Self-filing: Your most cost-effective option to clear UK customs

When Brexit came around, did you opt for the easiest route and assign your freight forwarder to clear your goods through customs to and from the EU? Now that the first bills are in, you may be reconsidering your options. One of them is taking charge yourself with self-filing. It's not as hard as you might think and may be more economical than using a freight forwarder or customs broker. Find out why easy-to-use customs software for self-filing is the most cost-effective customs clearance option.

Self-filing: Your most cost-effective option to clear UK customs
Self-filing: Your most cost-effective option to clear UK customs
Self-filing with UK customs software – save by doing it yourself
Self-filing with UK customs software – save by doing it yourself

Self-filing with UK customs software – save by doing it yourself

  • Pay for what you use: low rates for the declarations you actually make
  • Full control and visibility: no dependency on third parties, real-time status updates
  • Security for your data based on certified high-performance data center
  • In-house customs knowledge required (after initial effort, custom templates will reduce efforts for future declarations)
Handover to a freight forwarder – all-inclusive comes at a price
Handover to a freight forwarder – all-inclusive comes at a price

Handover to a freight forwarder – all-inclusive comes at a price

  • Transport and customs services from a single source come with a premium price-tag
  • All-in-one rates may not be transparent
  • Work with one partner, share your data and your customers' data externally
  • Freight forwarders are experts in shipping, not necessarily in customs
  • Basic in-house customs knowledge required
Handover to a customs broker – expertise is anything but cheap
Handover to a customs broker – expertise is anything but cheap

Handover to a customs broker – expertise is anything but cheap

  • Independent customs brokers charge high fees for their customs clearance services
  • Brokers have extensive knowledge of customs processes and requirements for special goods and procedures
  • Work with another collaboration partner next to your freight forwarder, share your data and your customers' data externally
  • Basic in-house customs knowledge required

Choose self-filing for the most cost-effective solution

Will you do export declarations with a easy to use Software?
Will you do export declarations with a easy to use Software?

Export Filing: CHIEF

250 declarations/year
GBP 92/month

  • Full control of export processes
  • Every declaration step clearly explained
  • Save costs, file your own export declarations
  • Low-cost entry to Basic price plan with Export Filing: CHIEF, 250 declarations/year, GBP 92/month

Import Filing: CHIEF

100 declarations/year
GBP 92/month

  • Full control of import processes
  • Wizard to guide you through declaration
  • Save costs, file your own import declarations
  • Low-cost entry to Starter price plan with Import Filing: CHIEF, 100 declarations/year, GBP 92/month

More information about AEB's software to clear UK customs

Contact us with your requirements

Here you can submit your request for AEB's Import Filing: CHIEF and Export Filing: CHIEF software. If you are looking for more comprehensive features and plans for higher declaration volumes, please visit our product pages for Import Filing: CHIEF/CDS and Export Filing: CHIEF/CDS to see all options and send a request. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Get a glimpse of the light mode of AEB’s Export Filing
Get a glimpse of the light mode of AEB’s Export Filing

Videos about AEB’s import and export software

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