Customs Broker in Portugal
TIBA group is present in Portugal since 1991, being one of the few freight forwarders which has an internal customs department. Our customs brokers help the flow of goods dealing with documentation in order that cargo shall not be retained in national Customs. The investment made by TIBA group became a plus for those who choose our company to internationalize their products, as the team of the customs department has extensive experience in classification of goods and the requirements for shipments through main ports and national airports, making that the products are not delayed nor retained in customs.
Speed in issuing orders is one of the advantages of TIBA as a customs broker in Portugal.
Through an updated computer system and knowledge of the rules and procedures in Customs, TIBA can ensures control of the shipments in order to accomplish with all fiscal and legal obligations. The geographical position of Portugal is key to exports and imports. The main Portuguese ports – Lisbon, Leixoes and Sines – have direct links to the countries of northern Europe and the Mediterranean, with entrance and exit of goods to South America and some African countries such as Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe (where TIBA has own offices). Customs brokers in Portugal are able to deal with the documentation for companies to export through these ports, but also give security guarantee for the fulfillment of tax obligations of importers.
What are the advantages of having TIBA as customs broker?
Portugal is a country with an extensive coastline, and an increase in exports may be the solution found to overcome the crisis. National companies have been focusing on export, so that Portugal has to balance its trade balance. Shipping is the most sought by the exporting companies because it is the most economic. To internationalize the products of a company through the shipping is required numerous documents at customs source and destination of the goods. TIBA, through their teams, advises in the process and assists in meeting all the necessary documentation for small and medium enterprises able to put their products on sale abroad without having to face a whole bureaucracy, spending too much time and unnecessary money.
A customs broker deals with the Customs documentation needed to import or export goods in Portugal.
The entry or exit of goods from a territory implies compliance with a set of procedures that are called “customs clearance” and culminate in the payment of customs duties to the country that matters domestic goods. In any commercial transaction documents play a very important role, but with the entry into force of the single market in 1993, the administrative documentation has changed and the countries of the European Union no longer have restrictions on entry or exit of goods from its territory . The non-EU goods trade involving the issuance and presentation of various types of documents such as commercial invoices, licenses, certificates of origin, Single Administrative Document, Cargo Declaration, among others.
TIBA is a certified customs broker in Portugal.