In fact, 2.6 million commercial vehicles make their way through the port every year and the fact that the UK has now left the European Union’s Customs Union is not having a very big impact on the amount of traffic the port sees. However, as anyone who has ever travelled through the port as a passenger will know, there is very little space at Dover. As such, even small delays in processing paperwork can lead to big headaches down the line.
This is why having a customs clearance agent with specialist knowledge of the Port of Dover can be so beneficial when importing goods from Europe. It does not matter whether the consignment started its journey within the EU’s borders or from further afield, for example, Norway or Turkey, either. Regardless of where they are from, all commercial goods entering the UK through Dover must be signed-off by HMRC. If you don’t have your paperwork in good order, then your business will suffer from needless delays, extra costs and even the burden of a full HMRC audit of your commercial activities, in the worst cases.
Helpfully, Barrington Freight is here to deal with import customs clearances throughout the UK, including our extensive expertise with the Port of Dover.