Maersk Customs Services in France

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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Please contact our customer service representative to include one of our Maersk Customs Service products in your supply chain.

Core products

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.
  • Final import customs clearance
  • Simplified customs procedures
  • First time importers of exporters
  • Vat exemption under autoliquidation process
  • BTI demands are not included in our core service, it comes with an extra fee, so better to mention as part of additional services
  • CHB ops are not responsible to arrange delivery in FR

Export customs clearance

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

  • Certificates of origin / EUR.1 / ATR
  • T2L (EU origin) issuing + clearance
  • Standard export clearance

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 Maersk Customs Services activities when the customer needs it most.
  • Origin and Free Trade Agreements – Awareness & guidance on FTA’s & preferential origins
  • Classification Management – An overview of current Classification Databases or a Full End-to-end Reclassification Programme from our trained specialists.

  • * Costs will vary depending on the type of business, size & requirement – please refer enquiries to Maersk.

What is required to complete Maersk Customs Services?

Signed Power of Attorney (POA)

POA is not enough to get a new client account created

Mandatory documents required

  • Signed POA
  • Commercial invoice(s)
  • Packing list(s)
  • Classification Number / HS code
  • European EORI number

EORI Number

From 01/01/2022, VAT autoliquidation has been generalized in France so there is no need for VAT refund anylonger.
However, as a pre-resquisite for an import customs, each and every Importing company MUST have a French VAT identification

Additional documents (where applicable)

  • Copy of the Bill of Lading
  • Licences
  • Health Certificates
  • Preference Certificates

* Originals to be submitted to Maersk Logistics and Services where necessary


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