Worldwide Shipping

RF Global Solutions have a wealth of knowledge and an in-depth understanding of haulage and transportation, particularly across Inter-continental and Pacific trade lanes. We can assist our clients with advice on packaging; crating; paperwork, which is required from international Customs and Excise; the best and most cost effective ways of transporting goods, wither it be via Road, Rail, Sea or Air and Import Duty suspension on goods which are only going to be in the United Kingdom for up to three months.

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International Paperwork check service

We will provide template paperwork where required and offer a check service, should it be required. This is particularly beneficial to customers who do not have a lot of experience in shipping items internationally or customers who are simply not sure of the requirements. With RF Global Solutions, we make the process quick and easy, offering telephone and/or email support and bespoke guidance notes if required. (Please check out our page on Preparing a Customs Invoice within Customs and Excise).

Inward Processing (IP)

Customers who ship RF Generators, Power Supplies and RF Matching Networks to RF Global Solutions should be aware that as of 1st January 2023 our Inward Processing number will be changing to IP/0923/628/27 our CDS number will also change at the same time to GBIPO84534291700020220524115303.

If you are outside the UK and shipping a unit for repair or refurbishment you should mark all your paperwork and your box/ consignment with “Repair and Return under IP Authorisation IP/0923/628/27“. You may also wish to note CDSGBIPO84534291700020220524115303 (although this is optional). 

What is Inward Processing?

This will help avoid any shipping delays. When you arrange a shipment to RF Global Solutions please remember to share the tracking details with our office by emailing

When you share the details of inbound shipments we are able to monitor this for you on a daily basis and proactively deal with any issues that may arise on your behalf. 

Should you require any help please get in touch, you can book a repair online using the following link

Authorised Economic Operator

It is worth noting that RF Global Solutions are also holders of a full AEO Status.

What is AEO?

Put simply, AEO certification demonstrates that your role within the international supply chain is secure and that your customs controls and procedures are efficient and compliant. 

It is a globally-recognised status that is increasingly being demanded by clients, particularly in the US and China.

  • AEO-C Customs Simplifications focuses on establishing internal quality management controls for customs compliance
  • AEO-S Safety & Security focuses on supply chain security measures

This gives our organisation a tangible benefits including;

  • greater access to priority clearance
  • reduced administration
  • reductions or waivers of deferment and comprehensive guarantees
  • increased transport security
  • fewer delays in despatch
  • improved security between supply chain partners
  • quicker access to other customs authorisations  

Priority clearance for AEO-S certificated businesses will, by default, mean that non-certificated organisations will be dealt with as a secondary concern. When time is of the essence, such delays in delivery could prove ever more costly making RF Global Solutions the number one choice when looking for an RF partner. 

Our AEO Authorisation number is AEOF 00093/19

Packing & Shipment Recommendations

A basic rule of thumb – due to the collection, sorting and delivery process, any parcel may be dropped from waist height. If your parcel is not sufficiently packed to withstand a drop from waist height it will be deemed insufficiently packed.

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Good Practice

  • Choose the size of the package according to its content. Under-filled boxes are likely to collapse, overloaded ones may burst.
  • Always use high quality materials for your shipments. Consider strength, cushioning, and durability when selecting your wrapping supplies.
  • Choose boxes made of corrugated cardboard, with good quality outer liners. Use heavy-duty double-layered board for valuable items.
  • Make use of cushioning materials, especially to stop your packaging contents from moving.
  • Use strapping, when suitable, as a good way to seal and secure your box. Use strong tape if a strapping machine is not available.
  • Put fragile goods in the centre of a package, ensuring they don’t touch the sides. Your item should be well cushioned on all sides.
  • Complete the address clearly and completely, using uppercase letters when handwriting labels to improve readability.

Important Information

In summary from the 1st Jan 2023 please use the following numbers 

IP- IP/0923/628/27

CDS- GBIPO84534291700020220524115303

AEO- AEOF 00093/19

EORI- GB845342917000

For further information contact our office on +44(0) 1355 236392