Maersk Customs Services in Denmark

Our Maersk Customs Services can help you with the complexities of border controls and customs regulations. For import and export cargos. At both - origin and destination.

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Import customs clearance

Standard Full Customs Declaration, paying Duty & VAT upon arrival in the country in scope to gain release of the cargo for onward delivery.

  • Import & Export declarations
  • Simplified procedures
  • Customs warehousing
  • Perishable cargo
  • e-Commerce
  • First time Importers or Exporters
  • Personal effects
  • European border controls & transit movements
  • Temporary clearance

Export customs clearance

Standard Declaration to Customs to gain permission to load the vessel & be exported outside of the EU.

  • Export declarations
  • Certificates
  • Persishable cargo
  • European border controls & transit movements
  • Reimbursements

Transit documents

A transit document allows the free movement of containers through European territories, suspending the payment of Duty and VAT until the destination.

  • T1
  • T2L (EU origin) issuing + clearance

Additional Maersk Customs Services

  • Customs Quick Health Scan – A high level risk & control assessment of the customers business highlighting potential gaps and providing support and solutions where required.
  • Peak Volume Management Programme – Assistance with daily MCS Activities when the customer needs it most.
  • Classification Management – An overview of current Classification Databases or a Full End to End Reclassification Programme from our trained specialists.
  • Origin and Free Trade Agreements – Awareness & Guidance on FTA’s & Preferential Origins.
  • Auditing and KPI reports – Tailored Auditing & Customs Reporting specific to their business requirements.

What is required to complete Maersk Customs Services?

Signed Direct Representation Letter / PoA

Signed by the Trader & on Company Letter Headed paper. This grant’s permission for Maersk to complete MCS on behalf of the Trader and provides the required details to enable internal account creation.

Mandatory documents Required:

  • Signed Direct Representation Authorisation / PoA
  • Commercial invoice(s)
  • Packing list(s)
  • Classification Number (Tariff Heading)
  • Copy of the Bill of Lading

Additional documents (where applicable)

  • Licences
  • Health Certificates
  • Preference Certificates

EORI number

The trader must have a valid EORI and/or VAT number to hold a solid audit trail with the Danish Tax Agency (Skattestyrelsen) and the Danish Customs Agency (Toldstyrelsen) and & to be eligible to claim back any potential VAT paid.


  • HS code provided by Customer
  • Not included: Phyto documentation/inspections; Health Certificate; Scanning; Physical inspections; drayage, port charges, demurrage and detention, port transit documentation, classification or additional consultancy services
  • Subject to Maersk Trading Conditions
  • Use of Maersk deferment Account is subject of capital advance fees

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