Maersk Customs Services in Bahrain

Maersk Customs Services can help you with the complexities of border controls and customs regulations for import and export cargoes. At both, origin and destination.

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Import Customs Clearance

Standard full customs declaration upon arrival in the country to gain release of the cargo for onward delivery.

  • Obtaining clearance documents
  • Document verification
  • Initiating pre-arrival customs declaration
  • Settling local charges and D/O collection
  • Customs inspection (Search cargo if any)
  • Clearance of cargo
  • Settling standard port dues / inspection charges on behalf of customer

Export Customs Clearance

Standard Declaration to Customs to gain permission to load the vessel and be exported outside of Bahrain.

  • Document / vessel’s manifest verification
  • Initiating customs declaration
  • Custom inspection (Scanning if require)
  • Clearance of cargo
  • Bayan charges payment
  • Port dues settlement
  • Loading permit

Please visit link for prohibited items and other special requirements for export/import from/into Bahrain.

Additional Maersk Customs Services

Beyond acquiring clearances, we also offer requirement-based consultation and procedural assistance for your cargo:

  • Issuance of Certificate of Origin (COO) - You may be required to declare that your cargo is produced in a specific country, to determine whether it's eligible for entry or entitled for any preferential treatment.
  • Legalization - On behalf of the exporter, we can arrange for legalization of commercial invoice from chamber of commerce.

What is required to complete Maersk Customs Services?


  • Authorisation letter (signed and stamp)
  • VAT and CR copy, Authorised Signatory CPR and Smart Card
  • Commercial invoice(with HS codes, cargo description , currency)
  • Packing List (with cargo details i.e. weight, volume)
  • Carrier booking
  • Export declaration


  • Authorisation letter (signed and stamp)
  • VAT and CR copy, Authorised Signatory CPR and Smart Card
  • Original commercial invoice with HS codes, cargo description , currency and Terms of Delivery.
  • Original packing list
  • Certificate of Origin issued by chamber of commerce
  • Preferential Trade Certificate of Origin – if applicable
  • Health Certificate – if applicable
  • Chemical Analysis Certificate – if applicable based on commodity
  • Environment / Ministry approvals – if applicable
  • Original Insurance Certificate (for CIF shipments only)
  • Any other relevant documents

For abbreviations & explanations, please check shipping terms.


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