Shipping to Israel

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Customs House Brokerage

Local contact options

Contact to include one of our Customs House Brokerage products in your supply chain.

Our Customs Team are always happy to answer any query you may have in relation to customs clearance, one of our licenced customs brokers can be contacted on

Core products

Export Customs Clearance Transit Documents
Standard Declaration to Customs to gain permission to load the vessel & be exported outside of the IL. Transshipment process
  • Certificates of origin / EUR.1 ,Form A, Mercusor and any other COO

Additional Custom House Brokerage services 

  • SII, Health, Agriculture,MOT process support
  • 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 Maersk CHB team.

What is required to complete Customs House Brokerage?

Signed Power of Attorney (POA)

Signed by the buyer either physically with the right witness or Electronically (digitally signed, preferred). This grant’s permission for Damco to complete CHB on behalf of the buyer and provides the required details to enable internal account creation.

Mandatory documents required:

  • Signed POA
  • Commercial invoice(s)
  • Packing list(s)
  • Heath import registration, when needed

EORI Number

The buyer must have a valid VAT and tax office & to be eligible to claim back any VAT paid.

Additional documents (where applicable) *

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

* Originals to be submitted to Maersk where necessary


Q: What is the Pricing / Cost of these services?
A: please refer enquiries to Maersk CHB team.

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: N/A

Q: What is a classification number HS Code?
A: In all free trade agreements, products are identified by a system known as the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System. This is commonly known as the Harmonized System (HS).
The HS consists of around 5000 six-digit product categories. Typically, countries sub-divide these categories further to eight digits or more. This means that the first six digits of an HS code will be common for all countries, however the digits following this may not be the same in all countries even if your product is the same. Ultimately, it is the importing country customs authority that determines if a product is correctly classified and certified at the time it arrives at the border.

Q: Why do I need to provide a classification number HS Code?
A: to give an idea about the supplier recommandation of the classification. Our broker will check it and will have their own decision about the HS code, which is the final one. 

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

Q: Who can I contact regarding my Customs Clearance?
A: Maersk CHB team.

Q: Who will invoice me for my Customs Clearance?
Damco will invoice for CHB activities until further notice.

Q: I have a query regarding my Customs Clearance Invoice, who can I contact?
A: Maersk CHB team

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

Demurrage and Detention


Starts from gate out empty until gate in full

Free time:

Type ALL
Days 14

Tariff after free time (in USD)

Days after free time expiration 20’ DRY Days after free time expiration 40’ dry Days after free time expiration 40’HDRY 45’ DRY 20’ Flat & Open top 40’ Flat & Open top
15-19 days 20 15-15 days 37 15-15 days 40 48 32 48
20-27 days 29 16-19 days 25 16-19 days 28 36 20 36
28+ days 34 20-27 days 41 20-35 days 52 68 36 68
28+ days 50 36+ days 70 95 65 95
Days after free time expiration 20’ REEF 40’REEF
15+ days 90 100

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.