The National Clearance Hub (NCH) is the single national site that handles the movement of third country goods and processes goods transiting the European Community (EC). It replaced the separate entry processing units that used to operate at major ports and airports.
The NCH is the only centralised clearance hub in the EC, processing some 360,000 import/export declarations each year. The service is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The NCH is also responsible for the control and amendment of entries after clearance.
This guide explains the responsibilities and service levels of the NCH and the different routes to clear consignments.