Customs clearance by our foreign trade experts.

In their day-to-day operations, customers often lack the necessary time or specialist knowledge to successfully master all the challenges of dealing with customs procedures. That’s where we come in: as an experienced service provider, we take over the customs clearance for you to make your daily business that little bit easier – even if we don’t take on the transport.

Our experienced employees and a cutting-edge technology platform ensure the fast and easy processing of your customs matters. From clarifying all formal requirements through to the secure transmission of your documents – we guarantee prompt resolution. With the “Authorised Economic Operator” seal of approval (AEO-F certificate), Koch International is recognised by the authorities as a safe partner. Transferring customs clearance to Koch International means significant time and cost savings for you. Benefit from our many years of experience with international trade regulations.

All-inclusive customs service.

We have the expertise to handle your import and export matters in full. Whether it’s air freight, sea freight, rail transport or land transport – we guarantee the desired flexibility and ability to act.

Customs service for exports.

We know that export customs clearance is a complex and time-consuming task. Take advantage of our comprehensive services. Our experienced team handles all the details and ensures the smooth and effective processing of your exports. We deal with all aspects of your customs clearance – from the creation of the necessary customs documents through to advising on compliance with the provisions in the destination country. Your benefit: We ensure that your shipments pass through customs quickly and efficiently to avoid delays and unnecessary costs..

What documents are required for exports?

  • Type and number of packages
  • Gross and net weight per customs tariff number
  • Precise description of the goods with the intended purpose in German
  • 8-digit commodity code or customs tariff number(s)
  • Commercial invoice (with original text where applicable)
  • Applicant’s EORI number
  • Signed export declaration authorisation

Download the necessary documents here.

Have questions about the topic? Your contacts in our Customs department at +49 (0)541 / 12168 -291 or zoll@koch-international.de would be pleased to help.

Customs service for imports.

We can also take over your customs clearance activities for imports, allowing you to focus on your core business. Our experts have the necessary know-how to help you along every step of the customs process. Our goal: To offer you a smooth and seamless experience when importing your goods. Your benefit: We work closely together with the competent authorities to ensure that all the necessary documents and permits are in place and that your shipments are released as soon as possible.

What documents are required for imports?

  • Type and number of packages
  • Gross and net weight per customs tariff number
  • Precise description of the goods with the intended purpose in German
  • 11-digit commodity code or customs tariff number(s)
  • Commercial invoice (with original text where applicable)
  • Applicant’s EORI number
  • Signed import declaration authorisation

Download the necessary documents here.

Have questions about the topic? Your contacts in our Customs department at +49 (0)541 / 12168 -291 or zoll@koch-international.de would be pleased to help.

Imports and exports in third countries.

In our download area you will find all the information you need on the topic of imports and exports for Norway, Great Britain and Switzerland.

Get in touch with us.

Give us the opportunity to impress you and take away the stress of customs clearance. With us by your side, you can focus on your core business – we handle the rest. Contact us today and take advantage of our comprehensive service!

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The most frequently asked questions about customs:

    What is an export declaration?

    This refers to the creation of the export accompanying document (EAD), the declaration of an export to the customs office.

    What is an export accompanying document (EAD)?

    A document after export approval has been issued by the customs office. This is required to ship goods from the EU to a non-EU country. It is a requirement from an invoice value of 1,000.00 euros and/or a shipping weight of 1,000 kg.

    What is an export notice (EN)?

    Verification that the goods were exported from the EU. This is automatically created by the customs system once the EAD has been scanned.

    What is an export customs office?

    The domestic customs office with which the export is registered. Depends on the applicant’s postcode.

    What is a customs office of exit?

    The customs office at which the goods are exported from the EU.

    What is an EORI number?

    This is the identification number of economic operators for customs purposes. This is required for trade with non-EU countries and can be requested from the customs office via a written form.

    What does MRN stand for?

    MRN = Movement Reference Number
    Tracking number for customs documents, e.g. in the EAD or T1.

    What is a T1 document?

    Transit procedure under customs supervision; transit document for duty-free, i.e. non-Community, goods.

    What is a T2 document?

    Transit document for Community goods that is used for goods to transfer a non-Community country duty-free, e.g. goods from DE are transported to Italy via Switzerland. No duty is paid in Switzerland.

    What is a customs tariff number/goods tariff number?

    An unambiguous classification of goods by material and, where applicable, intended use in the harmonised system (HS). Every good can be assigned an existing customs tariff number.
    Export:
    Support from customs in Dresden Tel.: 0351 44 83 45 20; info.gewerblich@zoll.de

    What is an EUR.1?

    A movement certificate and formal proof of preference; submitted to make use of reduced customs duties. This is required if the consigner of the goods is not an approved exporter and from an invoice value of 6,000 euros. Requires a formal application with the competent customs office with associated supplier declarations.

    What is an approved exporter?

    A permit that must be requested from the customs office. Facilitates the export of goods, including above the 6,000-euro threshold. Proof of preference in the form of a declaration of origin + permit no. on the invoice.

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