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  • Glasgow International Airport (GLA)
  • Birmingham (BHX)

An EORI number is stored both nationally and on a central EU database. The information it provides is used by customs authorities to exchange information, and to share information with government departments and agencies. It is used for statistical and security purposes.

You will require an EORI number if you are planning to import or export goods with countries outside the EU. You may need an EORI number to trade with these countries in Europe – Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Iceland, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Moldova, Norway, Switzerland.

EORI Number applications take up to three working days to process.

GR Freight are a freight forwarding company and arranging international shipping for UK importers and exporters. We will happily advise on EORI registration, customs declarations, customs clearance, import VAT and import duties. And we feel honor to help our customers to get their EORI number in this regards please don’t hesitate to contact us.

When relocating your main residence to the UK, customs clearance is indeed a necessary procedure for your belongings arriving from outside the UK. The tor1 (Transfer of Residence) form is an official document from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that needs to be filled out and submitted in order to complete the customs clearance process.

Postponed VAT Accounting (PVA) allows businesses to account for import VAT on their VAT return, rather than paying it upfront at the time of import. This means that importers can simultaneously declare and recover VAT on the same VAT return, depending on their VAT recovery rate. Learn More!

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  • Felixstowe (FXT)
  • Immingham (IMM)
  • Liverpool (LIV)
  • London, Tilbury (LON)
  • Southampton (STN)
  • Thamesport (THP)
  • Belfast (BEL)
  • London Gateway (LGP)

For Shipment Tracking, please make sure that you know your AIR WAY BILL or Shipment Number. Track Cargo, Track Container

The Procedure for Electronic Application for Certificates (PEACH System) is an online tool for fulfilling a number of important requirements when importing plants or fruits and vegetables that are subject to Specific Marketing Standards into the UK from outside the European Community. Imports of plants and plant products must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate to confirm their health. You must provide advance notice through PEACH that a consignment is about to enter the UK. This guide explains how to register with and use PEACH. It outlines the regulations that PEACH can help you comply with, and it sets out the steps involved in using PEACH to apply for a Certificate of Conformity or to pre-notify plant health-controlled imports. PEACH applies to England and Wales but not Scotland or Northern Ireland. However, it does apply to Scottish and Northern Ireland businesses, whose imports arrive from either England or Wales. Scottish importers should contact the Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections.

To open your PEACH account, you will also need to register with the Government Gateway. There are a number of steps involved in opening accounts. We, at GR Freight, help our customers in opening an account with peach. For further information, please Contact Us.

Before your goods reach the border, they will need customs clearance. To prevent costly delays and downtimes, consider partnering with a reliable customs clearance organization like GR Freight Services well in advance.

Inward Processing (IP) is a valuable system for businesses dealing in international trade. By being authorised to use Inward Processing, you can significantly cut the expense of Customs Duty and import VAT for goods that you import from outside the UK and later re-export from the UK.

One the other hand, Outward Processing (OP) is a system that allows goods to be exported from the UK for processing or repair in another country and then re-imported with either total or partial relief from import duties.

A MansouriA Mansouri
13:21 27 Mar 24
The most proffesional team in custom cleraing and other related services
Darron HackerDarron Hacker
18:52 20 Mar 24
Excellent service..Will definitely use them again .thanks 👍
Marius SakalauskasMarius Sakalauskas
14:56 30 Jan 24
Perfect service. Just recomend 10/10
Kousay IbrahimKousay Ibrahim
15:11 22 Jan 24
Excellent servicePrompt response
rosh anasrosh anas
15:20 24 Oct 23
Very fast , friendly and professional service. Would recommend 100%. And will use again in future.I was struggling to get my shipment cleared. And they did this for me very quickly.Very happy with service.
Mohammed KhalilMohammed Khalil
13:23 11 Sep 23
I used this company to get my goods cleared by customs, I had a parcel from Egypt which were my personal goods (books) and everything was sorted out without much hassle and Mr M. Zayain was excellent in communicating with me, good thing about the company is they’ll call you when anything is needed or any update, as soon as my goods were available for pickup they gave me a call which was around 10pm.I recommend using this company, very friendly and get the job done without wasting your time.
M AliM Ali
00:47 15 Apr 23
GR Freight saved my money & time in the very last moment when I got call from airline excellent professional staff, friendly and on time delivery Highly recommended
Mohammed ChaandaMohammed Chaanda
17:51 26 Mar 23
GR Freight are excellent in their delivery service. I strongly recommend this company to anyone that requires their services.
Marina MeliveoMarina Meliveo
10:47 10 Mar 23
Really good, efficient service. They delt with our personal custom clearance problems within less than 24h.
Disha ThakkarDisha Thakkar
22:03 19 Feb 23
I highly recommend this company because the way they handled my cargo at the last minute and specially the delivery, it was awesome. Had a really wonderful experience and must say, very professional and punctual.

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