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Claiming back import VAT

Shipping goods internationally can be a complex procedure if you are not aware of potential pitfalls or additional costs such as customs VAT.

That is where we come in.

What is customs VAT?

Customs VAT is a fee that is collected on imports by the customs officials of the country you are shipping to.

How to claim back Customs VAT

We offer a customs VAT reclaim service on import for cargo delivered to Republic of Ireland under DDP (Delivered Duty Paid) terms from Non EU countries

If you are shipping from India, Canada, USA or Australia for example- your shipment will come under the terms of DDP. We can help you claim your customs VAT refund after customs clearance of your consignment here in Ireland. This service is offered at all airports and ports in the Republic of Ireland

It is important that you indicate United Air & Sea Freight as the importer of Record and handling the DDP to enable your reclaim application. You can appoint us as your direct representative for customs charges by filling out this form.

If you have further questions please feel free to get in touch with us.