All movements into the UK require some form of import declaration, whether goods are being imported permanently, on a temporary basis, or simply transiting through.

We can assist with such entries, regardless of how goods are transported – by air, sea, or road – and specialise in customs procedures such as warehousing, Inward Processing (IP), Temporary Admission (TA), Simplified Customs Declarations Procedures (SCDP), and Import of Products, Animals, Food and Feed System (IPAFFS), to name a few. We also hold a deferment account with HMRC for paying Import duties, excise and VAT.

We work with you to find the best solution tailored to your business needs.

Ports Covered

We have badges with MCP (Destin8), CNS, CCS UK and Pentant which means we can cover an array of different ports across the UK. Below is a list of ports covered.

AberdeenAvonmouthBarkingBarrow-Upon-HumberBarryBlythBostonBristolCairnryanCardiffChathamDagenhamDartfordDoverFelixstoweFlixboroughFolkestoneGooleGrangemouthGrimsbyGroveportGunness WharfHarwichManchesterMostynNew HollandNewportHeyshamHolyheadHullImminghamInvernessKeadbyKillingholmeLondon HeathrowLiverpool (Birkenhead)London GatewayMotis DoverNewhavenPembrokePoolePort of TynePort TalbotPortsmouthPurfleetSeahamSharpnessSheernessSouthamptonSwanseaTeesportThamesportTilbury

Required Documentation for Import Declarations

Ensure a smooth import process by preparing all necessary documentation in advance. Below is a comprehensive list of the information and paperwork required for making an import declaration into the UK.

Consignor and Consignee Details

  • The consignor’s (sender’s) name and address
  • The consignee’s (receiver’s) name and address
  • The consignee’s EORI number

Goods and Packaging Details

  • Description of the goods
  • Value of the goods
  • Net and gross weight of the goods
  • Number and type of packages (e.g., Pallets, Cartons, Boxes, IBCs)

Customs and Compliance

  • Commodity code of the goods – see trade tariff link below for assistance
  • Incoterms and, if Exworks or FCA overseas, we also require the freight rate charged
  • Preference statement or preference certificate (EUR.1/GSP etc) to claim preference

Payment Methods

  • Method of payment for Import VAT (PVA, Deferment, CDS Cash Account, Direct to HMRC)
  • Method of payment for Duty (Deferment, CDS Cash Account, Direct to HMRC)
  • Utilise our own Deferment account for a small fee

Transport and Logistics

  • The vehicle or trailer ID if known
  • The routing (e.g., Calais to Dover, Hoek of Holland to Harwich)
  • Expected date of arrival into the UK
  • Have booked the goods as ‘Pre lodgement’ (Entry will be attached to a GMR) or ‘Temporary Storage’ (goods will clear at the port of arrival)

Regulatory and Other Requirements

  • Licences or authorisation approval details and supporting documents, if applicable
  • Overseas Export Health Documents (CHED/Phytosanitary) to support IPAFFS notification, if applicable
  • The reason for Import (e.g., Permanent, Temporary, etc.)
  • Copy of the overseas Export declaration, if applicable