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


Claire Dalton
customs supervisor

Claire is experienced in completing entries and now helps onboard new clients and manages CHIEF entry testing and setup. Claire also manages our AEO compliant procedures and is responsible for regular entry auditing within our customs software, with a focus on maintaining high compliance levels and therefore reducing client risk.

Emma Long
customs entry specialist

Emma brings a wealth of analytical thinking to her role, having just completed a masters degree. She has rapidly built up an excellent understanding of UK import and export customs declarations and systems and also assists with our clients quarterly audit reviews with a view to reporting on potential savings opportunities such as warehousing and IP.


James has 20 years experience working with UK import and export customs declarations across all areas of the tariff. An expert in classification, origin and valuation with a background in commercial importing James brings a comprehensive knowledge in completing accurate customs declarations and enabling smooth custom clearances with HMRC.