Fresh Clear’s standard UK inbound customs clearance service is available from just £35 per transaction.
Our services are built around the needs of our clients with expertise in the management of customs clearance for cargo travelling by sea or road (RoRo), plus the onward delivery of containers and breakbulk goods within the UK.
We’re here to ensure that your shipments move through UK ports as quickly and smoothly as possible, plus we’ve also developed valuable complimentary services that our clients use to their advantage. Our team are happy to discuss our value add proposition with you. This includes road haulage, cross-docking, cold storage, packing and distribution.
Prior to commencing any new business our team will evaluate your specific requirements and compliance needs. We then share details of the formal processes, documentation required and timeframes involved; this will help you to plan effectively and minimise risks associated with port delays. Our customer care team will then work collaboratively with you to plan your cargo collection and distribution.
We have market-leading expertise in moving FMCG perishable goods so understand completely the need for efficiency and speed in customs clearance; our company manages significant volumes of PEACH (Procedure for Electronic Application for Certificates from the Horticultural marketing inspectorate) applications each day and in 2019 our team were responsible for approximately 5% of the UK’s customs declarations for fresh fruit. Organic-certified produce brings additional requirements with information needed for Port Health and the TRACES-NT system, our team can also manage these formalities.
Beyond fresh produce we perform entries for bonded, controlled and regulated items, and those that are subject to quotas. Fresh Clear can help advise and manage additional duty payments and deposits where necessary.
Specific import schemes, such as CED (now CHED-D Common Health Entry Documents) and CVED (Common Veterinary Documents) are also fulfilled through Fresh Clear.
It’s common for inspections to be required at British ports, potentially from the UK Border Agency, Port Health, APHA or HMI. This can delay the clearance of your cargo, however prompt and accurate data entry by our experienced team will prevent unnecessary hold ups. The procedures in place at Fresh Clear mean that we will notify you if your goods are flagged for inspection, we can make changes to your deliveries and also keep you up to date on the status of your cargo. Our objective is to always minimise the impact of a delay through effective communication and planning.
In practice this means that very costly demurrage charges are mitigated or avoided altogether.
Transport provision through RHA registered hauliers ensures efficient handling of your goods with every step of the process managed by one of our in house logistics team. Fresh Clear’s trusted network of partners ensures our supply chain solutions are co-ordinated and efficient. Cost savings and service improvement can be significant with many of our clients opting to use our comprehensive managed solutions.