Shipping to Spain

Get up-to-date local information about export procedures and restrictions, demurrage and detention, container drop-offs and more.

Customs House Brokerage

Core product

Export Customs Clearance Transit Documents Waivers
Standard Declaration to Customs to gain permission to load the vessel & be exported outside of the EU. A transit document allows the free movement of containers through European territories, suspending the payment of Duty and VAT until the destination. When a merchandise is shipped to a West African country, in addition to the usual documentation for maritime shipments (invoice, packing list, certificates of origin and customs clearance), an additional document called waiver or BS must be completed.
  • Export declaration including Port Filing
  • T1 (Domestic)
  • T2L (EU origin) issuing + clearance
  • T1 (International)

Additional Custom House Brokerage services

EUR1 Origin certificate that may be necessary depending on final country cargo destination
Sanitary / Phytosanitary / Soivre (quality) Certificates This document, depending on cargo type, is necessary for import / export CHB.
C-5 Document This document will be necessary as per customs requests for both export / import CHB (allow to open the container)
Scanner Assistance Support on container scanner (customs request)
Inspections Assistance Support of red channels and scanner

General export Customs House Brokerage flow

 Customs House Brokerage spain export

What is required to complete Customs House Brokerage?

Mandatory documents required:

  • Customer Authorization to perform Customs Clearance for their cargo
  • Commercial invoice(s)
  • Packing list(s)
  • Classification Number / HS code

Additional documents (where applicable)

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

 * Originals to be submitted to Transamar where necessary

FAQs

Q: What is the Pricing / Cost of these services?
A: Please refer to the pricing schedule shared with you.

Q: What can hold up my Customs Clearance?
A: A variety of reasons can hold up a clearance, to name a few but not limited to, would be awaiting mandatory documents, awaiting payment, customs holds, Port Authority holds and vessel delays.

Q: What is a Deferred VAT?
A: With the amendments introduced by Law 28/2014, importers can pay VAT on their monthly return. That is, while the payment of customs duties, anti-dumping and other taxes related to imports will be managed with the payment letter 031, the VAT will be deferred to the monthly VAT declaration-settlement (Form 303).

Q: What if I do not have a Deferred VAT?
A: Customer can apply to have Deferred VAT by submitting the census declaration (model 036 of the AEAT), which can be done telematically , in the month of November of the year before the start of the calendar year in which it should take effect.
That is to say that for operators who want to apply for deferred VAT application for 2019, you must submit model 036 this same month of November 2018.
The request to renounce VAT deferred to the export must also be made through model 036 in the month of November of the year before the start of the calendar year in which it should take effect

Q: What is an EORI Number and how do I get one?
A: An EORI (Economic Operators Registration & Identification System) Number is a unique reference number issued by Customs to Trader and is required to import or export goods. This is a one-time application, more information can be found upon http://www.AEAT.es

Q: What is a classification number HS Code?
A: A classification number is a unique 10-digit code that relates to a specific product and determines the amount of Duty payable. The Trade Tariff link can provide help and useful tips to enable the customer to classify their products.

Q: Why do I need to provide a classification number HS Code?
A: It is the importers/Exporters legal responsibility to ensure the classification of their products are correct. However, if they are unsure please advise to contact Transamar, who can assist in an advisory capacity only.

Q: How will I know when my shipment has cleared customs?
A: Our team at MyCustomsES@transamar.es will email the customer with clearance paperwork as soon as the shipment has been released from customs and is free to leave the port.

Q: Who can I contact regarding my Customs Clearance?
A: Please contact MyCustomsES@transamar.es or Export and Transits OPS Coordinator Avellaneda, Javier javier.avellaneda@transamar.es  (+34 956 58 45 37) Imports OPS Coordinator Migoya, Helia Helia.Migoya@transamar.es (+34 956 58 45 24)

Q: Who will invoice me for my Customs Clearance?
A: Transamar will raise an invoice for all Customs related costs.

Q: I have a query regarding my Customs Clearance Invoice, who can I contact?
A: Please contact MyCustomsES@transamar.es or Export and Transits OPS Coordinator Avellaneda, Javier javier.avellaneda@transamar.es  (+34 956 58 45 37) Imports OPS Coordinator Migoya, Helia Helia.Migoya@transamar.es (+34 956 58 45 24)

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

Vessel deadlines

Demurrage

  • Effective Date: 04/01/2018
  • Expiry Date: Until further notice
  • Demurrage are INCLUDING terminal storage costs
  • Demurrage for reefer are INCLUDING the plugging fees on termi-nal

Charges per container per calendar day (i.e. including week-ends and holidays). Demurrage starts from gate-in day (included) on the terminal, ends with loading day (included) to vessel.

Visit the Surcharge definition glossary to find out more about demurrage.

Dry containers

DEMURRAGE EXPORT DRY
Days after free time expiration 20’ DRY 40’ / 45' 20’ FLAT / OPEN 40’ FLAT / OPEN
Days EUR EUR EUR EUR
0 - 10 0 0 0 0
11 - 15 5 10 10 20
16 - 20 10 20 20 40
As from day 21 20 30 40 60

Refrigerated containers (Excluding Vigo and Marin)

DEMURRAGE EXPORT REEF
Days after free time expiration 20' REEF 40' REEF
Days EUR EUR
0 - 5 0 0
6 - 8 70 70
As from day 9 125 125

Refrigerated containers (Vigo and Marin only)

DEMURRAGE EXPORT REEF
Days after free time expiration 20' REEF 40' REEF
Days EUR EUR
0 - 7 0 0
8 - 9 70 70
As from day 10 125 125

CALCULATION METHOD FOR SPECIAL DEALS ONLY

When special deal is in place, and FT exceeds that free days, we will start charging based on the corresponding tier.

