Chamber International expands customs brokerage team as EU transition deadline looms
Overseas trade specialist, Chamber International, has extended its customs brokerage team, Chamber Customs, with the appointment of Adelina Paduraru as an administrator.
Adelina Paduraru, a Romanian, gained a general law degree at the prestigious Ovidious Law University, Constanta, Romania, and a Masters in Public Law. In the UK she has gained a Level 3 Customs Practitioner Award from the Institute of Export and International Trade.
She will work with Team Leader, Customs Broker, Ioanna Orfanidi, in supporting businesses which will have to complete customs declarations for the first time after the UK’s transition period for leaving the EU ends on 31 December.
Until now only businesses exporting to, and importing from, outside the EU must complete customs declarations but, due to the UK's exit from the EU, and whether or not the UK negotiates an 11th hour trade deal, the number of UK customs declarations will soar by around 500% to 255m a year from January as about 50% of all UK importers and exporters trade only with the EU and will have to complete them for the first time.
Adelina Paduraru, who speaks Romanian and English as well as French and some Italian and Spanish, has several years' experience in international trade as a duty and export administrator for a large West Yorkshire supply chain specialist. She will support Chamber Customs clients by proving customs clearance and entries as well as advising on other customs-related matters.
She said: “It is an honour to join such a skilled and respected team at Chamber International at a crucial time for export declarations.”
Chamber International helps hundreds of new and experienced exporters throughout the UK with a wide range of specialist services to make exporting easier and more cost effective.