Importing and exporting between Europe and UK  Our dedicated European import and export specialists can help and guide your business expertly through the challenges of the new trade rules introduced since Brexit.  Whether you require a seamless process from collection on the continent through to delivery in the UK, or simply an import customs clearance, please contact us to see how we may be able to assist.  Boast International offers a broad range of services to expertly assist your business. 

Road transport 

We are able to assist in arranging freight transport across Europe. Our experienced network of hauliers and freight operators cover a wide range of countries for all types of goods to ensure your needs are covered. With competitive rates and excellent short notice availability, we are happy and ready to help. 
 
Whether you require a full trailer load (FTL), part load (LTL) or groupage, we treat all our customers equally offering you the very best of customer service. 
 

Short-sea container freight 

For longer distance freight across Europe, short-sea container freight offers a smooth process with many different routes into or from the UK. Boast International is able to arrange your transport from door-to-door with just one point of contact. 
 
For less time-sensitive goods, short-sea container transport often produces fewer CO2 emissions than other freight methods whilst avoiding congestion at road ports. 
 

Bulk trailer transport 

Boast International are ready to support the transporting of seeds and other bulk produce from the continent to the UK. Using our specialist operators, we can offer the very best availability and competitive rates, whilst giving you confidence that your customs clearance is being handled by experts in Port Health and DEFRA requirements. 
 

Customs clearance 

We work closely with HMRC and BIFA to fully understand all procedures which are effecting the EU-UK supply chain. Our expertise of EU customs regulations combined with extensive knowledge of port routes and operations ensures we offer a comprehensive range of customs services. 
 
We are able to arrange import clearances through a range of UK ports, including the below key routes: 
 
Dover & Folkestone (Eurotunnel) 
Harwich & Felixstowe 
Humber Ports (Immingham, Killingholme & Hull) 
Teesport 
Portsmouth 
 
We are AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) accredited, giving you confidence that your customs clearances are being handled correctly and with a high level of expertise. 
 

Port Health requirements 

If you are importing food and feed products into the UK, these consignments may be subject to port health controls and restrictions. 
 
Our EU team are specialists in higher risk commodities such as the below designations. We are able to complete IPAFFS pre-notifications for eligible products and are in regular contact with Port Health teams to fully understand all procedures, controls and restrictions which have an impact on imports and exports of the following product classifications: 
 
High risk food of non-animal origin (HRFNAO) 
Products of animal origin (POAO) 
Animal by-products (ABP) 
Plants and plant products 
 
Take a look at our latest blog posts featuring updates on the latest European-specific Port Health regulations and requirements. 
 

How to get started? 

In order to begin the process of your import or export customs clearance, our EU specialists require the below details, as well as commercial documents. We are ready to help, so please contact us with any queries you may have. 
Truck, trailer or container number – This number is used to link the customs entry to the specific trailer load.  
Ports of arrival and exit – Customs clearance processes vary across ports in the UK, so the correct route will help us identify the correct method to clear your goods.  
10 digit commodity code – The UK customs tariff uses 10 digit commodity codes rather than the 8 digits used for the EU tariff. Click here to identify the correct codes for your goods. 
Preferential tariff and rules of origin process – If your goods are of true European Union origin, they may be eligible for duty free status by using a valid, approved REX (registered exporter) statement on commercial paperwork, or on receipt of an Importers Knowledge declaration. Click here for more details. 
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