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International Customs & Bonded Warehousing

Cadogan Tate has unrivalled expertise in dealing with the protocols associated with moving art around the world. We keep completely up to date with all changes relating to international Customs regulations and legislation and document  all import/export transactions for our clients, evidencing their full compliance with legal obligations. 

Our HMRC Approved Bonded Type A Customs Warehouse in London, and our status as an HMRC Approved and Audited Customs Agent, enable us to offer safe, secure bonded storage and handling of art and antiques. 

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Customs Management

We are an HMRC Approved and Audited Customs Agent holding all authorisations required to ensure compliance with UK import and export formalities.

These accreditations enables us to manage and oversee all UK and EU Customs clearance in-house, ensuring the quality and accuracy of our declarations and increasing the security of your work of art in transit. We are also a DfT Regulated Air Cargo Agent, giving us far-reaching privileges to attend consignments in security restricted areas of airports. 

Our Customs authorisations include:

Authorised Consignee

Receiving consignments under Customs direct into our facility.

Authorised Consignor

Exporting consignments under Customs control.

Customs Warehousing (Bond)

Storage of consignments while deferring any payment of duty and import taxes.

Temporary Admission

Importation of works of art on a temporary basis for art fairs and exhibitions.

ETFS (External Temporary Storage Facility)

Movement of consignments direct to our facility prior to customs clearance.

Deferment Guarantee and FAS Accounting

Fast processing of Import VAT and duty payments, avoiding the need to pay HMRC directly.

Bonded Warehousing

Our HMRC Approved Bonded Warehouse in London offers safe, secure storage and handling of your art and antiques. 

Customs Bonded Warehouse Services

UK Customs Clearance Services

We are expert in worldwide customs regulations and procedures applicable to the relocation and transportation of art. We can both advise you and ensure that your shipment has all the required documentation. 

We manage many specialist UK Customs protocols, including: Home Use and Free Circulation, Temporary Admission, Customs Warehousing, Museums and Galleries Relief, Inward Processing Relief, Return Goods Relief, Community Transit, Temporary & Permanent Export, Personal Effects, Inherited Goods & Diplomatic Goods, Charities, ATA Carnets.

UK and French Export Formalities

We are fully conversant with all licensing requirements for cultural and endangered goods from the EU which includes export and CITES licenses. We can also arrange the relevant consular documentation such as certificates of origin and legalisation for consignments bound for countries requiring certification.

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