Customs Clearance Services

GPL Customs Services offers unrivalled expertise and efficiency in managing you through Customs.

The journey through Customs procedures can be a gruelling and stressful process littered with ever changing regulations and often confusing rules. With over 70 years combined expertise, we at GPL Customs Services are well placed to take that stress from you. We leave you free to focus on your core business in the full knowledge that we will legally comply in line with your instructions. We handle customs formalities for global multi nationals to owner-operators.

With direct access to the Customs systems through our EDI and EMCS/NTCS platforms, and our AEO Operator status, you couldn’t have a more efficient freight forwarder to partner with for your imports and exports logistics solutions in the UK, Europe and around the world.

Our team of Customs specialists is available 24 hours a day to discuss your requirements. We will like to hear from you. Call us now.

GPL Customs Services has AEO Authorised Economic Operator status. If you are involved in the movement of intra-community or non-community goods between EU countries, contact us. We can help with your EMCS (Excise Movements Control System) and NCTS (New Computerised Transit System) requirements.

EMCS – GPL Customs Services uses the latest EDI Technology. Therefore we can attend quickly to the control of intra-community Excise goods in duty suspension. Also we can arrange for the payment of applicable duty amounts direct to customs authorities whether by use of a deferment account or alternative methods. Our team of customs specialists is available 24 hours a day. We can handle your EMCS requirements at any time of the night or day.

Handling the import and export of goods requires experienced and knowledgeable personnel. Customers need an expert service provider that can take care of all the complex customs processes and clearly explain the procedures involved.

GPL Customs Services employ specialised teams with over 25 years in the industry. That experience gives our existing customers a deep trust in our abilities and they take confidence that when we work together GPL Customs Services is working to guide you every step of the way!

GPL Customs Services hold Badges with all the major UK Ports and we can assist you to:

  • Identify the procedure
  • Recognize the regulations
  • Identify any exemptions
  • Review duty rates and preference rates against HS codes
  • Identify time limits for presentation
  • Determine required documentation
  • Obtain covering goods related documentation
  • Process the Entry
  • Communicate when goods are authorised for movement

At GPL Customs Services we understand that our customers need a quick, reliable and assured service to avoid any costly delays that can be associated with the import or export of goods. This means that as a service provider we must ensure we have the correct tools for the job! GPL Customs Services has made a significant investment in the latest customs software through EDI Technology. So, we can not only meet, but exceed our customers’ demands.

EDI Technology allows us to provide a ‘one stop’ solution to our customers. We offer comprehensive support and service provision handling a wide range of customs formalities from Cargo Clearance to Freight Forwarding and Customs Warehouse Procedures, or the handling of EMCS or NTCS formalities.

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) allows computer to computer exchange of information and documentation. This can also provide for a quick and secure transfer of the relevant data and information directly to local customs systems. There is complete audit trail and task management as well as links to accounting functions so that we can complete the whole process from one access point. We can also provide track and trace facilities so that our customers can see the progress of their cargo at any time.

We work closely with HMRC 24/7 365 days per year and with HMRC changes from CHIEF to CDS we are monitoring changes required to these critical systems. Being AEO authorised as well as members of BIFA means that we are up to date with the latest changes.

Global Logistics Coverage

We boast a full coverage for all logistics operations, striving to open up new markets and connections across the world. Our Customs and Operations Centre is located in Newport, UK, with a presence in 20 other UK and 3 European port locations, where we have knowledgeable teams of logistics experts on hand and ready to help with your shipping requirements.

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