Customs and Excise Seizures by Border Force
Our regulatory solicitors are experienced in advising importers and hauliers when goods and the vehicles used to transport them are stopped and seized by Border Force for irregularities with documents and duty.
We can advise on procedural issues and make contact with the Post Seizure Unit to clarify the grounds for the seizure and work with you to provide missing information and rectification of administrative errors to ensure that the cargo and vehicle is released at the earliest opportunity.
Where an error in stating ABV has been made by a wholesaler or vineyard we can obtain the necessary statements to correct the mistake.
Delays at customs can be extremely expensive to businesses and there are also strict timescales in force. If you fail to respond to a Seizure Information Notice within one month your goods can be lawfully disposed of. Prompt action is required as soon as you become aware that your goods or vehicle have been seized.
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If you require legal advice, please do not hesitate our regulatory law solicitors listed below and we would be happy to advise you.