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Customs Clearance

We take care of everything required to import and export across Ireland, the UK and the EU. Our highly trained customs professionals will manage all your documentation and liaise with the relevant authorities on your behalf, providing an audit trail when needed with documents accessible via a secure online portal.

Why partner with us

End to End

We ensure your goods are collected, clear customs, and travel safely to their destination, arriving in perfect condition.

Client Portal

Our secure online portal allows you to store all relevant customs documentation, ensuring a clear audit trail is available.

24/7 Customer Service

Our customer service team is here to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


We have the scale, best in industry practice & 30 years of experience to ensure our customers are getting the most reliable, flexible, and cost-effective service available.

Customs & Transport

We provide a fully managed integrated customs service to our transport clients maintaining a fully compliant, fully auditable, and robust end to end service.

  • Export/Import declarations IRE-UK
  • Export/Import declarations UK-IRE
  • PBN/GMR generation
  • CHED generation through TRACES
  • TRANITS through UK to mainland Europe
  • Consultancy and Advisory Services
  • HS tariff classification advice
  • SPS goods classification advice

Brokerage Services

We provide a standalone customs brokerage service for exporters/importers and independent hauliers. Our expertly trained customs professionals have the in-depth knowledge and years of experience to ensure your goods get to market, passing all border controls with ease and remaining fully compliant at each step of the journey.

Consultancy Services

With a deep understanding of the agri-food sector, we also offer consultancy services, helping to ensure your supply chain is entirely compliant, cost-efficient and reliable.

Whether you are a transport client or simply have goods that need clearance, we can help!

We have depots in both Ireland and in the UK which are regulated by DAFM in Ireland and DEFRA in the UK which means we can provide certification from relevant OV’s for POAO goods travelling between both jurisdictions if required.


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Customers serviced per month

What our clients say about us

“We use Southgate Distribution to transport our products to the UK on a weekly basis. They also provide a full customs clearance service, which makes them the perfect fit for our company. The safe delivery of product to our customers in the most time effective manner, is a crucial part of our business, and Southgate Distribution understand and manage this for us. The service level they provide is excellent. The staff are friendly, professional, and extremely helpful in dealing with the daily elements associated in the area of logistics and customs clearance. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to other companies looking to transport their goods in a safe and timely manner.”

Valerie Boland, Compsey Creamery