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Importing goods by air, sea and road – Our Services
As an independent broker offering global shipping and Customs clearance services, we have the experience and International connections to provide the logistical services needed to minimise the stress and cost of importing your goods.
An overview of our services are as follows – click on the blue lines for more information:
We at UK Import Services have global connections which allow us to provide a International shipping service from around 200 Countries around the World, including collection from your supplier (if required), then ship them via your preferred mode of shipping, to the UK Port of your choosing, right the way through to delivery to your door. The methods of shipping available are:
If you are unsure as to most cost-effective and best mode of shipping, based on your particular goods and circumstance, then contact our Imports Team who will be more than happy to help you.
UK Customs Clearance
We at UK Import Services can clear your goods through Customs. There are many circumstances which means that your goods arriving into the UK will require clearance through UK Customs. The following pages should cover some of the processing costs.
- New to Imports
- Customs declaration
- EORI Registration
- Road Freight Brexit
- Airports and Ports that we clear at
If you instruct us to ship your commercial goods, then we can usually provide the necessary, and highly recommended insurance cover, whilst the goods are in transit.
Although it is called ‘Marine’ insurance, it is not just for goods travelling by sea. We can usually arrange insurance for your goods when travelling by air cargo and also road transport. Click here to visit our ‘Insurance’ webpage which has more information on this subject.
Of course exceptions apply, but to find out if we can insure your goods and for a no-obligation quote, please contact our Imports Team.
Courier / Parcels
Firstly, if your goods are currently on a Courier service, with Companies such as: DHL, FedEx, UPS, TNT etc., then we cannot assist you. These Companies provide a full pre-paid service which includes the Customs clearance and transport to your door.
If, however, you have received your goods and the Courier Company hasn’t declared your goods correctly to UK Customs, resulting in an amendment and/or reclaim to be submitted, then this is where we can help.
If your goods have arrived by Royal Mail and are at the Heathrow World Distribution Centre (HWDC), and you have received a Notice of Arrival, giving you an ‘SPP’ reference number, then we offer you a fast and efficient Customs clearance service, at a very competitive price. We will use all of our experience to clear and delivery your goods, without incurring any unnecessary costs and delays, which could result in your goods being returned. This service includes:
- Completion of a Customs Declaration (formerly called a C88)
- Completion of worksheets (when importing multiple items)
- Payment of any Import Duty and VAT to Customs
…and more. Why not discuss your specific circumstances with a member of our Imports Team.
Payment of Duty and VAT
Needless to say, when we declare goods to Customs, we can arrange for the payment of any duty and/or VAT to Customs on your behalf. But there are also occasions when there is a need to advise UK Customs that the circumstances surrounding the importation of goods has changed. Or perhaps, too much duty and/or VAT was originally paid, for whatever the reason. When this happens, we are here to help. We can provide the following services:
- Post-Clearance submission of Customs Forms to relevant department (e.g. to obtain a NOVA letter to register a motor vehicle with the DVLA)
- Post-Clearance amendments and Reclaim of any over paid duty and/or VAT.
- Contact our imports team for more information on Post Clearance Entry Amendments / Reclaims.
We can usually arrange for your goods to be delivered to your preferred delivery address. Just let our Imports team know where and when you want your goods delivered, and we will give our best price.
Exports from the UK to the E.U.
We can help with the export of your goods to the E.U. Just let our Imports team know which port and the destination country and we will give our best price.
Remember: Shipping and Customs clearance doesn’t have to be expensive, but choosing the wrong agent could be!™ ukimports
We at UK Import Services Limited pride ourselves on not just fulfilling the necessary criteria to get your goods cleared, but we have set our own even higher standards to ensure that you receive a professional and personal service, every time.
If you have any other questions about shipping or Customs clearance, then why not contact our Imports Team who will be happy to assist.
- Basic Import Advice
- Broker Agent Information
- UK Commodity Classification Codes
- Customs Declaration Service (CDS)
- Customs Exchange Rates
- Customs Freight Simplified Procedures
- Frequently Asked Questions
- How to Calculate UK Import Duty
- Customs Procedure Codes
- Import Duty VAT Calculator
- Inward Processing Relief
- Outward Processing Relief
- Return Goods Relief
Contact us to see if we can help you.
We can assist with shipping and UK Customs
UK Import Services Limited
Global Shipping and UK Customs Broker
PO Box 832
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