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.
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.
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.
Mammoet Ferry Transport, Company Secretary
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-MED certificate
- Certificate of Origin
- ATA Carnet
- Advise on Invoice Declarations
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.
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
See how real customers succeed with Gaston Schul
"Gaston Schul is a reliable business partner who will help guide your business through the challenges of dealing with HM Customs legislation and Import & Export requirements."
Tony Wearing, Company Secretary at Mammoet Ferry Transport.
"Gaston Schul's consultancy team helped our business grow and realise its full potential."
Emma Atkins, Customs Manager at FF Customs & Logistics Ltd.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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