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UK Import Services

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UK Import Services Limited is a UK based Freight Forwarder and Customs clearance broker, offering full International shipping services, including both UK Customs clearance and a delivery service to anywhere in the UK. Please click here to see a full list of services on offer.

Whether its personal use or for business purposes, importing goods can be a cheaper and more exciting option of buying any goods, and one that offers endless choice. The purpose of this site is to explain everything you need to know before deciding if its the right choice for you.

Containing up-to-date useful information for everyone, regardless of previous import knowledge, this site offers all the tools essential to ensuring you are aware of all the options available, including eligibility to claim any relief or exemptions, and how to minimise any surprise costs, when your goods reach the UK. ukimports

IMPORTANT - Please note! Out-of-date information could cost you money.

There are many sites offering Customs Clearance / Brokerage services and importing advice... However, make sure you check the dates shown on the websites!... Old sites could mean old information... The European Commissions (EC) and UK's HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) rules and regulations are always changing. ukimports

So what can you expect to find on this site? Well, all of the following:

- All the latest updates within the Cargo / Freight world to ensure that you are kept aware of any changes in procedures, or new charges etc. or any delays. Also, this site will give you the ability to track your goods, whilst in transit, regardless of whether its by Air Freight, Sea Freight, Road Freight or Courier.

- There are detailed explanations on the various UK Customs procedures, including providing access to all the Customs Forms and Public Notices, relevant to your own goods and circumstances.

- Cost is always important. Here you can find out about Duty / VAT (coming soon, is a duty and VAT calculator) and all other possible charges, whether they come from Shipping Lines, Air Lines, Freight Forwarders, Co-Loaders, Warehouses and even delivery contractors (hauliers).

In fact there's too much to list here, so please see our Sitemap, which lists all of our pages, or why not use the search facility, on the top-left, courtesy of:

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Leading the way with Social Media

With over 2,000 tweets and retweets, UK Import Services is doing its best to keep everyone up-to-date with all the latest freight industry and economic news and opportunities via Twitter. Sign up to Twitter today and follow us to make sure you see the latest news as it happens. (You don't have to tweet anything yourself, join up and follow people like us). Why not click here to visit our Twitter page?

July 1st 2013 revised Felixstowe Port charges apply
As is usual for this time of Year, the Port of Felixstowe introduces revised charging. Contact our Imports Team to find out more. ukimports

July 1st 2013 Croatia joins the EU
From midnight on the 1st July 2013, Croatia became the 28th member of the European Union. All full list of all the member Countries can be found on our dedicated page on Importing alcohol ukimports

March 25th 2013 Changes in Alcohol Duty Rates
In a continued effort to bring you all the up-to-date information, we have updated our site with the revised excise duty rates, which comes into effect on the 25th March 2013. These can be found on our dedicated page on EU Countries ukimports

January 1st 2013 Revised Port Charges for some UK Ports
With the new Year, comes a revision to some of the charges levied by some of the UK Port operators... contact our Imports Team to see how these might affect you.

2012 Implementation of GRIs
As the downturn in the economy continues to affect the volumes of cargo being shipped by Sea, all the major Shipping Lines are continuing to charge a General Rate Increase (GRI) to compensate ships only travelling half laden. ukimports

May 8th 2012 Changes to Textile labelling regulations
The EU has made changes to the textile-product labeling rules, which includes all garments and clothing. Make sure you are fimiliar with these changes, and that your imported goods are compliant. ukimports


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