Customs Clearance Services

HFS has the necessary expertise to manage customs clearance on behalf of customers, no matter the cargo or mode of transport.

Taking Care of Customs Procedures

At Hemisphere Freight Services, we understand the complexities of getting your goods cleared through customs. With a team of customs clearance experts across ocean, air and road freight, we are able to provide a dedicated service to customers, assisting with the entire customs process for any cargo type and helping to minimise any delays or disruption.

Discuss Your Requirements
  • Handling of all customs formalities for importers and exporters

  • Customs compliance consultancy service available

  • Bonded warehouse facilities at London Heathrow and Felixstowe

  • Customs clearance facilities at all UK ports and airports

  • Ability to assist with various types of customs documentation

  • Integrated customs solutions suited to specific customer needs

  • Worldwide clearance services on DDP shipments

  • Authorised to bulk clear multiple consignments under BIRDS (Bulk Import Reduced Data Set)

Our Customs Clearance Services

Our customs clearance service cover imports, exports and cross-trades, with our team always on hand to support the timely delivery of our clients’ cargo.

  • Liaising with customs officials

  • Customs bonded warehouse facilities

  • Authorised clearance of restricted, licensable hazardous and dangerous goods (including Section 5)

  • Submitting customs declarations

  • Bonded transportation through issuance of transit documents (T1,T2 etc)

  • Letter of credit processing

  • Advice and support on deferment of duty charges, where required

  • Dedicated team at London Heathrow seven days a week

  • Same-day clearance and delivery for e-commerce consignments

Case Study

Customs Clearance Case Studies

Our team has the knowledge and expertise to deliver customs clearance solutions tailored to the regulations of any sector.

Hopax Europe


  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
“HFS provides a complete service, which means we only have to deal with one company rather than several. They understand our requirements and enable us to meet the varying service expectations of different customers. Our import and export business has been operating for over 20 years, and they are without doubt one of the best partners we have worked with in Europe. Craig and the rest of the team are great people to do business with.”

Stuart Seymour

European Sales and Marketing Director

Medical Packaging Company


“Just-in-time service is our everyday challenge, and Hemisphere help manage this by offering diverse logistic solutions to meet our customers’ delivery deadlines. The staff at Hemisphere are friendly and approachable with a wealth of talent, knowledge and a can-do attitude. They always listen, understand our business needs and work as a team for mutual success.”

Director of Finance

Joma Jewellery & Katie Loxton

“Hemisphere have always delivered a reliable, friendly and honest service. I get regular updates on my shipments, their rates are competitive, and I know the team is only ever a phone call or email away. Everyone at Hemisphere understands how we work, which really helps, and it’s far easier having everything covered by one agent.”

Harpinder Rai

Senior Logistics Coordinator

Supercars Club Arabia


"Through our experience and planning, all vehicles arrived at the hotel on time, and it wasn’t long before the car park was filled with the sights and sounds of some of the world’s finest automobiles – Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren to name but a few."

Dan Leach

Projects and Automotive Team Manager

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