Your Best Value Customs Clearances Service in the UK

EFS Global has been providing comprehensive customs clearance services for over 20 years. Our customs specialists can assist with any consignment arriving/departing by Air, Sea or Road at any port or airport in the UK.

Our AEO-F certified customs specialists have built a vast knowledge and gained a wide variety of expertise in customs clearance procedures and regulations, including Port Health, OPR, IPR, Carnets and Bonded Warehouse entries.

Trusted Import and Export Clearance Experts

EFS Global offers clearance services for Air, Sea, and Road shipments from all major ports and airports 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so whatever your shipment, we can handle it quickly and efficiently.

Whatever your needs, we can offer tailor-made services to suit every customer’s individual requirements.

Are you ready for CDS?

On 1st October, the first phase of CHIEF’s retirement was implemented, making way for CDS to take over as the UK’s single customs platform. This first phase marked the end of the ability to make import declarations through the CHIEF system. The 2nd phase will be implemented on 1st December 2023, which will end the ability to submit export declarations on CHIEF.

EFS Global is here to help you avoid unnecessary customs delays during the transition to the new CDS customs system. We have therefore produced a helpful pack to inform you of how you can ensure you are ready for CDS.

Our Port Coverage

EFS Global is linked to all major ports and terminals across the UK to allow us to conduct efficient customs clearances whilst offering a tailor-made service to every customer’s individual needs. We also use the latest CDS customs software for electronic transmission direct to the HMRC.

We’re continually adding ports to our service offering. Please contact us today if there is a port that you require coverage for that is not on the list below. 

For non-inventory linked shipments EFS Global can cover all ports.

Manchester International Airport
London Heathrow Airport
London Gatwick Airport

Heathrow (Parcels)
London Gateway

Inland ETSF
Liverpool Freezone

Dover – Non Inventory Linked

T1 – TAD (Transit Accompanying Document) Clearance

EFS Global has a Customs Guarantee that allows us to provide Transit Documents through the NCTS. The T1 document enables uninterrupted transit to your final destination, allowing clearance in your destination country without paying duties/taxes at the border.

Goods leaving GB and going to the EU require a T1 document unless clearance has been arranged for the port of arrival, e.g. Calais/Rotterdam/Zeebrugge.

UK Distribution

International Forwarding


Specialist Services


Vehicle Maintenance



Why Choose EFS Global

  • Air freight clearances
  • Ocean freight clearances
  • Road freight clearances
  • Customs bonded warehousing
  • Customs clearances & documentation handling
  • AEO-F certified
  • Documentation/classification support
  • Brexit advice service



First class service from delivery guys Adrian and Charlie, they couldn't be more helpful and enthusiastic in helping me unload my pallet. Highly recommended and a credit to the delivery industry. Thank you.


We have used this company for a number of years now for our pallet deliveries, and have had nothing but a positive and professional experience. Highly recommended.


We have recently changed our transport provider to EFS and the help and support they have offered when implementing this change has been second to none and really helped during the transitional period.

They offer a great, friendly, reliable and fairly priced service. No job too big or small!


Have been using EFS Global since 2009 and have always had great service off Antony Jack and Andrea. Rang today to ask them to cover 2 loads for down south, were loaded within 2 hrs and know they will be delivered on time on Monday. Not being one to write reviews normally, thought the service received today goes a long way to keep me returning yet again to cover my urgent loads. Thanks guys.


We couldn’t really ask for more from EFS. They offer us a reliable daily pick-up, competitive pricing, and an excellent first-time delivery rate. As a testament to the quality of their service, we’ve quickly gone from sending just a few pallets per-day to more than a dozen.


Highly recommended. We have been using EFS for a number of years now, the service is second to none. They do exactly what they say they're going to do, without any issues! The system is definitely user friendly. Staff are very efficient and professional. 

I would recommend this company to all.


From pick up to delivery EFS service has been excellent.

Friendly drivers and with Louise in the office going that extra mile.


Since working with EFS in the early days of Covid, we have found that the whole team have gone above and beyond to ensure the quality of service we offer our customers is at the highest level possible.  If there are any delivery scenarios that need looking into in more detail, there is always someone there to help and sort the situation as quickly as possible to ensure the best outcome for our customers and ourselves as a business.