Customs Assistance

HMC can act on your behalf should you receive any imports into any UK airport or port.

We deal with the airline, shipping company and customs, clear the goods and deliver to any UK address.

To effect a customs clearance we usually only need your VAT number (if registered) and authorisation to act on your behalf.

HMC will settle any airline fees, such as handling and storage. Depending on the value, we may need to collect a cheque to cover customs duties and VAT incurred by the import (these are paid in advance, on your behalf, as part of the clearance procedure). Small figures, anything below £400 are added to your invoice, anything greater and we would expect a cheque upon delivery.

Anyone who regularly imports will be familiar with the above, if you have any questions regarding Customs, please call and ask for Ian or Des.

Commodity Codes  

Here's a list of commonly used Commodity Codes, your shipping invoice will need a commodity code....

Painting  97011 0000

Photographic Print 49119 10090

Sculpture ( inc. Bronze ) 9703 00 0000

Glass Work 701 399 00

Vintage Collectable 9705 00 00

Printed Poster 49 11 9900


If you have any doubts about your commodity code please call

Commodity Code Advice Line on 01702 366077

Commodity Code for this framed artwork 97011 0000