Export clearance

Export clearance

We have your export clearance service needs covered, with offices across Europe offering you:

Excellent export clearance services in line with all compliance standards
1500+ customs export consultants providing expert advice and services
Fast and efficient customs services through digitalisation

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Your partner in export clearance

More than 1500 customs export consultants enabled by our advanced technology; our international export customs services include:

Customs Clearance

Preparation and submission of export declarations in all EU Member States where we are located, and the UK.

Communication

Liaising with relevant customs authorities and government departments to ensure your export activities are compliant and easy.

Inspections

We support you and coordinate physical inspections with the related authorities

Documents of Origin

We give export assistance and help you in issuing different documents of origin, such as EUR1, EURmed and ATR.

Risk Assessment

We analyse your customs compliance risks.

Expert Advice

We provide advice on export licences, correct HS codes and selecting the best exporting procedures.

Export clearance | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What documents are required for export customs clearance?

Export clearance normally requires the: 

  • Commercial invoice,  
  • Packing list,  
  • Movement certificate (EG. Bill of Lading / CMR). In addition,  
  • Depending on the type of commodity and the location of the export as well as importing country, additional documents might be required. This can be for licensing, preference, or quota reasons. 

If you need advice on needed documents for export customs clearance, speak to a member of Customs Support today. Our export brokers process commodities of all kinds across Europe, and we will be happy to assist you with your query. 

How long does an export clearance take?

Export clearance is processed in two stages. The first stage is the creation of the export declaration. The second stage of export clearance is when the shipment leaves the border and customs authorities to process the declaration as live. This completes the export customs clearance. 

How long your export customs clearance will take depends on the complexity, but the processing takes minutes once the declaration is submitted to customs. However, this can be extended if customs have a query or would like to conduct a physical or document inspection on the goods before departure. 

If you need a fast, accurate, and compliant export agency, contact Customs Support today. 

How much does it cost to process an export clearance?

The cost of an export clearance varies depending on the location, the amount of product being processed, how often you export, and whether any licensing or inspections are required.

Export clearance is generally cheaper than import clearance due to there being no taxes to pay on most goods leaving a country. However, in countries where there are less exports than imports (like the UK), skilled export brokers can be less common so the price can be higher. Customs Support have skilled export consultants in the UK and throughout Europe, providing businesses like yours with fast, accurate, and compliant export clearance every day.

What is End-to-End Customs?

You can also benefit from our end-to-end customs clearance service, covering import customs clearance on the other side of the transit or export when your transaction is between one of our EU-operating countries and the UK. Thanks to our digital-first approach, this will be completed for you in an accurate, compliant, and timely manner, without you needing to do anything else. 

Contact us for more information on how we can be a single point of contact for all your customs needs today.  

Why do I need Customs Support to help me with my export?

We recommend getting local expertise for your export clearance, no matter which country you are exporting from. Customs Support has offices throughout Europe, providing you with commodity and location-specific advice, wherever you need us. 

  • We offer fast, accurate and compliants end-to-end customs services in multiple countries: Fast, Accurate and Compliant; 
  • Our online real-time compliance and finance dashboards support you to manage your customs portfolio, 
  • while our EU-wide coverage allows to address country specific issues. 
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