So it's my first time importing a container load from overseas. The goods have not yet arrived in the UK. They'll arrive at the port Sunday evening. I just received an invoice from my freight forwarder asking for payment for the Duty + VAT. The amounts requested were expected and not the issue. The question I have is why has the freight forwarder sent me an invoice before the goods have even landed in the UK? It's Thursday today, goods will arrive at the port on Sunday. Does this mean they've already pre-cleared the goods and the amounts to be paid are known? Any insight here would be helpful.