Quick and efficient export declarations.

Ensure the smooth processing of your export declaration(s) by working with Europe’s leading customs and export specialists.

For fast and accurate export declarations, trust Gaston Schul

For over 175 years, logistic service providers and European exporters have trusted Gaston Schul to help them export to the rest of the world. Our independent and expert advice, comprehensive services and forward-thinking approach move in line with the ever-changing landscape, ensuring your goods are processed as efficiently as possible.

Our team of export specialists can help you

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Craft export declarations

We handle all export paperwork, certificates and licences

Oversee custom inspections

We guide you through all inspections to minimise delays

Examine original documents

We ensure all export documents are present and correct

Arrange additional documents

We create any additional documents that may be required

Ensure compliance

We review everything from commodity (HS) codes to the accuracy of declared values

Reach agreements over Incoterms

Ensure clear agreement about the terms and conditions of delivery

Care-free exports

We make trade barriers invisible

We live in a world where trade agreements change every day. But that’s not a problem for our customs experts. We’ll keep your operation compliant and cost-effective, ensuring you always have the correct documentation and declarations at every stage of the journey.

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During the complex transition from CHIEF to CDS, Gaston Schul proactively guided us through CDS registration, tested new procedures, and swiftly resolved any transitional issues.

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Mammoet Ferry Transport, Company Secretary

Export documentation

You’ll have the correct documents, guaranteed

We won’t just help you make the correct export declaration, our knowledgeable team will ensure you have all of the correct documents in place. Additional export documents may be required to get the goods into the country of destination without complication. We can support you with any of the following:

  • EUR.1
  • EUR-MED certificate
  • Certificate of Origin
  • ATA Carnet
  • Advise on Invoice Declarations
ICC Incoterms®

Ensure you use the correct Incoterms®

We make sure you avoid future complications by reaching agreements today, which include the terms and conditions of your delivery. If Ex Works (EXW) is applied, our dedicated team can potentially support the buyer with their declaration needs too.

Specialist services

Expert advice for your industry

Gaston Schul can export all types of unrestricted goods. However, we provide specialist export clearance advice and services to several industries and sectors. We’re the trusted partner for companies who export the following types of goods:

  • Veterinary goods
  • Perishable goods

Learn how we can improve your export processes

Your full-service customs provider

Consultancy & Advisory

Strengthen and improve your customs processes with our expert advice and services. We’ll help you seize new trading opportunities, transform your supply chain and guarantee compliance is at the forefront of every decision.

Digital Solutions

Transform your data with Gaston Schul’s Customs Data Exchange. We can build EDI and API-powered real-time data transfers that reduce errors, accelerate declarations and improve the efficiency of your supply chain.

Control Tower

Coordinate and consolidate your global customs activities by utilising our Control Tower. Our end-to-end global customs management service makes it easy to manage and orchestrate your global customs activities from anywhere in the world.

Customer Stories

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Export Declarations FAQs

Why does my shipment require an EORI?

An EORI (Economic Operators Registration and Identification) number is required for all businesses importing or exporting goods in the UK or the EU. For the UK, you must have a GB EORI, and for Norway, you'll require a Norwegian Organisation Number instead. These are used by customs to identify traders and ensure compliance with customs procedures and regulations.

What is a commercial invoice?

A commercial invoice is the document provided by the exporter to the importer to pay for the goods sold. It details the goods, their value, key transaction information, including the Incoterms® and, in some cases, proof of origin.

What is an ATA Carnet?

An ATA Carnet is an international customs document that allows the temporary importation of goods into another ATA Convention country, without paying duties and import taxes. However, these goods must return to their original country. An ATA Carnet is often used for goods such as professional equipment, or items for exhibitions and events.

What goods require an export licence and what one is best to apply for?

Goods that typically require an export licence include military items, dual-use goods, artworks, and endangered species. The best licence depends on the item's nature, destination, and end-use.

What commodity code should I be using?

The commodity code for your products depends on their nature, intended use and specifications. It's essential for customs declarations and determining duties. If in doubt, consult a member of our team.

Can you complete a EUR1 on our behalf?

Yes, as a full-service partner, and if your shipment is applicable, we can apply for an EUR1 certificate on your behalf. This certificate will help you in claiming preferential duty rates under trade agreements between the EU and certain other countries.

Can you explain incoterm EXW to me?

EXW (Ex Works) is an Incoterm where the seller makes the goods available at their premises. The buyer is responsible for all transportation costs, risks, and customs procedures from the seller's location onwards.