Customs Clearance

Expertise and in-depth knowledge of both UK import and export customs processes, as well as the varied requirements of countries within the EU, allows us to guide you through the process and cost effectively clear your shipments going into and out of the United Kingdom

If you import from or export to the EU, you may be struggling to find a reliable end-to-end service and to keep on top of the ongoing changes to government controls.
While EU-UK trade and Cooperation Agreements have ensured that hauliers can continue to operate through and within the EU, businesses are navigating an ever-changing landscape.
So, in addition to our freight, warehousing and trailer solutions, we have developed a customs clearance service designed to facilitate clearance at ports.
As with all of our services, we understand communication is vital, so you will have a dedicated account manager who understands your needs and is available on the other end of the phone.

Customs Clearance

We have direct links to the HMRC Customs (CHIEF), and as an AEO accredited company, we offer a discreet and neutral service to ensure the smoothest transition possible at ports.

As holders of both the Authorised Economic Operator Customs Simplification (AEOC) and Authorised Economic Operator Security and Safety (AEOS), our Customs Clearance Service provides you with the following benefits:

  • A faster application process for customs simplifications and authorisations
  • A lower risk score which may reduce the number of checks
  • Your consignments receive priority treatment for customs controls
  • Reduced declaration requirements for entry and exit summary declarations
  • Reciprocal arrangements and mutual recognition

We can facilitate clearance at the following ports:

  • Dover / Folkestone
  • Felixstowe
  • Harwich
  • Tilbury
  • Hull
  • Immingham
  • Liverpool
  • Holyhead
  • Portsmouth


  • Import declarations
  • Export declarations
  • Transit accompanying documents (T1)
  • Duty / VAT deferment account
  • Customs consultations
  • Network of local agents throughout Europe


Operating Capacity

We go the extra mile, so you don’t have to

Our operating capacity means we can provide reliability when you need it.

  • 1000+ monthly, full load movements to and from Europe
  • B2B / time-sensitive / replenishment / bespoke services
  • Serving many international and global organisations

Specialist Declarations

Government controls and procedures can depend on the goods in transit, so we’re able to provide the following specialist services:

CHED-D – Products of Animal origin document preparation

PEACH / IPAFFS – Phytosanitary declarations for fruits and vegetables

Inward & outward processing



With an international team of multilingual CLA employees, you don’t need to worry about getting lost in translation. We communicate in the following languages:

  • English
  • Czech
  • French
  • Slovak
  • Polish
  • Hungarian
  • German
  • Spanish