How Long does Customs Clearance take?
With all the Documents pre-checked and the Customs Duty and VAT arrangements in place, Customs Clearance can be completed (Green Routed) within an hour or two of the arrival of the goods. However, if the goods are called for a document check (Orange Routed) or a full physical exam (Red Routed) the length of time could stretch to 24/48hours.
It is inexcusable to have a shipment delayed at Customs due to insufficient or poorly prepared paperwork; it is not only bad for business, but it may end up costing you more in additional storage and detention expenses. ACA International does Customs Clearance in Ireland and is an expert in the Customs Clearance process, and we can assist you in preparing the necessary Customs paperwork in advance to avoid delays or incorrect declarations.
If you are importing or exporting goods to sell, it is ideal to have a Customs agent prepare your paperwork so that your shipment can enter the country quickly and efficiently. If you do not follow the correct procedure, your shipment will be held up or possibly seized at the port.