Import Services

Importing goods by air, sea and road - Our Services

As an independent broker offering global shipping and Customs clearance services, we have the experience and International connections to provide the logistical services needed to minimise the stress and cost of importing your goods.

An overview of our services are as follows:

Worldwide Shipping

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We at UK Import Services have global connections which allow us to provide a International shipping service from around 200 Countries around the World, including collection from your supplier (if required), then ship them via your preferred mode of shipping, to the UK Port of your choosing, right the way through to delivery to your door. The methods of shipping available are:

  • Air Freight / Air Cargo - Click here for more information
  • Ocean / Sea Freight - Click here for more information
  • Road Freight - Click here for more information
  • If you are unsure as to most cost-effective and best mode of shipping, based on your particular goods and circumstance, then our Imports Team will be more than happy to advise you accordingly.

     

    Marine Insurance

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    If you instruct us to ship your commercial goods, then we can usually provide the necessary, and highly recommended insurance cover, whilst the goods are in transit.

    Although it is called 'Marine' insurance, it is not just for goods travelling by sea. We can usually arrange insurance for your goods when travelling by air and also road.

    Of course exceptions apply, but to find out if we can insure your goods and for a no-obligation quote, please contact our Imports Team.

     

    Courier/Parcel post

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    Firstly, if your goods are currently on a Courier service, with Companies such as: DHL, FedEx, UPS, TNT etc., then we cannot assist you. These Companies provide a full pre-paid service which includes the Customs clearance and transport to your door.

    If, however, you have received your goods and the Courier Company hasn't declared your goods correctly to UK Customs, resulting in an amendment and/or reclaim to be submitted, then this is where we can help.

    If your goods have arrived by Royal Mail and are at the Heathrow World Distribution Centre (HWDC), and you have received a Notice of Arrival, giving you an 'SPP' reference number, then we offer you a fast and efficient Customs clearance service, at a very competitive price. We will use all of our experience to clear and delivery your goods, without incurring any unnecessary costs and delays, which could result in your goods being returned. This service includes:

  • Completion of a Customs Form C21 or C88 (whichever is applicable)
  • Completion of worksheets (when importing multiple items)
  • Payment of any Import Duty and VAT to Customs
  • ...and more. Why not discuss your specific circumstances with a member of our Imports Team.

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    Payment of Duty and VAT to UK Customs

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    UK Customs receive thousands of payments everyday, in an attempt to clear thousands of individual shipments. If you find yourself in the situation where you have to pay any import Duty and/or VAT to Customs, then we can take away the hassle of making sure that Customs not only receive your payment, but to ensure that they match the money with your shipment.

    Any delays in paying duty and/or VAT could result in additional costs being accrued through rent/storage where your goods are located.

  • Click here for more information on payment of Duty and VAT to UK Customs.
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    Post Clearance Entry Amendments / Reclaims

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    There are occassions when there is a need to advise UK Customs that the circumstances surrounding the importation of goods, has changed. Or perhaps, too much duty and/or VAT was originally paid, for whatever the reason. When this happens, we are here to help. We can provide the following services:

  • Post-Clearance submission of Customs Forms to relevant department (e.g. to issue a C386 for motor vehicle registration with the DVLA)
  • Post-Clearance amendments and Reclaim of any over paid duty and/or VAT.
  • Click here for more information on Post Clearance Entry Amendments / Reclaims.
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    Alcohol - REDS services

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    If you are importing alcohol, whether it be: beer, cider, champagne, liqueurs and other spirits, or wine into the UK, then we can assist you with the payment of excise duty to UK Customs.

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    UK Delivery

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    We can usually arrange for your goods to be delivered to your preferred delivery address. Just let our Imports team know where and when you want your goods delivered, and we will give our best price.

  • Click here for more information on UK deliveries, including delivery to an Amazon Fulfilment Centre
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    Don't leave it to chance!

    You have probably read enough information by now, hopefully on our site, and perhaps other sites on the net, to know that the completion of the Customs Form C88 MUST be done in accordance with strict rules and Regulations laid out by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, and all the other UK Governing bodies. It is for this reason alone, that you shouldn't leave you goods to be cleared by just any Customs Clearance Broker or Agent that you find, or perhaps even use one just because they shipped your goods to the UK.

    We at UK Import Services Limited pride ourselves on not just fulfilling the necessary criteria to get your goods cleared, but we have set our own even higher standards to ensure that you receive a professional and personal service, every time.

    If you have any other questions about shipping or Customs clearance, then why not contact our Imports Team who will be happy to assist.


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