UK Customs Clearance From EU

Our Customs Clearance service offers comprehensive UK customs clearance for imports from the EU and other global regions. We cover all major UK Ports, ensuring a smooth and efficient customs process for your shipments

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Dealing with the intricacies of customs clearance can be quite overwhelming for businesses given the regulatory changes surrounding shipments to and from the EU. Here at Blackwater Freight, we recognize the significance of efficient customs clearance processes in ensuring a flow of goods and maintaining customer satisfaction.

With our experience in this field Blackwater Freight has established itself as a customs clearance agency based in the UK. Our team consists of customs clearance agents who are committed to simplifying your import and export procedures regardless of your business size. We take pride in staying updated with the rules and regulations enabling us to handle customs procedures with precision and efficiency.

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At Blackwater Freight we acknowledge that each business is unique, in its way. That is why we take the time to fully understand your requirements and provide tailored solutions that will simplify your customs clearance procedures. Our dedicated team of customs clearance agents is always available to offer expert advice and support ensuring an experience, from beginning to end.

We strongly believe in delivering customer service throughout the process. Whether you have inquiries about the customs clearance procedure or need updates on the status of your shipment our team is here to assist you. With Blackwater Freight you can rely on communication and timely notifications giving you peace of mind throughout the customs clearance process.


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Exporting from the UK

  • Storage Facilities: Secure storage options available for goods, allowing for consolidation and export directly from our site.
  • Customs Declarations: Expert handling of customs declarations for exports destined for the EU and other global destinations.
  • T1 Community Transit Documents: In-house creation and release of T1 community transit documents under our Authorized Consignor authorization.
  • ICS Safety & Security Declarations: Preparation and submission of ICS Safety & Security declarations for exports originating in the UK and arriving in the EU.
  • GVMS System Integration: Generation of Goods Movement References on the GVMS system for seamless export processes.
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Importing to the UK:

  • Customs Import Clearance: Efficient transmission of customs import clearance declarations to the Customs Declarations Service (CDS) for all import regimes.
  • Tax and Duty Calculation: Trader input and calculation of import taxes and duties for accurate financial planning.
  • Customs Deferment Account: Facility for customs deferment account management, authorized by HMRC & Border Force.
  • External Temporary Storage: Authorised External Temporary Storage Facility for smooth handling of incoming T1 movements under the Authorised Consignee procedure.


Essential Documentation for Smooth Customs Clearance

Efficient customs clearance relies on the accurate completion of declarations and the provision of appropriate documents. Failure to furnish the necessary paperwork, such as invoices that meet requirements or incorrect commodity codes, often leads to delays and complications.

At FF Customs & Logistics, our specialists meticulously review all documentation. With years of experience in customs procedures, we possess expert knowledge of commodity codes, ensuring seamless clearance processes.

We shoulder full responsibility for executing clearance procedures and accurately completing customs declarations, provided that all requisite information is supplied to us. Consequently, we mandate authorization from all new clients.

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Documents Required for Import Clearance (EU to UK)

The cornerstone of import customs clearance is the commercial invoice, which must include:

Exporter and importer details, encompassing company name, address, VAT number (if applicable), and EORI on the UK side or NIP on the Polish side.

Customs tariff codes for all items on the invoice, furnished by the exporter, with reference to the Trade Tariff Service if needed.

Incoterms delineating transport cost responsibilities and other conditions.

Packing list/delivery note or individual item net weights from the invoice.

Goods description, encompassing quantity, value (in contract currency), and country of origin for duty determination.

Vehicle registration number, alongside date and border crossing location.

Optionally, international consignment notes (CMR) and Export Accompanying Document (EAD).

Documents Required for Export Clearance (UK to EU)



What we do for you?

  • We meticulously review all your import documents to ensure that everything is in order and compliant with customs regulations.
  • Our experts prepare a comprehensive and accurate customs digital declaration on your behalf, leaving nothing for you to worry about.
  • We closely monitor the progress of your customs declaration, providing regular updates and ensuring timely processing.
  • Once your customs clearance is complete, we promptly send you all the necessary customs documentation and evidence of clearance for your records.

What we need from you?

