Shipping to Cyprus

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Customs House Brokerage

Core products

Export Customs Clearance T1 - transit customs clerance Fiscal clearance
Standard Declaration to Customs to gain permission to board an outbound vessel. A customs declarations allowing to move goods between two or more different customs territories. Import customs clearance done in the country of entry to EU while we guarantee that the VAT will be paid in the country of final destination that is a different EU country.
  • Export declarations.
  • Creating T2L for intra EU shipments.
  • Regular T1.
  • Simplified procedure (we do not have it yet but are in the process of obtaining one).

Additional Custom House Brokerage services

  • EUR1  
  • Sanitary / Phytosanitary / Soivre (quality) Certificates  
  • Veterinary certificates  
  • ECS – Declaring already custom cleared cargo to European customs system.
  • Security declarations – Not included in simplified procedure but must be done before loading a vessel.
  • Scanner Assistance  
  • Inspections Assistance  

What is required to complete Customs House Brokerage?

  • Commercial Invoice (s)
  • Packing List (s)
  • HS codes of the cargo
  • Bill Of Lading


Q: What is the Pricing / Cost of these services?
A: Please refer to the pricing schedule shared with you.

Q: What can hold up my Customs Clearance?
A:  Late submission of POA or any other certificate, late payment when no credit, Authorities feedback.

Q: What is an EORI Number and how do I get one?
A: An EORI (Economic Operators Registration & Identification System) Number is a unique reference number issued by Customs to Trader and is required to import or export goods.

Q: What is a classification number HS Code?
A: A classification number is a unique 10-digit code that relates to a specific product and determines the amount of Duty payable. The Trade Tariff link can provide help and useful tips to enable the customer to classify their products.

Q: Why do I need to provide a classification number HS Code?
A: It is the importers/Exporters legal responsibility to ensure the classification of their products are correct.  

Q: How will I know when my shipment has cleared customs?
A: You will get either an automatic or self generated e.mail announcement

Q: Who can I contact regarding my Customs Clearance?
A: Please contact - export shippments

Q: Who will invoice me for my Customs Clearance?
A: Maersk will raise your invoice for all CHB activities

Q: I have a query regarding my Customs Clearance Invoice, who can I contact?
A: Please contact - export shippments

Abbreviations & Explanations

CHB = Customs House Brokerage
VAT = Value Added Tax
EORI = Economic Operators’ Registration and Identification
HTS = Harmonized Tariff Schedule
AEO = Authorized Economic Operator
POA = Power of Attorney
T1 = Transit Document which allows the movement of non-EU commodity between two customs offices (EU)
T2L = Document which proofs the EU status


We are always happy to help you with your shipments and there are several options for you to choose from. The most flexible option is through this website where you can place a booking or submit shipping instructions whenever you want. Register today if you have not done so yet!

Remember that using internet services does not mean that there is nobody to answer your questions. Simply click the "LIVE HELP" button to be in contact with any of our Maersk representatives.

You can also call us during business hours (08:00-17:00 local time) or email us at ( )

We look forward to hearing from you!


Service inquiry - Cyprus:

Please note that Famagusta and other places in the northern part of the island is not under the administration of the Republic of Cyprus, and no cargo movements can take place to/from the northern part via the port of Limassol. However, some areas in the Famagusta province can indeed be served via Limassol. It is suggested that you find out the exact location and telephone number of your customer and let us know at (

Maersk Cyprus Limited is the sole agent of Maersk Line in the Republic of Cyprus and can only take responsibility for cargo movements in the Republic.


No acceptance of IMO Class 1.

Special Cargoes:

OOG, B/B and IMO cargo subject to standard Maersk Line approval procedures please contact our office for further details. The client will have to provide full cargo details, including IMO code and UN number.

Bill of lading clausing, documentation:

No specific clausing required.

Special Customs Requirements:

No specific clausing required.

Contact us

If you want to speak to a sales person about a new shipment or if you have a question about your existing shipment, you can email us and we will respond within the next two days. If you have a more immediate question, you can search for help online.