Goods that are exported from the UK or imported to the UK from/to a third country must pass through Border Force/HMRC Control.
We work proactively with our clients to clear customs, without delays.
We can notify you 24/7 on the arrival of goods at the port/airport, and departure at export.
Our regular checks and reporting ensure that you are and will stay compliant with HMRC audit requirements.
1. Customs Declarations
HMRC is gradually introducing the Customs Declaration Service (CDS), the long term replacement for the current Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system.
We connect to CHIEF/CDS, via a best-in-class software connected through Community Service Providers (CSPs), which allows us to clear your goods through a large selection of UK ports and airports.
2. Tariffs Classification
To avoid your goods being delayed, you will need to include the correct commodity code on your import and export declarations.
This will determine the rate of duty you need to pay and if you need an import/export licence.
3. VAT & Duty rates Calculation
When you make your import or export declaration, you will particularly need to include the correct value of your goods -
This helps to work out the right amount of duty and VAT you’ll need to pay to HMRC and avoid paying penalties.
4. Documentation Services
Our digital platform can produce all the main international trade documents in the SITPRO format.
The following documents are included:
Dangerous Goods Note (DGN) – Road and Sea
Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods – Air
Standard Shipping Note
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