Additional freight services

As well as the physical movement of goods across the globe, there are other significant areas when AFS Global can support your business.

Customs, Import Duty and VAT

On every import into the UK your goods must be handled by a forwarder who has the following tools:

· Clearance badges at the port
· Up to date clearance software that remotely communicates with HMRC
· A team of highly trained experts to process your entry, ensuring you have supplied all the details and documentation required by HMRC

From something as simple as finding the correct HS code for your goods to post entry amendments and support with all types of VAT and Duty challenges, we offer all the support you need.

Looking to check your HS Code online?  Click this link and we’ll take you to the website – –This way to the Trade Tariff

Warehousing – bonded or cleared

Is your warehouse fit to burst or are you looking to protect vital cashflow by customs clearing your products over a period of time?

We can offer warehousing solutions, both for cleared cargo or with bonded/ETSF (formerly ERTS) facilities and can help you manage your stock control and pick/pack operations. With nationwide reach, we can recommend the location that best suits your business.


Moving goods around the world has obvious risks and so making sure your business has the right cover is crucial. That might be a marine policy incorporated into your wider business protection or cover shipment by shipment.

Either way it’s important to consider your options before you import or export.

Our team are on hand if you have questions about how best to protect your products.


We know that your expertise is your product, processes or insight into your market sector and it’s the same with AFS Global. We don’t manufacture or design goods but what we do have is decades of experience successfully and safely moving shipments around the globe.

We’re also very happy to share our experience and go through, from top to bottom, your current approach to shipping to highlight where you may be able to save costs and improve delivery.

Whether that entails switching your Inco term from CIF to FOB to regain control of your vessel selection or from utilising longer free time at the port before deliveries are booked, we’d be delighted to take a look.

Sourcing in China

If you are looking to increase your supply chain in China, its important to made sure you add the right partners.  We can help you source new factories and provide QC services to make sure the goods meet all of your high standards.