Services iCLS Cost-Effective Service Solutions  We are all conscious of the effects of global warming and of trying to reduce our carbon footprint. One way to do this is to carefully choose your ground transport provider. With providers who w where possible, will use smaller vehicles rather than the normal juggernauts, but for companies who believe that …

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 We are all conscious of the effects of global warming and of trying to reduce our carbon footprint. One way to do this is to carefully choose your ground transport provider. With providers who w where possible, will use smaller vehicles rather than the normal juggernauts, but for companies who believe that one of the most effective methods of reducing cost and climate change is to get the job right in the first place.

Here at ICLS, we work with a number of providers who fall into this category. We can provide a full Pan European Groupage or Full Load Service for both outbound and inbound while keeping costs down.

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Our end to end supply chain management solutions are tailor-made to meet the unique needs of our clients and customers. We optimise all information around our customer supply-chain management needs.

Through our personalised solutions, we can support you with all of your global logistics and transportation needs at competitive rates.

We offer a solution for all your logistical needs:

  • Deep Sea Containers
  • Domestic Groupage
  • Dedicated Time Delivery
  • International Groupage
  • Full and Part Load

Customs Documentation

Independent Customs & Logistics Services are registered as a Customs & Excise trader permitting us the facility to clear shipments on behalf of our customers at ports and airports anywhere in Ireland. Customs clearance is complex but we have extensive experience which allows us to deliver our customer’s shipments for our customers immediately after their arrival in the country.

Air Freight

We work with a network of agents around the globe, therefore we can offer very competitive air freight solutions with various carriers and a wide variety of options to suit our customer’s requirements. Whatever your choice, we can offer a tailor-made solution specific to you.

Air Freight Solutions you can trust

Sea Freight

At ICLS we are experts in sea freight services throughout the world from China, and the Far East to Europe, the UK,  and Ireland. We offer competitive rates, globally and locally, with some of the world’s leading shipping lines. We work with our extensive partners throughout the world therefore we have fast transit times and reliable schedules which allow our client base the security of knowing that their goods and supplies are safe.


Vehicle Importation

Importing a car from the UK to Ireland involves a process that includes several steps and considerations. Here is a short, detailed description of the car importation process: VRT

  1. Research and Preparation:

    • Research the specific car model you want to import, including its specifications, value, and availability in the UK.
    • Consider factors such as import duties, taxes, and other associated costs, as well as any legal requirements and restrictions.
  2. Purchase and Documentation:

    • Once you have found the desired car, complete the purchase transaction with the seller in the UK.
    • Ensure you receive all the necessary documentation, including the vehicle’s logbook (V5C), a receipt, and any relevant service history or maintenance records.
  3. Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT):

    • Contact the Irish Revenue Commissioners to determine the Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) applicable to the car based on its CO2 emissions and value.
    • Calculate the VRT using the appropriate rate, and be prepared to pay this tax upon importing the car to Ireland.
  4. Vehicle Inspection:

    • Arrange for a vehicle inspection through the National Car Testing Service (NCTS) in Ireland. This inspection ensures the car meets safety and environmental standards.
    • Book an appointment and have the car inspected before proceeding further.
  5. UK Export and Transport:

    • Inform the UK authorities about the vehicle export. The seller may handle this process or provide the necessary paperwork.
    • Organize transportation of the car from the UK to Ireland, either by using a professional car transport service or by driving it yourself.

  1. Irish Customs and Import Procedures:

    • Declare the importation of the car to Irish Customs upon arrival.
    • Submit the required documents, including the vehicle’s V5C logbook, purchase receipt, and inspection report, to the Irish Revenue Commissioners.
  2. Paying VAT and Duties:

    • Pay the Value Added Tax (VAT) on the car’s value, which is currently 23% in Ireland. This tax is based on the vehicle’s purchase price, including any VRT paid.
    • Additionally, consider any customs duties or levies that may apply, depending on the car’s country of origin.
  3. Registering the Vehicle:

    • Once all taxes and duties are paid, register the car with the Irish authorities.
    • Provide the necessary documents, such as proof of address, proof of ownership, and any other requested paperwork.
  4. Vehicle Modifications and Compliance:

    • Ensure the car complies with Irish regulations regarding headlights, speedometers, and other required modifications.
    • Make any necessary modifications or adjustments to bring the vehicle into compliance with Irish standards.
  5. Insurance and Road Tax:

    • Obtain insurance coverage for the car from an Irish insurance provider.
    • Pay the annual motor tax (road tax) to the Irish authorities, which is based on the car’s engine size, CO2 emissions, and other factors.

