Getting Your Customs In Order For The New Year

James Plant

Once the festive season is done and the Christmas decorations are away, it’s the PERFECT time to have a real good clean of your home, is it not?

Decluttering & starting a fresh with a clean slate is the key to getting you ready for what 2023 holds. Even if you’re house is a mess right now you can still get things straightened out.

Having a new year clean of your house is cool – but do you have a new year clean of your customs?

If spending over £20,000 on customs costs annually is something you do – we can find out if you are owed a refund by HMRC.



Brexit threw out some really complex customs issues for all of us. Incorrect commodity codes, missing REX numbers and much more were just a fraction of the headaches created by leaving the EU single market and the customs union. These headaches could have led to you overpaying on UK import VAT and duty.

Our partnership with Gerlach helps you to ensure your customs are compliant and organised. The Baxter Freight team can help go through your customs paperwork (UP TO 3 YEARS WORTH) to see if you’re eligible and then carry out a free audit to uncover any rebates you are entitled to. After the audit is completed we will recommend improvements to help you save money for the future.


Wisper Electric Bikes were the very first customs cleanse success we had – we claimed back over £17K – click to find out how.

Why deal with the paperwork when you don’t have to?

With over 140 years of experience in the customs field and a global team working to help keep your freight on the move, Gerlach have made the perfect customs partner. We have plenty of post-Brexit processes in place to keep your customs compliant, eliminating the risks you are exposed to.

We have a team of experienced Account Managers who are happy to chat to you about these complexities – contact below.

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Vans: Short wheel-based, Long wheel-based, Extra- long wheel based

Luton vans: Curtainsider, Box, Tail lift, Flatbed

7.5 Tonnes – 18 Tonnes: Curtainsider, Flatbed Box, Rigids, Tail lift, HIAB, Moffett

Artics (44 Tonnes): Box, Tail lift, Flatbed, HIAB, Moffett, Curtainsider

Rigids: Tail lift, Flatbed, HIAB, Moffett

Specialised Vehicles/Trailers: Sliding Roof, Low Loader, Stepframe, Double Decker, Mega, Beavertail, Extendable Flatbed, Super mega Flatbed, Wafer Deck, Container Self-loading, Skeleton, Racked / Open floor trailer, Tanker, Silo, Swap Body, Jumbo (Wagon & Drag), Walking floor, Coil well, Stanchion, Hanging Garment, Frigo

We have access to an extensive network that offers a wide range of vehicle types. If you need something in particular, please do not hesitate to contact us.