Customs Clearance Agent
Customs Clearance Agent Ireland
VRT Ireland is your ideal choice for vehicle registration tax and being your customs clearance agent in Ireland. Our team of highly specialised experts assists clients across Ireland with the importing of foreign vehicles, such as importing cars from the UK.
We offer clients solutions for customs clearance that are easy to follow and are specifically tailored for importing vehicles from the UK to Ireland. Our customs clearance agent services represent you, the importer, and complete the entire customs declarations process on your behalf.
Whenever you order a customs declaration from VRT Ireland, a member of our team will diligently work with you to understand all of the relevant details of the vehicle(s) you wish to import. They will then prepare and submit the customs declaration on your behalf. Our success rate for completing customs declarations is 100%.
In addition to our customs declarations services, we can also assist you with the calculation of customs duties, VAT, and VRT for all vehicles that need to be registered here in Ireland. We also assist with EORI registration and accessing your importer account via myAccount or ROS.
Moreover, we are highly specialised in importing vehicles from the UK. Whether you’re buying a car in Northern Ireland or from Great Britain, Brexit has drastically changed the import process. We will assist you every step of the way.
Customs Clearance Agent – Why Do You Need One?
Are you looking at buying cars from Northern Ireland, Great Britain, or from abroad? You’ll need to perform many critical actions in order to have the vehicle formally registered, which is where customs clearance agents in Ireland can be of great assistance. Imported vehicles must now undergo a customs declaration prior to being registered in Ireland and paying Vehicle Registration Tax (see our VRT calculators).
We offer personalised customs clearance agent services for all of your importing needs through the preparation and submission of customs declarations, faster clearing of vehicles through customs, and ensuring that you remain compliant.
With the United Kingdom no longer a member country in the European Union, the customs process for importing goods and products into Ireland has become far more complex. It is not feasible to perform the customs declaration process yourself. Instead, it is critical that you choose a reliable service provider that offers the knowledge and expertise required to perform this complex task.
This is why independent customs clearance agents in Ireland are essential. Like hiring a professional tax accountant during tax season, our services cater to individuals and businesses requiring customs declarations and want to accelerate the process and avoid delays. To summarise, people require tax accountants for taxes just like customs agents are necessary to perform customs declarations.
VRT Ireland is your expert choice for customs agents in Ireland. Get in touch with us today to order a customs declaration.
Why Work With Us?
VRT Ireland has developed a solid track record of reliable services with a 100% success rate for vehicles imported from the UK. No matter the type of vehicle you wish to import from the UK or abroad, our specialised team is ready to assist you through the entire process. We are dependable customs agents in Ireland.
We are committed to providing nothing short of superb customer service, which means that we’ll monitor and track the progress of your imported vehicle’s customs declaration to ensure that everything proceeds as planned. We can act as agents on your behalf when dealing with Revenue, saving you time and energy.
Our highly specialised team has been working with businesses and individuals across Ireland for many years, and we’ve developed a vast wealth of experience in that time. Our experience allows us to navigate the complexities surrounding customs duties, customs clearance, and communications with Revenue and customs authorities.
|VRT Ireland has developed a solid track record of reliable services with a 100% success rate for vehicles imported from the UK. No matter the type of vehicle you wish to import from the UK or abroad, our specialised team is ready to assist you through the entire process. We are dependable customs agents in Ireland.||We are committed to providing nothing short of superb customer service, which means that we’ll monitor and track the progress of your imported vehicle’s customs declaration to ensure that everything proceeds as planned. We can act as agents on your behalf when dealing with Revenue, saving you time and energy.||Our highly specialised team has been working with businesses and individuals across Ireland for many years, and we’ve developed a vast wealth of experience in that time. Our experience allows us to navigate the complexities surrounding customs duties, customs clearance, and communications with Revenue and customs authorities.|
Customs Clearance Agent – FAQs
What does a customs agent do?
What is the customs declaration process?
In Ireland, the customs declaration process is a complex task, consider retaining a customs agent in Ireland to perform these tasks on your behalf.
Private individuals can register for an EORI number using myAccount or ROS online portals. Once you has a valid EORI number, you are permitted to import/export goods from abroad.
Next, the customs duties owed and VAT owed must be calculated. For vehicles, additional considerations must be made such as VRT. Customs, VAT, and VRT calculators can provide an estimation accounting for the total owed to customs authorities and Revenue Ireland.
Importers must submit their customs declaration and associated paperwork, this is the most complicated step for importers. Buyer/seller information, importer/exporter information, product information, transport, commodity codes, customs procedures and more must all be provided for customs authorities to evaluate the declaration.
Once the total customs duties owed have been calculated and declaration submitted, you must make payment through myAccount or ROS to cover this cost. Insufficient funds will lead to a failed process, so ensure you’ve added enough to pay the full amount.
The declaration process is completed when customs duties and VAT have been paid in full.
Click here to request a customs declaration.
What to look for in a customs clearance agent?
How much does it cost to clear customs?
The cost of clearing customs for products imported into the Republic of Ireland from outside the European Single Market, e.g. Northern Ireland or Great Britain, depends on many factors and variables, as well as the type of commodity being imported. Generally, customs duties, excise, and VAT apply. The current VAT rate (as of 1 March 2021) is 23%.
Thus, to give an example, a private individual who purchases a BMW 3 series in the UK for £10,000 will be required to pay 10% customs duty and 23% VAT.
The customs calculation is as follows:
£10,000 = €11,707
€11,707 @ 10% = €1170.70
The VAT calculation is as follows:
€11,707 + €1170.70 = €12,877.70
€12,877.70 @ 23% = €2961.87
The total customs clearance is as follows:
€1170.70 + €2961.87 = €4132.57