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Air Transport: Everything You Need to Know About the T1


Air Freight and T1 Document

The T1 document is regularly used in air transport, especially when the recipient of the shipment wishes to go through their usual customs agent to proceed with the clearance of the shipment at the destination.

Also Read: T1 Customs Document – Frequently Asked Questions

What are the important tips for preparing and closing a T1?

To help you better understand the use of the T1 document, Air Time Critical® has prepared a summary of the essentials to know about the T1 and the documents to gather.

Information needed to open a T1:

  • Details of the destination customs office
  • Commercial invoice
  • Packing list
  • AWB with freight amount
  • Delivery charges
  • Details to mention on the T1 (recipient of the goods)

 What information not to overlook?

  • Sender’s name and country of origin
  • Recipient’s name and country of destination within Europe
  • Commercial value / currency used
  • Nature of the goods
  • Customs code (HS code)

Advice for express delivery: provide clear instructions to the driver about the delivery and any customs stop to be made on the route: exact address, documents to present, contact person at the declarant’s, final delivery address. It is advisable to inform the express taxi company of the expected waiting time at the customs stop.

And to close a T1?

  • Recipient’s name and contact person in the customs or logistics department
  • EORI number
  • VAT number
  • Power of Attorney (POA)
  • T1 document, commercial invoice, packing list, transport amount
  • Driver details / vehicle plate under T1.

Learn more: Frequently Asked Questions about T1 

Are you organizing express air transport under T1?

Air Time Critical® is here to help you with turnkey express air transport solutions. Express pick-up, priority air freight, customs procedures upon arrival in Europe. Seamless delivery to destination. T1 procedure available from Frankurt (FRA) or Roissy Charles de Gaulle (CDG) for all express air freight to France and Europe.

Contact us:

  • Via the quick quote form
  • By phone: +32 2 888 84 16 (EN/FR)


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