International freight forwarding: customs clearance as a core competence

Cross-border transports: International customs clearance

Smooth, fast and compliant: as an internationally operating freight forwarder, we are experts in customs clearance. We take care of the entire administrative process – for both import and export customs procedures. From timely customs declarations to documentation and support for customs enquiries: you can rely on our decades of expertise and routine. The right local partners and good contacts with customs authorities provide additional assurances for smooth customs clearance of your goods. So you can concentrate on your core business.

Plus for your liquidity: interim storage and later customs clearance

Imported goods must be cleared through customs – that’s clear. But not necessarily immediately. Because goods that need to be cleared can be temporarily stored in open customs warehouses (OZL). This is precisely the service we offer you for all customs goods. Take advantage of this and preserve your liquidity. Customs duty is only due when your goods leave our OZL. In this way, we jointly keep the time between customs clearance and distribution of your goods very short. In addition, we can ensure that the goods from our bonded warehouses reach your target distribution directly. So in addition to the short capital commitment, you also benefit from very efficient sales logistics.

Great Britain and Switzerland: Customs clearance within Europe

Brexit has had a major impact on trade between Europe and the UK. Since 1 January 2021, full import controls apply to all transports between the island and the EU. This means: Just like in Switzerland, a customs declaration is required for trade goods. To avoid unnecessary delays, we take care of the compliant customs declaration in advance. Your customs matters between the EU borders are thus optimally prepared. You will receive all security documents and receipts from us in digital form.

Advantages of customs clearance at a glance

Taking over administrative processes

Decades of expertise and routine

Temporary storage

Compliant customs declaration

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In the Huettemann Group we bundle our extensive service portfolio for one goal: to find the perfect, customised logistics solution for you. In addition to our global transport and warehouse services, we offer you numerous logistics services along the entire supply chain. In this way, we develop logistics concepts with added value that suit you.


Competent, diverse, high-performance and future-oriented: As a family-run international logistics company with headquarters in Duisburg, we have been turning our passion into a profession for more than 65 years and today, more than ever, we stand for customised logistics solutions along the entire supply chain.


Every industry has its own logistical requirements. As a broadly positioned logistics company, we adapt to the goods flows and wishes of our customers. We go one step further: we become an integral part of your process chain.