  • We require a one-time authorization for direct representation, allowing us to act on your behalf in all customs matters.
  • Please provide us with a commercial invoice and packing list detailing the contents of your shipment.
  • It’s essential to provide clear and accurate commodity codes for each item in your shipment to ensure proper classification and compliance.
  • Please specify the numbers and weights per commodity code to facilitate accurate customs declaration and clearance.
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What we do for you?

  • We meticulously review all your export documentation to ensure that everything is in order and compliant with customs regulations.
  • Our experts take care of the entire process of filing a digital declaration with customs on your behalf, eliminating the need for you to navigate complex customs procedures.
  • We continuously monitor the status of your customs declaration, providing regular updates and ensuring timely processing.
  • Once your export customs clearance is complete, we promptly provide you with all the necessary customs paperwork and confirmation of clearance for your records.

What we need from you?

  • We require a one-time approval for immediate representation, allowing us to act on your behalf in all customs matters.
  • Provide us with the location of the goods you need to export to facilitate accurate customs clearance.
  • Furnish us with a commercial invoice and packing list detailing the contents of your shipment.
  • Provide valid and accurate commodity codes for each item in your shipment to ensure proper classification and compliance.
  • Provide accurate numbers and weights for each commodity code to facilitate accurate customs declaration and clearance.


Our commitment to excellence is evident in every aspect of our service, making us the preferred choice for businesses seeking reliable transportation solutions.

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We are committed to responding quickly on any questions about anything you might need.

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Our unwavering focus on efficiency enables us to deliver superior value to our clients.

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Blackwater Freight Ltd has many years of experience providing unmatched skills in every freight.

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We take accountability seriously; everything within our operational hand falls under scrutiny.


Blackwater freight Ltd offers an steadfast solution ensuring that you can rest easy knowing that your shipments are being handled securely.

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Speed and Efficiency

At our company we prioritise delivery and efficient processes to ensure that your shipments reach their destination promptly and without any delays.

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Making Everything Easy for You

We understand the challenges of logistics, which is why we offer easy and personalised solutions for our clients.

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Competitive Prices

Our goal is to provide cost solutions without compromising on quality. We offer prices that help you optimise your budget while maximising the value you receive.

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Simplicity and Time Saving

Our services are designed with simplicity in mind aiming to simplify the complexities of logistics.

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Secure Supply Chain

With security measures and robust protocols in place we maintain a supply chain from origin to destination.

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Happy Customers

Our commitment to delivering service and ensuring customer satisfaction is what sets us apart. Every interaction with our clients is aimed at leaving them satisfied.


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What Services do Blackwater Freight provide?

Blackwater Freight Limited specialises in comprehensive logistics services in Europe, including freight forwarding, customs clearance, warehousing, and transportation solutions.

Where is Blackwater Freight Ltd located?

Blackwater Freight is headquartered in Witham, Essex with a strong network of partners and facilities strategically positioned across Europe.

How long has Blackwater Freight been in the industry?

Blackwater Freight Limited has been in the logistics industry since 2010, bringing extensive experience and expertise to meet diverse shipping needs.

What is a Freight forwarder?

A Freight Forwarder is a company that organises shipments for individuals or corporations to get goods from a shipper to a buyer (collection point to a delivery address)

What types of cargo does Blackwater Freight handle?

Blackwater Freight handles a wide range of cargo, including but not limited to general goods, hazardous materials, and specialised freight across various industries.

How can I contact Blackwater Freight?

You can reach the Blackwater Freight through, 0044 (0) 1376 505069, or visit our website online for full contact details.

What is the difference between FOB and CIF?

FOB (Free On Board) and CIF (Cost, Insurance, and Freight) are terms that define the responsibilities of the buyer and seller in a transaction. FOB means the buyer assumes responsibility once the goods are on the ship, while CIF includes insurance and freight costs.

What documents are required for international shipping?

Common documents include the commercial invoice, packing list, bill of lading, and a certificate of origin. The specific documents can vary based on the countries involved and the nature of the goods. For Switzerland a commercial Invoice is required when exporting the goods.

What are INCOterms, and how do they affect shipping?

INCO terms (International Commercial Terms) define the responsibilities of buyers and sellers in international trade. They specify who is responsible for shipping costs, insurance, and when the risk of loss transfers from the seller to the buyer


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  • Locally Rooted – Globally Connected in more than 200 Countries
  • More than 140 Years of Experience in Customs Services

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