SGS e-Customs for Importer

Your profile: Importer

You need an import document if you import goods from outside the EU into the EU. We will draw up your import declaration and ensure it is processed correctly in the export control System (ECS), to prevent any additional tax assessments.


What we do for you: 

  • If you give us your invoice ahead of time, we resolve any uncertainties. 
  • We ensure a correct digital declaration. 
  • If your shipment is inspected by customs, we take care of everything and minimize delays. 
  • SGS Maco pays the taxes on your behalf.


What do we need from you?

  • Once-only authorization for direct or indirect representation.
  • Commercial invoice and packing list.
  • Prior customs procedure.
  • The correct commodity codes.
  • Clear specification of the numbers and weights per commodity code.
  • Invoice of freight costs if required.

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Take your business to the next level with SGS e-Customs solutions.

Why choose SGS?

The world of customs services can be complicated and frustrating. SGS’s e–Customs expertise and coverage is very practical, serving a range of large and small clients, which includes transporters, forwarders, exporters and importers. SGS e-Customs takes the complexity and the frustration away from their clients, offering them a single window system to complete customs procedures.

Brokerage Services

SGS clients benefit from a whole suite of customs related services, such as export, import, representation, VAT services, certificate of origin and fiscal representation in several EU states. Services can be bundled or standalone. Clients can use our tool as SaaS or with the support of our declarants. SGS brokerage services in the Netherlands and Belgium are offered via our AEO certified affiliates.

Transit – Multinational Coverage Customs Guarantees

SGS clients can submit transit declarations from 25 NCTS and non-NCTS countries through a single application. Clients do not need their own customs guarantees; this is all provided by SGS. Our multilingual application embeds all national rules, enabling clients to create their transit declarations themselves and monitor them from departure to termination. SGS TransitNet is an authorised consignor and AEO certified in several countries. We offer additional services to support outbound journeys.

24/7 support

Clients of SGS can avail themselves of 24/7 support for all matters connected to their e-Customs services related declarations. Our team of over 300 customs and logistics experts is available to troubleshoot and advise, no matter how big or small the topic may be.

SGS e-Customs by the numbers


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Export and import declarations per year


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