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Customs approved traders

​​Getting quick Customs clearance if you regularly import goods

As an approved trader we can grant fast-track Customs clearance for goods shipped to you.

How to apply ​​to become a Customs approved trader

Visit the Customs declaration and payment website to create an account and apply for approved status.

Customs declaration and payment website

Our terms an​​d conditions

You must manage your own account in accordance with our terms and conditions.

Customs approved traders’ terms and conditions

If you are a GST-registered business, you must account for the GST on your imports in your quarterly return to the Income Tax Department.

If you are not a GST-registered business, you must declare and pay GST (and any other duties owed) within 30 days. You can pay using any of the methods described in the payment section below.

As an approved trader you must pay GST / duty on all imports, even if the amount you owe on a single consignment is equal to or less than the £12 de minimis level.

You can apply to become an approved importer of third-country goods. However, you must be able to show that you can correctly classify, declare and pay duties owed on such imports.

Excise goods (alcohol and tobacco) and fast-track clearance

You can apply for fast-track clearance if you regularly import excise goods, but strict rules apply.

You must be able to show:

  • a satisfactory trading record with the Jersey Customs and Immigration Service
  • that you can make timely, correct import declarations and duty payments

How to pay duties or GST owed on your imports

Whenever you make a payment, quote your Customs invoice number and your name.

You can pay:

  • online using your debit card
  • by BACS
  • by cheque / postal order (payable to ‘Treasurer of the States’ and addressed to ‘Revenue and Goods Control – Jersey Customs and Immigration Service’)
  • in person at Customer and Local Services at La Motte Street (cash, cheque or debit card)

We don't​ accept credit cards.

Paying by BACS

If you are paying by BACS,​ contact your bank or building society and give them our bank details:

Bank: HSBC
Branch: St Helier, Jersey
Account number: 21755072
Sort code: 402534

Customs declaration and payment website

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