Example 1: For a 40 DRY container with demurrage 15 days free agreed that has stayed at the port 23 days, calculation will be:

Free time: 15
Days used: 23
Days to invoice: day 16 to day 23, total 8 days to invoice

Tariff 40DRY:

DEMURRAGE EXPORT DRY
Days after free time expiration 40’ / 45'
Days EUR
0 - 10 0
11 - 15 10
16 - 20 20
As from day 21 30

Invoicing:

Days 16 to 20: 5 days x 20 eur
Days 21 to 23: 3 days x 30 eur
Total amount: 190 EUR

Example 2: For a 40Hreef with 8 days detention free that has been outside terminal for 10 days, calculation will be:

Free time: 8
Days used: 10
Days used: days 9 to 10
Days to invoice: 2 days

Tariff 40HREEF:

Detention reef
40' REEF
Days EUR
0 - 5 0
6 - 8 60
As from day 9 70

Invoicing:
Days 9 to 10: 2 days x 70 eur
Total amount: 140 EUR

Detention

  • Effective Date: 04/01/2018
  • Expiry Date: Until further notice

Charges per container per calendar day (i.e. including week-ends and holidays). Detention starts from the empty pick up day (included), ends with gate-in day (included) in terminal.

Visit the Surcharge definition glossary to find out more about detention.

Dry containers

DETENTION EXPORT DRY
Days after free time expiration 20’ DRY 40’ / 45' 20’ FLAT / OPEN 40’ FLAT / OPEN
Days EUR EUR EUR EUR
0 - 10 0 0 0 0
11 - 15 5 10 10 20
As from day 16 10 20 20 40

Refrigerated containers

DETENTION EXPORT REEF
Days after free time expiration 20' REEF 40' REEF
Days EUR EUR
0 - 5 0 0
6 - 8 60 60
As from day 9 70 70

CALCULATION METHOD FOR SPECIAL DEALS ONLY

When special deal is in place, and FT exceeds that free days, we will start charging based on the corresponding tier.

Example 1: For a 40 DRY container with demurrage 15 days free agreed that has stayed at the port 23 days, calculation will be:

Free time: 15
Days used: 23
Days to invoice: day 16 to day 23, total 8 days to invoice

Tariff 40DRY:

DEMURRAGE EXPORT DRY
Days after free time expiration 40’ / 45'
Days EUR
0 - 10 0
11 - 15 10
16 - 20 20
As from day 21 30

Invoicing:

Days 16 to 20: 5 days x 20 eur
Days 21 to 23: 3 days x 30 eur
Total amount: 190 EUR

Example 2: For a 40Hreef with 8 days detention free that has been outside terminal for 10 days, calculation will be:

Free time: 8
Days used: 10
Days used: days 9 to 10
Days to invoice: 2 days

Tariff 40HREEF:

Detention reef
40' REEF
Days EUR
0 - 5 0
6 - 8 60
As from day 9 70

Invoicing:
Days 9 to 10: 2 days x 70 eur
Total amount: 140 EUR

Local Charges

Visit the Surcharge definition glossary to find out more about DDF and PAI. 

Documentation Fee Destination (DDF)

50 EUR/BL 

Port Additional / Port Dues - Import (PAI)

Destination port 20' Dry and reefer 40' Dry and reefer 45' Dry and reefer
Alicante 32 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR
Algeciras 32 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR
Barcelona 32 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR
Bilbao 32 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR
Cartagena 32 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR
Las Palma 32 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR
Marin 32 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR
Melilla 43 EUR 68 EUR 68 EUR
Tenerife 32 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR
Valencia 32 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR
Vigo 35 EUR 55 EUR 55 EUR

By selecting an Origin and Destination, you will see displayed all charges regarding the chosen traffic

*Please note this is not an official quotation.

Pick up locations

PORT 20DC 40DC 40HC 20REEF 40HREF 40HREF (NOR)
ALGECIRAS APMT Terminal APMT Terminal APMT Terminal SAM - Servicios Auxiliares MarĂ­timos SAM - Servicios Auxiliares MarĂ­timos Contact Customer Service
BARCELONA TRANSPORTUARIOS BEST MARTAINER Contact Customer Service MARTAINER Contact Customer Service
BILBAO CSP Terminal CSP Terminal CSP Terminal ZAD Progeco ZAD Progeco Contact Customer Service
CARTAGENA TMC Terminal TMC Terminal TMC Terminal TMC Terminal TMC Terminal Contact Customer Service
LAS PALMAS La Luz Terminal La Luz Terminal La Luz Terminal La Luz Terminal La Luz Terminal Terminal La Luz
MARIN Perez Torres Terminal Perez Torres Terminal Perez Torres Terminal Marin Terminal Marin Terminal Marin Terminal
TENERIFE TCT - Terminal Contenedores Tenerife TCT - Terminal Contenedores Tenerife TCT - Terminal Contenedores Tenerife TCT - Terminal Contenedores Tenerife TCT - Terminal Contenedores Tenerife Contact Customer Service
VALENCIA APM Terminal CSP Terminal CSP Terminal INTERCONTAINER SETEMAR Contact Customer Service
VIGO TERMAVI - Terminal Contact Customer Service TERMAVI - Terminal TRANSGLOBAL TRANSGLOBAL TRANSGLOBAL VIGO

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.