Should you have Direct or Indirect Customs Representationn


Customs Representation Direct or Indirect?

Irish Exporters have been required to make Irish export declarations for their goods when they are delivered to the UK since January 1st of this year.  

Irish exporters are often required to ship their goods…Delivery Duty Paid (DDP), which means they must account for the import in the United Kingdom. For Irish exporters who have a presence in Britain, that is address, tax registration and an EORI number they can file British declarations under their own name, but for the Irish exporter who doesn’t have a presence in the United Kingdom they are compelled to sell their goods under DDP (Incoterm), .  

In such a case the only method for Irish companies to handle British import declarations is to use the services of a customs clearance agent to make declarations on their behalf.  

“Indirect representative” this means that an agent operates in their own name and on behalf of a customer, this is known as indirect representation. Indirect agents work attentively with the company they are supporting.  

With “Direct Representation” the legal obligations are different, and the customs agent assumes joint responsibility for the import taxes.  

At ICLS we use an automated system for customs declarations as an indirect representative we can provide import declarations for your company and have your goods delivered on time every time.  

For more information or help with your customs clearance  

Contact: ICLS on 

Phone: 094 901 4077  



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