Excise Tariffs

Excise Tariffs

We can manage all aspects of import excise tariffs on your behalf.

Making An Import Entry

All imports must be accompanied by an import entry using Form C88 the Single Administrative Document (SAD). We do this electronically using Direct Trader Input (DTI). All goods must be allocated a tariff code which is used to determine the amount of duty to be paid at customs. If you import goods from another EU member state, you do not need to make a customs entry. However, you may be required to complete an Intrastat supplementary declaration if your EU imports (arrivals) exceed an annual value threshold.

Classification Of Popular Products

Deffering Payment

When you import goods you must pay duty, Value Added Tax (VAT), agricultural levy etc which are liable under UK or EU law. However, you can defer paying most import charges and those due on the removal of goods from warehouses or free zones (including VAT) for an average of 30 days. To be approved for deferment, you must meet certain conditions, including:


There are a number of other processes which we can manage in order to effect duty relief. These include Inward Processing Relief, End-Use Relief, Temporary Inportation and other types of relief.

Import Guide

You can download the HM Customs & Excise guide on imports here.

Guide To Imports




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