Customs Clearance Service

Providing an efficient and reliable customs clearance service

Thanks to our direct links with H.M Customs & Excise, Seaspace International are able to offer you an efficient and reliable Customs clearance service at all major UK gateways. We’ll help make the forwarding of your freight that bit easier with minimal fuss and the best service possible.

Our fully qualified and highly experienced team will assist you in the classification of your products and complete any necessary paperwork and procedures to ensure your goods pass through the Customs chain with ease. Being on site at our London Gatwick HQ, our experts are always on hand to monitor your consignment’s progress and step in should any problems arise at any time.

As an AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) accredited company, you can rest assured that our customs clearance services are of the highest quality. This accreditation demonstrates that our procedures, policies and protocols are efficient and compliant with rules by the HMRC.

Our services include:

  • Classification of products
  • Completion of any necessary documentation and paperwork
  • Customs clearance at all major UK ports, including Felixstowe, Southampton, Liverpool and London Gateway
  • Air freight clearance at all major UK airports, including London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted and Manchester
  • Expert advice on all consignments
  • Hazardous cargo services
  • Customs bonded warehouse services

Personalised service from the very beginning

We’ll take the time to advise on the best schemes and plans that not only ensure compliance with Customs regulations but could save you time, effort and money; not all freight that enters the UK has to have Duty and VAT paid for example so we’ll ensure you’re getting the best deal. We know that every shipment is different from the next so we’ll guarantee a totally bespoke and personalised service from the word go to make sure you’re getting the best solution for your needs.

If there are Customs charges payable, we can help speed the process up through our very own Customs Deferment account, meaning no need for lengthy delays or headaches, which can end up costing you extra.

Confused about something or baffled by Customs jargon? Don’t worry; we can help make the process straightforward and ensure we’re all on the same page. With over 30 years experience in the freight forwarding industry, we are perfectly placed to help you get your goods from A to B smoothly and efficiently.

Taking care of the paperwork

The paperwork and documentation needed for Customs clearance in imports and exports can be extensive and subsequently, stressful and complicated. Seaspace International can take this off your plate and help you avoid unnecessary fines and delays by completing all relevant paperwork and documents in good time for you.

Documentation includes:

  • Import Licenses
  • Certificates of Origin
  • Bills of Lading
  • Air Waybills
  • C88/SAD
  • ATA Carnets
  • Transit forms
  • Licence applications

Just speak to our friendly team and we’ll happily help you understand exactly what documentation you need and get it all filled in efficiently to ensure your goods aren’t delayed.

Hazardous cargo and customs clearance

Even if you’re looking to import or export hazardous goods or restricted items that will have special clearance needs, we’ll help you get over any obstacles. We have years of experience at dealing with a whole range of freight and goods so we’ll work hard to find the best solution.

Our team is on hand to offer advice and guidance and will never leave you out of the loop; you’ll be in safe hands.

UK Customs Bonded Warehouse

Our main UK warehouse, based near London Gatwick Airport, is an approved Customs Warehouse (non-Excise, Bonded). This means that we are authorised to hold imported, general goods (not excise goods such as alcohol, perfume and tobacco) for you without the need to pay import Duty or taxes beforehand. Any charges will only become due once the goods have been withdrawn from our warehouse ready for distribution or use.

This can greatly improve your cash flow and allows you to store your goods safely in our secure warehouse facilities in advance, until you need them.

Get in touch

If you’d like to find out more about our Customs clearance services, or speak to a member of our team about your requirements, please get in touch with us on 01293 554620 or email Our friendly and knowledgeable team will be happy to assist you with your freight requirements.