- Custom clearance agent
Links Courier UK Custom Clearance Agent
If you’re planning to transport goods into or out of the UK, it’s important that you comply with all the relevant requirements and regulations. As a well-established courier, we boast specialist knowledge and skills in the field of importing and exporting and can offer expert help and advice when it comes to customs clearance in the UK and abroad. Why not take the hassle out of getting your consignments through customs with Links Courier?
Customs clearance services
We have an in-house customs clearance agent that can act on your behalf to ensure that your goods clear customs quickly and easily. We can handle customs clearance on both imports and exports at all UK airports and seaports, including:
Our custom clearance agent has a direct connection to the H.M. Customs & Excise electronic system, which is known as CHIEF, and they use it to provide customs information. Most declarations are submitted to HMRC in this way. CHIEF records declarations for consignments transported by land, air and sea and calculates duties and taxes.
Our agent also has a substantial HMRC duty deferment bond account to ensure import duty, excise duty and VAT can be paid without any problems. In addition, they have a Customs Bonded Warehouse - Enhanced Transit Shed Facility (E.T.S.F.), which is used to temporarily store goods that are awaiting clearance from HMRC.
Apply for an EORI number
Please note that you will need an Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) number if you want to transport goods between the UK and non-EU countries. Not having an EORI could result in delays and increased costs so it’s important that you apply for one in a timely manner.
The EORI application form you fill in depends on whether you’re:
- registered for VAT (if you did not get one when registering for VAT online)
- not VAT-registered and you’re exporting
- not VAT-registered and you’re importing
Why choose Links Courier?
As a highly experienced national and international courier, you can count on us to help you navigate the customs clearance process with ease and we make it our business to ensure you comply with complex customs laws and regulations at all times.
Our expert customs brokers operate 24hrs a day, offering a Merchandise in Baggage (MIB) customs clearance service within the passenger terminals at London airports including Gatwick and Heathrow for all goods carried by hand.
With our experienced customs clearance brokers, we can customs clear your goods very quickly. Once this is done, we will organise the swift delivery of your consignment.