In recent times, big changes have taken place for international traders in the UK. And with those changes, customs declarations for imports and exports are now required for many new countries. This can be time-consuming, complicated, and confusing.
You can pay a third-party customs agent to do this on your behalf – but gathering the information needed is still down to you.
Choosing a third-party agent may also mean paying more than you need to, and sometimes come with minimum volume and contract limitations.
And getting information about where your goods are in the clearance process may not be quick or easy.
If you move your goods using different providers, you might end up needing to use multiple agents to do your customs declarations. This means providing information to many different people over and over again…
Now there’s a straightforward option that lets you take back control of your customs declarations while helping you save time and money.
It’s CustomsClear – a new, easy-to-use online platform that enables you to complete, submit and manage your own customs declarations in a matter of minutes. For you, this means keeping cost low, as there is no need to pay for an additional third party or intermediary. You are essentially doing it yourself, but with guidance and information to help you along the way.
Integrating directly with HMRC’s new Customs Declaration Service, it provides real-time feedback from HMRC.
Here’s how it works…
Smart forms and declaration templates use intelligent automation, which pre-fills parts of the declaration, so you don’t have to enter duplicate information each time you start a new one. And you’ll only need to answer questions relevant to your goods and type of trade.
Handy tools like the CustomsClear Commodity Code Lookup, make it even easier. It uses everyday language and descriptions to help you find the commodity code for your goods.
Based on your commodity code and information about your goods, how they are being transported and where to – you will then see how much duty you will need to pay.
There are different price plans based on your unique business needs.
You can easily see where your goods are in the customs clearance process at any time.
You’ll be the first to know when HMRC request more information or if your goods are selected for inspection and you won’t have to depend on a third party to keep you in the loop.
So, you can respond quickly, to keep things moving and avoid additional storage costs. There’s no joining fee. No long-term contract. And no agents’ fees.
With simple pricing plans, phone support, and guidance throughout the platform and features to make completing your declarations easier, CustomsClear gives you the information and tools you need to submit and manage your own declarations from start to finish.
For more information, visit customsclear.deloitte.com