RELATIONSHIPS OF TRUST FOR OVER 40 YEARS
Our company has been operating for 4 decades in the field of customs clearance services. Our decades-long experience in the Greek and international market, coupled with the excellent knowledge we have on any customs-related issue, make us one of the most renowned professionals in the market. Read more
WHY CHOOSE US
- Create added value for your product, thanks to the competitive prices we provide.
- Make the most of our market experience; have a specialized partner by your side.
- Simplify your transactions with the customs authorities, in the most modern way.
- Invest in the importance of swiftness in the supply chain, thanks to the optimal combination of quality services and time we provide.
DAILY EFFORT AND DEDICATION
At KALAFATIS & CO we give our best every day, with devotion both to our customers. We know that the road to our growth is intertwined with the success of our customers. During the many years of our presence, we have grown hand in hand with our customers, who are now leaders in their industries at a European level. Read more
According to current legislation, when importing goods into the customs territory of the European community, it is mandatory to submit an import declaration and consequently go through the customs clearance. We are able to undertake the entire process of importing goods on your behalf, from the initial to the final stage.Read more
At KALAFATIS O.E., we recognize the valuable role of export businesses in the Greek economy. That is why we offer high-level export customs clearance services, at competitive prices, in line with the needs of the time.Read more
IMPORT CUSTOMS FROM CHINA
Over the recent years, the Chinese market has become a very appealing choice for companies who want to import products either for their own use or for commercial resale. Imports of goods from China are increasing due to the attractively low prices of Chinese products.Read more
WHAT IS CUSTOMS CLEARANCE?
Customs clearance is the processing of customs operations, i.e. completing all the required formalities before the Customs Authorities, for the movement of goods through the customs.Read more
WHAT ARE THE INCOTERMS?
The International Commercial Terms (Incoterms) have been established by the International Chamber of Commerce on the movement of goods. These terms are grouped in such a way as to clearly identify who (the buyer or the seller) is responsible for the movement of goods from the sender to the recipient, as well as who incur […]Read more
WHICH ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF BREXIT FOR MY BUSINESS
BREXIT From January 1, 2021, all shipments arriving at the EU from the UK or leaving the EU to the UK, are subject to customs clearance. If your company is carrying out customs transactions to and from the UK, it should acquire the necessary EORI NUMBER for customs transactions, in order to be recognized by […]Read more
WHAT IS A TARIFF AND HOW IS IT CALCULATED
A tariff is the financial charge imposed on products imported into the European Union by any country outside the European Union. The amount of the charge is usually expressed as a percentage of the CIF value (Cost + Insurance + Freight) of imported goods. This percentage is determined by the Community Tariff (TARIC)Read more
WHICH COUNTRIES ARE MEMBER STATES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION?
The member-states of the European Union are the following:
WHAT IS THE ANTI-DUMPING DUTY
The anti-dumping duty is an additional duty imposed on imports of trading goods originating from specific countries or companies, which sell products at a lower price than the real cost of production.Read more
WHAT ARE THE PREFERENTIAL AGREEMENTS
In the framework of the Common Commercial Policy, the European Union has set as a priority to facilitate the access of European businesses to third country markets by concluding trade agreements with a large number of partners. As a result, there is a mutually favorable tariff treatment between the EU and these countries, with reduction or even exemption of duties.Read more
WHAT IS THE EORI NUMBER
The EORI number is the unique identification number issued by the competent customs office to any business or other economic operator involved in customs transactions. Once the EORI number is issued, it should be used by the operator in all transactions with the customs authorities of all EU Member States, as a unique identification number.Read more