Groupage is a special type of transport consisting of grouping together goods dispatched by several different companies into the same load, often used to reduce costs.
Like a full load, a custom declaration will be needed on this load, however due to the nature of groupage, each individual consignment must have its own customs declaration, which can often cause problems at customs. For example, if there’s an issue with just one of the consignments, all consignments will be held until the problem is resolved.
In international trade, the abbreviation LTT (Less Than Truckload) is frequently used, referring to groupage transport.
At RHA Customs we can advise you on customs clearance procedures for complex groupage consignments, to ensure your good clear customs in a swift and cost-effective manner.