Importing Goods To The UK?

Importing goods and materials to the UK relies on a successful understanding of customs requirements. What you do as an importer will differ depending on where you are importing from in terms of taxes, VAT and customs declarations. Therefore, how you interact with HMRC is very important. Why not avoid costly financial penalties and delays at port by using our customs expertise?

How We Can Help

We have detailed knowledge and vast experience when it comes to customs requirements, regulatory pitfalls and inbound shipment processes. If you want to stay customs compliant, then we actively encourage careful planning and research. We will ensure that you pay the correct amount of duty and tax, as well as minimising any agents/forwarder fees.

Did you know that we can complete Import Customs Declarations on your behalf? Visit Clearlight Brokerage/Import Declarations for more details.

Visit our Brexit page for updates on UK customs arrangements.

We can advise, consult and provide training on the following:

  • Customs Entry quality and error correction
  • Post Import Reclaim
  • CFSP – Customs Freight Simplified Procedures
  • Simplifications
  • Customs Regulations Duty Reliefs
  • Commodity Codes – the correct commodity codes will be required for all goods
  • CPC – Customs Procedure Codes
    • ATA Carnet – taking advantage of Carnet
    • Transit – facilitating the movement of goods
    • Returned Goods Relief
    • Excise – knowledge of the inland taxes for specific goods
    • Re-Importations of IP goods – formerly known at IPR
    • Temporary Import – formerly Temporary Admission
    • Temporary dispatch/export formerly OPR – Outward Processing Relief
    • Samples – how to import commercial samples free from duty and VAT
    • Identifying and declaring samples correctly
    • Warehouse – how to store and manage record keeping in a customs warehouse with suspended duty and/or VAT
    • Export of goods not in free circulation
  • Certificate Requirements
    • Certificate of Origin – required by customs authorities and can decide the correct origin of the goods
    • CITES – Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
    • Kimberley – KPCS
    • GSP – General System of Preferences
  • Licence Requirements – making sure you get the correct licence to trade
  • EORI – Economic Operator Registration and Identification number to communicate with customs officials throughout the EU
  • Audit/Audit Tools
Whatever customs situation you’re facing, we can help – please get in touch and let’s work together.
Clearlight Customs – UK Import Export Customs Advisors
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