We are specialists in Customs Compliance, AEO (Authorised Economic Operator), Health and Safety
With practical experience of HMRC, Border Force and HSE, we are able to assist with Customs Training, Customs Warehousing, CFSP, ETSF, Security and ISO standards.
Our services also include assisting our clients with completion of application forms, carrying out on-site risk assessments & audits, as well as drafting & implementing policies & procedures to ISO:9001 standard.
We pride ourselves in our ability to successfully guide our clients through the complexities of risk management, accreditation and compliance
VARTAN has a 100% success rate with Customs applications handled, so our clients can rest assured that they are in very capable hands.
VARTAN was established in 2009 and is still privately owned and managed by its founder, Miles Vartan.
The final countdown for CDS. Bring on November 2023
The first stage of the migration from CHIEF to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) is complete. Second stage (exports) is just around the corner
VARTAN CDS Transition Training is available online
With the switch from CHIEF to CDS for imports live (and for exports imminent), our CDS Transition Training package is available on our training platform
Northern Ireland Protocol grace periods and TSS
A House of Lords sub-committee has warned of a ‘feast or famine’ economy in Northern Ireland
The Compliance Experts Podcast – Episode 12: Fuel shortages, limited warehousing and diminishing truck stops – how are hauliers staying on the road?
We talk about the haulage industry and the challenges faced by some of the largest and smallest haulage firms in the UK
The Compliance Experts Podcast – Episode 11: How do you keep employees safe in a high-risk environment?
You can’t just throw a team together – you have to make sure that your workforce and members of the public are kept safe
The Compliance Experts Podcast – Episode 10: What should we be doing NOW to join the Sizewell C Project?
With less than a year to the ‘spade in the ground’ at Sizewell C, what should SMEs be doing to join the Supply Chain?
The Compliance Experts Podcast – Episode 9: EU Customs and Excise 2022 – How are we coping and what’s next?
We discuss the latest legislation on imports from the EU and how UK companies are coping with the changes
Plastic Packaging Tax – Do you need to register?
The Tax aims to encourage greater use of recycled plastic and help tackle plastic waste
GVMS – Customer Support
HMRC is supporting hauliers to ensure they can comply with the new UK border processes
“The VARTAN team made the AEO application process trouble free. Liz was on hand to help and assist at every stage right through to the day we became accredited. VARTAN come highly recommended if you want to be assured your applications are of the right standard.”
Co-Founder & Director
"I would like to thank Liz for assisting us to gain AEO status. She made the whole process so much easier, always there to help when it was needed. Very professional in her approach and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend VARTAN."
Business Development Manager
Prologic Services Ltd
"I could not have done it without VARTAN. Neil guided me through the labyrinth of information and terminology with patience and understanding. VARTAN were able to advise me on all areas of the complicated process of imports and exports as well as taking me through the application for a Customs warehouse (now granted)."
Caroline NorrisMutt Motorcylces
"The VARTAN team have knowledge of all areas of the international freight and logistics business, way beyond their perceived areas of expertise. This enables them to know what it is that makes a company ‘tick’ and to provide value beyond just their consultancy services."
"I unreservedly recommend VARTAN to any company considering applying for AEO accreditation. They have shown themselves to be valuable, reliable partners. Without their expertise, knowledge and support we would not have achieved this success."
International and Pet Business Director
Trouw Nutrition GB
"VARTAN project managed our AEO application with first class knowledge and efficiency. Their experience in customs and safety practices is excellent and we would recommend any company interested in applying for AEO to use VARTAN to manage the application."
Transport & Logistics Manager
"Thank you assisting us to gain AEO status and for providing a first class service. It made the process so much more enjoyable having VARTAN on board and AEO will benefit us as a company in this ever changing world."
Locher Evers International
"Without the expertise and experience of the team at VARTAN we would never have gained our AEO accreditation. With the all hard work taken away we could get on with business as usual. The consultants went so far beyond the call of duty that I could not rate them more highly."
Group Financial Director
Harrison & Clough
"VARTAN's professional team made the whole application and inspection process a pain-free experience. Their hands-on approach and attention to fine detail was key to us gaining our AEO accreditation quickly and seamlessly."
"It could not have been easier once we contracted in VARTAN to help us gain AEO accreditation. This was sorted with minimum impact on the day to day running of the office. Job well done!"