A Customs Agent or Clearing Agent is an accredited company with local Government Authorities who will arrange the passage of freight through the Border and will have an in-depth knowledge of this area.
A Customs Agent may be employed at the behest of the Exporter, Freight Forwarder or Importer. Some countries, such as India and USA require Persons to be licenced following successful examinations. Other countries, like Australia, prefer acquired experience for licencing companies.
You will need your goods declared as an export in your country and an import in your customers’ country. You need a customs agent for this, not all of them can do both the UK & Ireland –please check if you and your customers have agents in places.
If you don’t, McCulla Ireland can act on your behalf. We can do both the UK and Irish customs declarations.
McCulla Ireland has been the trusted partner for moving goods between and within UK and Ireland for more than 50 years so we are experts in goods crossing the Irish Sea.
Handing over your customs requirements to us means you don’t need to invest time and energy in navigating the complexities of changing customs regulations, leaving you free to focus on your core business operations.
• Avoid potentially significant costs associated with getting new procedures wrong!
• Avoid inconvenience of delays at borders
• Avoid dealing with several government agencies with one point of contact at McCulla Ireland
Any importer/exporter or haulage company that chooses McCulla Ireland as its outsourced customs service provider will receive advice and support, preparation of customs clearance documents to comply with both Irish Revenue and HMRC, and even payment of tariffs on its behalf via our duty deferment accounts.
To ensure a smooth transition we need to collate customs information well in advance of 1st January. Contact us today to register to complete your Brexit preparations.
You can find out more about our Customs Clearance Service here.