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Shipping parcels to / from the United Kingdom?

On the 24th of December 2020 Trade and Cooperation Agreement between United Kingdom and European Union has been announced. This means that from now on all parcels destined to / from United Kingdom will require to go through customs formalities and “Customs invoice” section when placing an order must be filled out.

Furthermore, the following should be considered:

• duties and taxes on import and export to/from United Kingdom.
• customs declarations required for trade between UK and the EU.
• the delivery terms may change due to customs formalities.
• additional customs clearance fees may contribute to the price.

IMPORTANT: Shipping food and plant/animal products to/from United Kingdom are strictly prohibited, except via the DHL services if the recipient is a legal entity. In this case, the necessary certificates/permits must be provided, and the customer is fully responsible for preparing and attaching the necessary documents to the consignment.

More information about imported/exported goods and the requirements can be found here.

EORI code
The EORI (Economic Operator Registration and Identification) number is used in the European Union. It identifies individuals, at the time of customs declaration of the consignment (formalization of the consignment’s exportation reason, obtaining customers authorisation to send it, etc.).

If you do not currently have an EORI number, you’ll need it when sending parcels to/from United Kingdom.

To obtain EORI number (EORI number is granted for unlimited time) – contact your local customs office. Detailed information on how to get an EORI number in United Kingdom can be found here.

More information on customs formalities can be found here.

HS codes
Goods traveling outside the European Union are classified and have international HS tariff codes. They allow customs to identify your goods and set the appropriate duty or tax rates for your goods. At the time of placing your order, you can indicate the HS codes of the goods you are sending in the "Customs invoice" section of the goods description, thus improving customs clearance procedures. HS codes can be found here.

Goods country of origin
Under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, goods which are imported and exported between European Union and United Kingdom, may be eligible for “zero tariff” (zero Customs duties), if the goods' country of origin is in the EU or the UK. It is very important to provide the proof of origin, otherwise the goods may be subject to the standard rate of duty.

DPD and GLS services
Parcel shipping with DPD and GLS services to United Kingdom will be temporarily unavailable.

Shipping parcels to/from Northern Ireland

Although the UK has left the European Union, sending parcels to / from Northern Ireland stays the same as you would to any other EU country. In our price calculator select the country "Northern Ireland" and enter the post code starting with the letters BT. The calculator will provide you with the most optimal shipping offers to the selected country.

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