Customs clearance can be time-consuming and stressful, which is why we’ve made it our mission to control that. We shall make sure that it all happens as efficiently and accurately as possible. Our customs clearance service is fully managed, which means that export documentation and regulations can be taken care of. Our experts have specialist knowledge in compliance regarding import and export regulations, so you know you’re in good hands.
To classify products, customs defines goods using a standardised numbering system describing the products make and use. This is referred to as the Customs and Excise Tariff. Import/export clearance use this system to determine the appropriate duty and tax rates as well as any additional documents required.
The paperwork and documents that you provide are used at customs clearance points throughout your shipment’s journey. To avoid delays and/or fines, it's therefore incredibly important that the documents and the information you provide are accurate.
A commercial invoice must accompany international shipments. Depending on the goods and destination additional documents may be required, such as a Certificate of Origin, ATR or EUR1. You may also require a licence if you are shipping restricted goods as covered by import or export regulations.
When you import goods into a country, you are required to pay customs duty or import duty. This is based upon the classification of the goods and is usually worked out as a percentage of their value.
When goods are sold, you have to pay sales tax. The amount differs from country to country. It is charged on all sales transactions as a percentage of the value of the goods. These duties and taxes must be paid before customs will release the goods for delivery.
Customs export procedure can be difficult. So make sure that you take a look at our online glossary to look up specific terminology. Or get in contact with us for more information.