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UK Customs Clearance

When it comes to Customs clearance, experience is everything. We at UK Import Services Limited have been providing a full logistics service, including both UK Customs clearance and a nationwide UK delivery service for many years now, from International Corporations, down to Private Individuals. Please click here to see a full list of services on offer.

Whether its personal use or for business (Commercial) reasons, importing goods can be a cheaper and more exciting way of buying any goods, and one that offers endless choice. The purpose of this site is to explain everything you need to know before deciding if its the right choice for you.

We do offer a Fast Track service. Please contact our Imports Team for more details.

3 reasons why you should use a Customs broker

01. Making a complicated process, easy

The Customs Form C88 is an A4 page containing 49 boxes, some of which requires a code which outlines how your goods have arrived, why your goods are being imported and what the goods are etc.
Then there is the accompanying Customs Form C89 (the ‘Value Build Up’ sheet). Like the C88, some boxes are left blank, but which ones?

Our experienced team is waiting to take the stress out of you trying to work what needs to be written where.

02. Speeds up the Customs process

When things are done right the first time, the amount of time that your goods are held pending release from Customs can be reduced.

We do offer a 'Fast Track' Customs Clearance service. Please ask a member of our Import Team for more details via the email address or phone number on our website.

This means that not only do you get your goods quicker, but you also minimise the chance of incurring storage charges.

03. Paying a small fee which could save you a lot of money

As mentioned in number 2, delays in Customs clearance could result in storage charges being incurred.

Likewise, in number 1, filling out incorrect details/codes on your Customs forms could result in you paying more duty and/or VAT than you need to.

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Contact us today to see how much we would charge you for assisting you with clearing your goods through UK Customs… hopefully it would be less than you think.

So, why don’t we just say how much we charge?

Well, this depends on a few different factors, such as: the service on which your goods arrive:

  • Air
  • Sea
  • Road (Truck)
  • Ferry (Car, Van, Motorcycle, Pick-up etc.)
  • Parcel (HWDC/SPP)

  • Plus the place where the goods have arrived, such as:

    • Manchester Airport
    • Felixstowe Port
    • Dover
    • Portsmouth
    • Heathrow

    Remember: Shipping and Customs clearance doesn't have to be expensive, but choosing the wrong agent could be!™ ukimports

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