audits, offering ongoing advice to your team, investigating any dangerous goods incidents, preparing your annual report and ensuring your compliance with the latest regulations to help you maintain a safe and secure environment for transporting dangerous goods.

    At LS Customs, we are dedicated to staying abreast of industry changes and regulatory updates. Our expanded trade compliance services align with our core mission of assisting businesses in meeting their legal obligations while optimising their international trade operations.

    Whether you are a small business or a multinational corporation, our team of knowledgeable consultants is here to support you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on delivering tailored solutions that meet your unique needs, ensuring seamless compliance and facilitating your global business endeavours.

    If you would like to learn more about our new trade compliance services or discuss how LS Customs can assist your business, please reach out by emailing Our team is ready to engage in meaningful conversations and help you navigate the intricacies of international trade.

    Please join us in welcoming Rosario San Andres Cervilla, who joins the team at LS Customs as a Trainee Customs Coordinator. Rosario discusses her career progression, areas of expertise and future goals.

    How has your career progressed to where you are now?

    I studied marine biology at the University of Aberdeen and went on to achieve my diploma in ecology and environmental sustainability. Following this, I began a career in the oil and gas industry as a Marine Mammal Observer where I worked offshore on boats and rigs. When I heard that LS Customs were looking for a Trainee Customs Coordinator, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to learn something new whilst building on my past experience in the industry.

    What is your area of expertise?

    My previous employment and academic background have given me a vast knowledge of data collection and analysis, which are extremely useful skills in my current position. I also have a strong background in customer service, having worked in several customer-facing roles. I am looking forward to using that experience to provide clients with expert advice on their customs queries.

    What has been the highlight of your career so far?

    The highlight of my career has been joining the team at LS Customs and learning new skills. Currently, my main responsibility is to check import and export declaration entries and I am excited to continue expanding on my skillset as I advance in my career.

    Do you have any goals that you would like to achieve in the next few years?

    I would love to become a fully qualified Customs Coordinator and one day cycle The North Coast 500.

    Discussions with HMRC, OEUK and the UK Government on a permanent customs solution for the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) are moving forward, with the industry’s preferred option of declaration by conduct receiving ministerial approval.

    This will enable non licensable and free circulation goods to move to and from the UKCS without a formal customs entry being processed through the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) or Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF).

    In the absence of an entry, there will still be a requirement for a detailed manifest with every shipment. LS Customs will be working with OEUK as part of the industry group as these details are finalised prior to any implementation.  

    Please note that this is still in progress with no definitive timetable in place. Until the legislation has passed, your current process for UKCS shipments will remain the same. Sign up to our newsletter for further updates.