Container Truck in Yard

Customs Clearance : Importing into the UK

Depending upon the nature of the goods you are shipping, there may be UK import VAT & duty to pay upon UK customs clearance.   As part of our comprehensive range of freight forwarder services, we are able to calculate the rate to be paid and then arrange the payment on your behalf to HMRC in order to complete customs clearance.

Upon settlement of any customs charges we are then able to arrange for the delivery of your freight.  Whatever the type of shipment (full container, less than container, over-sized, project cargo) and the port of entry, the freight forwarder operations team are able to call on a number of highly experienced haulage companies to organise the timely delivery of your shipment using our road or rail freight shipping services.

Mercator’s UK import customs clearance services cover every port and airport across the UK, so you can rely on us to arrange timely clearance and delivery of your shipment.

We are also able to arrange the following freight forwarder customs clearance services:

  • Duty and Tax Planning
  • Tariff Clarification and Advice
  • Carnets
  • Licences
  • Preferences and Quotas
  • Temporary Imports
Shipping Documents for Customs Clearance

Customs Clearance : Exporting from the UK

Mercator has a wealth of experience in arranging customs clearance of shipments at sea and air ports worldwide.  With our affiliation to the global freight forwarding network, MarcoPoloLine, we are able to arrange the clearance of your goods in almost any country worldwide, a service that not all UK based freight forwarders can offer their customers.

Through the global network of independent freight forwarders, Mercator is also able to offer export freight services, advice regarding any restrictions locally and onward delivery in the destination country.  In short, we are able to offer the full package from door in the UK through to door in your cargo’s destination country.

VAT & Duty Payments


Tariff Clarification & Advice


Onward Deliveries


Please contact us or request a quote to allow a freight forwarder from the Mercator team to discuss your customs clearance and national haulage requirements, offer advice and answer any questions you may have.