How Does The Customs Process Work For A Standard Import?
No two cases will be exactly the same, but please see our flowchart below for a guide to how a simple import works, with step by step process.
Order your goods
Send your paperwork (Invoice / Packing List / Transport Document)
We create customs declaration and documents. Register the import with the relevant customs system, and declare and VAT / Duty payable
Customs paperwork sent to yourself (and transport / haulier). Documents will often need to travel with the cargo
Goods arrive in UK, clear customs, paperwork may be checked and updated – finally goods arrive at destination