Transit and other suspensive regimes

Temporary storage prior to making declarations to customs

If you import third country goods into the UK, they may be stored temporarily in customs approved premises until they are assigned to a Customs-approved treatment or use. These approved premises are situated within ports or linked to particular ports or airports.

The main types of approved premises are:

  • Transit Sheds
  • Remote Transit Sheds
  • Enhanced Remote Transit Sheds
  • Transit Sheds situated within Inland Clearance Depots (ICDs)

ICDs may also be used for the control of freight to be declared for export to non-Community countries.

Read more aboutĀ temporary storage.