Customs Clearance


• Allow sufficient time between submitting your customs forms and planning to travel:

> For next-day travel: customs forms to be submitted by 2pm the day before travel

(or by 12noon on a Saturday for Sunday travel – UK clearance only at weekends).
> For same-day travel: always check in advance – the time of travel cannot be guaranteed.

Customs Clearance must be obtained before you can access the port or terminal.

GMR and French barcodes should be correctly uploaded to create the Border or Port Pass.
• Clearances take longer to process during times when the CDS and GVMS systems are down.

• It is the importer's responsibility to obtain any required licenses for the goods they are importing.

• We always do everything possible to obtain clearance for our clients within agreed time-frames,

but there may be events beyond our control which cause delays to travel plans.


• Certified Practitioner in Advanced Customs Compliance

• Member of the London Chamber of Commerce

• Member of the Institute of Export & International Trade (IoE)

• Extensive experience of importing antiques and art from Europe

Tailor-made for the antique and art trades

Unlike most other customs agents, HAIRSINES offer a bespoke, subscription-based Customs Support Service at just

£240 plus VAT for one year

Practical guidance

You'll receive key documents such as the Dealers' Guide to Trade between the UK and EU post-Brexit; French receipt templates and emailed Spotlight explainers

Ongoing support

Always on hand to answer any specific questions or to address any customs issues you may be facing

Customs Support Service