DFS worldwide can custom clear all types of UK imports with any complexity, whether you have full load sea freight container or a small air freight shipment.
We are specialised in clearing personal effects and house hold goods.
In order for us to be able to clear your goods, please ask your issuing agent at origin to add “DFS Worldwide“ as the notify party on your air way bill.
Please send a copy of your air way bill to: [email protected] with your contact details.
Our team will contact you and go through all procedures, get your goods cleared and deliver to your door step. You can also call us on: +44 20 8867 0904
With our extensive knowledge in importing goods to UK, we take the hassle out of your hands.
DFS Worldwide is also specialised in air import consolidation services. We are able to receive your air import consolidated into Heathrow airport, move it to our bonded warehouse, break down your goods and custom clear them.
Using our bonded warehouse helps our customers to save storage charges and also provides them with a logistics solution to distribute their goods in the UK and Europe and deliver their customers' goods through DFS distribution channels easily and smoothly.
Remember you must be EORI registered in order to be able to import commercial goods to the UK. We can also help you to register for EORI.Get an EORI number
We are pleased to advise you that DFS Worldwide processes air imports clearance 7 days a week.
You do not need to be worried about storage charges at the airport which applies to any goods that is not cleared within 24 hours of the goods arrival.
Our experienced staff custom clear your goods on the same day of the arrival of your shipment or latest by the following day depending on what time your goods arrive at the airport. After your goods are custom cleared we can deliver the goods to you on the following day.
If you would like to appoint DFS to do the custom clearance for you please email copy of your air way bill to: [email protected]
Goods that have been manufactured within a country that is a member of the European Community or have been imported and the Duties and Taxes have been paid in a European Community Member Country, are considered to be in “Free Circulation” within the EC and can freely cross borders.
These borders include the Sea Ports of Felixstowe, Southampton, Tilbury and Thames port. They also include London Heathrow Airport, Manchester International Airport and Gatwick. It is however to be noted that it is always a very good idea to keep a clear record of these items so as to prove if required that the goods are duty and taxes paid.
Goods imported by Airfreight into London Heathrow, Gatwick Airport and Manchester International Airport can be customs cleared into the United Kingdom without the need to pay Vat & Duty Taxes if the value does not exceed £18 Sterling.
If your purchases from EU countries exceed an annual threshold you must also complete an Intrastat arrivals (EU imports) declaration. Imports from countries outside the EU do not count towards the Intrastat threshold and do not need to be included. Intrastat thresholds are reviewed annually. The thresholds for arrivals is £1.5 million. See the guide on Intrastat - reporting the value and volume of intra-EU trade.