An Import Declaration is an electronic declaration submitted by Beagans Limited to Irish Revenue’s Automated Import System (AIS) the declaration contains all information pertaining to the shipment, the submission of the declaration instantly pays all tax (VAT / Duty) to Irish Revenue.

Within a few minutes we receive back the decision from AIS on whether the goods are cleared into IE / EU Free Circulation or if the goods need to go for a customs paperwork or physical check.

Beagans Limited can provide all the required Import documentation to ensure your goods are cleared into Ireland / EU Free Circulation and that the shipment complies with the latest EU regulations.

Please complete our Import form below.


How do you import goods into Ireland / EU?

To import goods into Ireland / EU an electronic declaration must be lodged to Irish Revenue via AIS (Automated Import System). Showing all relevant information pertaining to the shipment along with the calculation of Import Duty & Import VAT paid to Irish Revenue.

What information is required to create an Import Declaration?

The basic information required is the commercial invoice, packing list and the shipping reference number whether it is the Bill of Lading (Sea Freight), Airway Bill (Airfreight) or CMR (Road Freight)

*More information may be requested at the time of document submission.

How is Import Duty Calculated?

Import Duty is calculated based on a percentage of the CIF (Cost of goods, Insurance & Freight) value of the shipment. The duty rate percentage which is charged is determined by the goods HS Commodity Code / TARIC Code.

How is Import VAT Calculated?

Import VAT is calculated based on a percentage of the CIF (Cost of goods, Insurance & Freight) value of the shipment plus the Import Duty. The Standard Rate of VAT in Ireland is 23%, Some goods can be imported at 0% VAT if they are Food or certain Medical goods.

What happens if my shipment goes Orange / Red?

These statuses are very common depending on the type of goods being imported and the country of origin. If your consignment receives one of these routings, Beagans Limited will lodge all paperwork on your behalf to Irish Revenue and liaise with the relevant Customs Officer in charge of your case to ensure any queries are answered and your goods are released as quickly as possible.

What is Customs Duty?

Customs duty refers to the tax imposed on goods when they are transported across international borders. In simple terms, it is the tax that is levied on import and export of goods. The EU uses this duty to raise its revenues, safeguard domestic industries, and regulate movement of goods.

What is Anti Dumping Duty / Countervailing Duty?

Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties are extra import duties imposed on goods in addition to the normal duties that apply. These duties apply to imported goods that are sold in the European Union (EU) at prices substantially lower than their normal value.

What is an Import Quota?

An import quota is a type of trade restriction that sets a physical limit on the quantity of a good that can be imported into a country in a given period of time. Quotas, like other trade restrictions, are typically used to benefit the producers of a good in that economy.