Excise & Customs Bonded Storage Solutions in the UK

Secure Bonded Warehouse

At JJX Logistics, we take pride in being a leading time critical logistics company based in the the West Midlands, serving clients across the UK and extending our services into Europe. Our dedication to excellence and customer satisfaction has made us the go-to partner for all your logistics needs. Whether it's providing regular express same day deliveries in the UK or a one-off delivery to anywhere in Western Europe, we ensure that your goods reach their destination securely and on time.


One of our key strengths at JJX is our state-of-the-art customs and excise approved bonded warehouse. But what does "bonded" mean and how can it benefit you?


A bonded warehouse is a secure facility where imported goods can be stored without the need to pay import duties or taxes until they are released for distribution. This allows businesses to store their goods without immediate customs clearance, reducing upfront costs and providing greater flexibility in managing their inventory. This is particularly advantageous for companies engaged in international trade as it eases cash flow and streamlines the supply chain process.

Difference between a Customs, an Excise and a Bonded Warehouse

A Bonded warehouse refers to any place where imported goods can be stored or undergo manufacturing operations without having to pay the necessary duties on it until it enters general circulation. The type of goods are split into two categories, Excise goods which are subject to excise duty such as alcohol and Customs goods which are those that don't. Common practices now are to refer to the facility as either a Customs Bonded or Excise Bonded warehouse.

Eligibity Criteria

To be eligible for customs bonded warehousing, your goods must be imported from a foreign customs territory, remain under customs control and be liable to customs duties and/or import VAT. Once products are delivered to the warehouse, both the importer and warehouse owner become liable for the goods under a bond. This liability is only cancelled when the goods are exported, destroyed or sold to local markets after payment of duties. Our in-house customs knowledge experts are always on hand to advise you on the various procedures.

Benefits for our Customers

At JJX Logistics, our bonded warehouse offers significant advantages to our customers:

Cost Savings – By deferring customs duties and taxes, businesses can save on upfront expenses, enabling them to invest in other critical areas of their operations.

Flexibility – Goods can be stored in our customs and excise bonded warehouse for an extended period, giving our customers greater control over their supply chain and distribution schedules. Our same day express delivery service is further complemented by this to fulfil your supply chain requirements.

Quicker Customs Clearance – Our experienced staff handles all the necessary documentation and protocols required for storing goods in a bonded warehouse. This expertise expedites customs clearance processes, ensuring faster movement of goods.

Excise Approval – As part of our commitment to excellence, we also offer wet bonded storage options for excise goods handling them with complete precision measures using industry leading customs integrated inventory management software.

Staff Expertise

Storing goods in a bonded warehouse demands strict adherence to various documentation and protocols. At JJX Logistics, we take this responsibility seriously. We have a team of professionals well-versed in the complexities of customs regulations, ensuring that all required paperwork is meticulously prepared and processed.


We understand that even minor errors in documentation can lead to delays and penalties, so we leave no room for error. Our dedication to compliance and precision ensures that your goods are stored securely and released for distribution without unnecessary delays.


Our fantastic team of staff are the backbone of this company. Highly experienced in their fields, each member is fully qualified in customs compliances and practices having received top-notch training from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Their expertise enables us to navigate the intricacies of customs regulations with confidence, giving you peace of mind that your goods are in safe hands.

Customs Manger Melissa Harrington

Leading the way in Bonded Storage Practices

Being granted our customs bonded warehouse status in 2022 and excise approval in 2023 was an incredibly proud moment for us. Having transported goods for years in the aerospace and defence industry all over Europe, it has further strengthened our total supply chain fulfilment.


Brexit saw a seismic shift in international trade for the UK and we worked tirelessly to keep ahead of regulation changes to provide a smooth, stress free experience for our customers. At JJX we are a solutions driven company so no matter what your needs are, we'll make it work.

Melissa Harrington, Customs Manager

The Bonded Warehousekeepers Association

The Bonded Warehousekeepers Association (BWA) have come a long way from their humble beginnings dating back to their first meeting at the Steels Hotel in Glasgow way back in May 1885 when membership was priced at 1 guinea. In the 138 years that have followed, the group have grown to nearly 100 members up and down the country with just Whyte & Mackey the last surviving business from the very start.


Containing a Board of Directors lined with industry experts and former HMRC compliance staff, the opportunity for knowledge and insights sharing that comes from our membership with the BWA is second to none. The BWA team has proved invaluable during our application to gain Excise approval on our West Midlands warehouse site which was successfully granted by HMRC towards the end of 2023.

Comprehensive Logistics Solutions

Apart from our bonded storage warehouse services, we offer a wide range of logistics solutions tailored to meet your specific needs. With 12,000 available pallet spaces on our expansive 175,000 sq ft site, we have the capacity to handle diverse storage requirements efficiently. Additionally, we provide comprehensive transport services, creating a seamless supply chain fulfilment process for our customers. Our express time-critical delivery options guarantee same-day delivery to anywhere in the UK, ensuring your time-sensitive shipments reach their destination promptly.

ADR Specialised Bonded Storage

Safety is our top priority, especially when it comes to transporting dangerous goods. Our team of professionals is highly trained and certified to handle all nine classes of UN Classes of ADR goods. From hazardous chemicals to flammable materials, we follow strict protocols and regulations to ensure that your goods are transported safely and securely. You can rely on us to handle your dangerous goods with the utmost care and expertise.

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At JJX Logistics, our customs and excise approved bonded warehouse and logistics services have earned us a reputation as a reliable and customer-centric partner. With our in-depth understanding of customs regulations, high levels of secure documentation and expert staff, we provide seamless solutions for your storage and transport needs. Partner with us for efficient and secure logistics services and experience the peace of mind that comes from entrusting your goods to true professionals in the industry. Contact us today to discuss how we can optimise your supply chain and exceed your logistics expectations. We are here to drive your success, one shipment at a time.

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    JJX Logistics is a leading time critical provider of fast freight in many sectors; Automotive, Aerospace and Pharmaceutical to name a few. We are proud to have our own dedicated fleet of vans and trucks including tail lifts and retractable roof trailers enabling us to carry anything from 1 kg to 28,000 kgs of freight. The fleet also includes temperature-controlled and hazardous-goods vehicles.