Customs House Brokerage in United Kingdom

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

Core product

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.

  • Full Import customs clearance
  • Simplified customs clearance
  • Customs & Port Authority inspections

Export customs clearance

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

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

* Only with customs clearance

Additional Custom House Brokerage 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 Customs House Brokerage 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 Damco.

What is required to complete Customs House Brokerage?

Signed Direct Representation Letter

Please read, print & sign on company letter headed paper, and return to Damco. This document is providing Damco permission from you, to complete CHB on your behalf.

Mandatory documents required

  • Signed Direct Rep Letter
  • Commercial invoice(s)
  • Packing list(s)
  • Classification Number / HS code

EORI number*

EORI (Economic Operators Registration & Identification System) Number – is required to complete customs clearance. Please refer to the FAQ Section for more details

Additional documents (where applicable)*

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

* Originals to be submitted to Damco where necessary.

For Abbreviations & Explanations, please check shipping terms.

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