It is important to note that import procedures and requirements may change over time, so it is recommended to consult the relevant Irish authorities and seek professional advice to ensure compliance with the current regulations.

Road Freight


Our customer base includes small and large businesses. Our range of expertise include agricultural machinery, green energy solutions, car dealerships, private individuals, and distributors covering a wide range of products. We are price competitive, with over 30 years of experience in customs clearance and full logistics transport.




We have extensive experience in handling over-sized and shipments from electricity generators to wind turbines, farm & plant machinery, and vehicle  imports. By using specialised local transport specialists and our partners’ expertise worldwide, we are well positioned to handle even the most difficult of shipments, wherever its destination may be. ICLS has you covered.

Import Declaration

Since the UK’s departure from the EU, import declarations between the UK and Ireland have become necessary. Importers must submit accurate and complete declarations to the Irish Revenue’s Customs AEP system. Traders require an EORI number and must undergo customs clearance, including presenting the import declaration and supporting documents.

 Import duties and taxes may apply, and specific rates can be found in the EU’s TARIC system or by consulting the Irish Revenue. Safety and security declarations might be required for certain goods. Additional considerations include complying with sanitary and phytosanitary controls, product standards, and regulations. VAT and customs duties may also be applicable. It is crucial to stay updated on the latest regulations and consult relevant authorities for comprehensive and accurate information.

Our team of professional experienced staff understands the UK and Irish customs procedures and regulations and we ensure that customs clearance documentation is completed in the most compliant, cost-effective, and efficient way.

What we offer:

  • Cost-effectiveness and a precise duties-payment process
  • Efficient data entry management on all documentation
  • Document compliance review reducing the risk of penalties, costly delays, and inefficiencies of managing multiple vendors
  • Accurate, timely, and compliant import declaration filings. 

Export Declaration

In light of the UK’s departure from the EU, exporting goods from Ireland to the UK now entails the need for export declarations. Exporters must accurately and completely submit these declarations to the relevant customs authorities. To engage in export activities, businesses must possess an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number. The export declaration contains crucial details about the goods being exported. Adhering to customs procedures and regulations is essential for exporters.

 Depending on the nature of the goods, additional requirements, such as safety and security declarations or compliance with product standards, may be necessary. It is vital to remain up to date with the latest regulations and procedures, while also seeking guidance from appropriate authorities or customs agents to ensure a smooth and successful export process.


We can assist with all your export requirements from Ireland to the Rest of the World (ROW) and the United Kingdom (GB).

What we offer:

• Compliant and accurate export filings
• Origin management of export merchandise and licenses
• Document compliance review


Industries We Partner With

Transportation & Freight


Vehicle Importation

If you are a transport company or haulier you may not have the knowledge or experience of customs procedures. 

As there may be penalties and fines related to any customs compliance issues given that you are transporting goods internationally this is where we can help.

We can handle all the customs documents for you leaving you to concentrate on your core business.


Along with normal customs queries and declarations we also have solutions for a wide range of businesses including Engineering, agricultural pharmaceutical, green energy, and steel.

No matter what your business we have a solution for you, we can handle all your customs paperwork quickly and accurately.

Making sure your business stays compliant

When importing a vehicle from the UK or Japan we advise you of the import documentation that is required and provide you with all the necessary guidance when you need to register your vehicle with the VRT Office.

We can guide you through the paperwork and advise of any potential reliefs that may be eligible

If you are a private individual or a car dealership we can help with all types of vehicle.

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