Customs declarations for exports and imports to and from Great Britain are now a mandatory requirement. On this page we will guide you through all the information that you need to provide. This information is crucial to ensure that your shipments are not delayed or queried.
The most important documents which allow us to process your customs declaration are
Your commercial invoice needs to show the required mandatory information to enable the export or import declaration to be completed correctly. Download our checklist to ensure that your Commercial Invoice includes no errors or omissions:
Please note that the following goods cannot be transported to the UK on DB Schenker's standard system groupage freight solutions. For controlled goods being transported on FTL and LTL please contact your local branch.
To trade between the EU and the UK you will need an Economic Operators Registration and Identification number. Find more information here.
As an exporter you need to ensure you comply with any special permits, licenses or checks that might be required for your goods. As an importer you need to confirm the commodity code so that the appropriate tariffs are paid. It is your responsibility as the exporter and/or importer of record to provide the commodity code to your customs agent.
At DB Schenker we believe the best way for you to ensure your shipment meets all customs requirements and minimise any delays to the delivery of your goods is to use one provider for your customs compliance and the freight. We are well placed to handle this for you and act as your Direct Representative for customs shipments.Before we can perform declarations on your behalf, we need your authority to do so.
Please check the details below, so you can ensure you have everything in place for us to provide you the customs and shipping services you need:
The Incoterm is an agreement between seller & buyer intended primarily to clearly communicate the
associated with the global or international transportation and delivery of goods.
As of February 2022 – this information is supplied without liability.