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Customs Clearance Service

What is Customs Clearance?

Customs Clearance Service

Customs clearance is the process of documenting the comings and goings of goods

Customs clearance is the process of documenting the comings and goings of goods as they enter or leave a country. Customs clearance entails calculating the value-added tax (VAT) and duties that may be due on those goods, as well as following the correct procedure to ensure that the goods enter or exit the country legitimately.

 

 

If you do not adequately prepare your Customs Clearance Paperwork, Customs may refuse to allow your goods to enter or leave the jurisdiction. You can hire a customs agent or freight forwarder to manage the Customs Clearance procedure to help ensure your goods are allowed exit or entry.

 

ACA International provides Customs Clearance Services for goods entering and exiting Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain. We specialise in Customs Clearance and General Freight Forwarding.

The Customs Broker of Choice

The Customs Broker of Choice for Businesses Throughout Ireland

The Customs Broker of Choice

We save you time and money by taking the hassle out of the Customs Clearance process. With over 20 years’ experience, you can be sure your goods are in safe hands.

Customs Clearance

 

We save you time and money by taking the hassle out of the Customs Clearance process. With over 20 years’ experience, you can be sure your goods are in safe hands.
At ACA International we are experts in the preparation of and production of customs clearance documents. For over 25 years we’ve been helping companies import and export their goods to and from Ireland.

 

 

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ACA International, acting as your Customs agent, can offer a neutral service to arrange your Customs Clearance needs, regardless of which Freight Forwarder you have engaged to arrange the Transport from the origin Country. We can complete the Customs Clearance on your behalf and return the Clearance Docket/Slip to your nominated Freight Forwarder or Haulier to complete the final delivery to your premises

 

Freight Forwarding

At ACA International we have been providing Freight Forwarding services to clients for over 25 years.
We specialise in organising shipments for individuals and companies: helping them bring their goods from the manufacturer to the final point of distribution.
We save companies time and money by providing the best possible solutions for the international transportation of goods.

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How Long does Customs Clearance take?

Customs Clearance Service

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.

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NI – Ireland exports ‘worth €5bn in 10 months’

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Customs Clearance ACA Brexit – exports and imports woth 5bi

New official figures suggest that exports from NI to the Republic of Ireland were worth almost €5bn (£4.2bn) in the first 10 months of 2021.

 

The figures are published by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (Nisra) and are based on HMRC data.

HMRC already produces quarterly data for NI and other regions but the new figures are not directly comparable.

The new figures only cover international trade, not transactions with other parts of the UK.

They show that Ireland is overwhelmingly Northern Ireland’s single biggest export market: exports to the rest of the EU were worth €3.6bn in the same period while exports to the rest of the world were worth £1.1bn.

Different Nisra data shows the rest of the UK is Northern Ireland’s biggest external market with sales there of just under €11bn in 2020.

The new figures also show that imports from Ireland were worth €2.7bn in the first ten months of 2020, €2.3bn from the rest of the EU and £2.4bn from the rest of the world.

The figures suggest pharmaceuticals are the most valuable trade category with Ireland; exports were worth €735m in the 10-month period with imports of €346m.

The trade impacts of Brexit and the Northern Ireland Protocol are still emerging and have political as well as economic implications.

Since the Northern Ireland Protocol began operating in January 2020 it has become more difficult for businesses in either part of Ireland to import goods from Great Britain.

Northern Ireland has remained in the EU’s single market for goods, which means that products arriving from Great Britain are subject to new checks and controls.

There is so far no official data to quantify the impact of that change.

If you are planning to trade goods to or from Ireland, Aca International Ltd  may be able to help you! Visit our website and follow our Facebook and Linkedin Pages.

Source: www.bbc.com

Customs Clearance News - UK and Ireland

Taoiseach and Johnson in ‘positive’ NI Protocol talks

Customs Clearance News - UK and Ireland

Customs Clearance News – UK and Ireland positive meetings

The Taoiseach told a Fianna Fáil party meeting last week that he had a positive engagement with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

 

Micheál Martin said the focus is on the resolution of the outstanding issues around the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Ensuring Northern Ireland has access to the single market with minimal checks is important, he said.

The Taoiseach said there was a genuine willingness on the EU side to resolve this through negotiation.

“During our call, I told him it remained my view that every effort should be made to secure a successful outcome to the current EU/UK negotiations.”

Since leaving the EU last year, Britain has delayed the introduction of some checks that were designed to avoid the need for a hard border on the island of Ireland.

Downing Street said the checks are disproportionate and threaten Northern Ireland’s 1998 peace deal.

A spokesperson for Boris Johnson said the British Prime Minister “raised his ongoing concern about the substantial distance between the UK and EU positions” on issues with the protocol when he spoke to Micheál Martin today.

However, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, said he believes there is a “window of opportunity” for Britain and the European Union to reach agreement on Northern Ireland trade rules.

“I believe … there is an opportunity before us now to seize momentum towards agreeing a constructive way forward through compromise and partnership,” Mr Coveney told the Seanad Brexit committee.

“I believe the remaining issues can be resolved,” he said. “However, to do so we need to get a much more positive, a much more stable and much more trusting EU-UK relationship.

“We have some way to go to get there.”

Mr Coveney told the committee that Northern Ireland was better off with the protocol.

“Northern Ireland has this unique opportunity to access a very large UK single market, but also a much larger EU single market.

“There is potentially a pull factor into Northern Ireland in terms of foreign direct investment – if the protocol was stable and predictable you could access both markets from Northern Ireland.”

Asked to give an update on the current negotiations, Mr Coveney said there had been a “change in tone” from the UK two weeks ago.

He added: “This certainly suggested to the EU that negotiation was worth investing in, because before that really the negotiations were going nowhere.

“I am more hopeful than I have been.”

He added: “There’s still quite a big gap between the two sides, but at least the negotiations are focused on trying to find landing ground.”

If you are planning to trade goods to or from Ireland, Aca International Ltd  may be able to help you! Visit our website and follow our Facebook and Linkedin Pages.

Source: www.rte.ie