S&S Declarations Departure Information

The UK requires information in the form of an exit summary declaration (EXS) in order to risk assess all consignments exiting the UK. Generally this declaration is included in the NES export entry, however there are a few scenarios where a separate EXS is required:

  • When exports are not covered by a full customs export declaration 
  • Goods have remained in temporary storage for more than 14 days

The responsibility for the declaration is with the carrier, however this requirement can be passed on to another business.

Our team, who are experienced in completion of all customs declarations, can create these on your behalf for freight movements from the UK. 

The timeframes for EXS completion are as follows: 

  • Deep sea (containers): 24 hours before loading 
  • Short sea (containers): 2 hours before leaving port of departure 
  • Airfreight: 30 mins before leaving port of departure 
  • Rail: 1 hours before leaving territory of the UK 
  • Road: 1 hour before departure 
Safety & Security Declarations Summary


senior customs supervisor

GIULIA oversees the export and transit department, onboards new clients and is often the first point of contact for HMRC & Border Force. Giulia also manages our transit guarantee and export CFSP approval.

Giulia is fluent in English and Italian

customs broker

Ashley focuses on raising export and transport movements with an emphasis on quick turnaround times. During quieter periods Ashley supports the imports team. Ashley is fluent in English.

customs broker

Isaac joined Avocet on an apprentice scheme and is currently working towards his qualification. Isaac focuses on outbound, ENS, export and transit movements during the afternoons and evenings. Isaac is fluent in English