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Shipping Parcels from UK to Germany Post-Brexit

March 2022

International shipping is more popular than ever. For Germans, this is particularly true - they receive the highest average number of parcels in Europe.

If you are considering shipping to Germany from the UK, there are a few things you will need to know, including choosing the right shipping provider, customs and duties responsibilities, packing considerations, and any changes that have occurred as a result of Brexit.

Read on to find out everything you need to know about shipping from the UK to Germany.

Firstly, you need to consider that the shipping service you use is going to be the first thing you research. Ensuring your parcels are delivered in time and in great condition is vital. EXPD offer many trusted international shipping services that provide reliability, flexibility, good prices, and a great deal of customer support.

As well as options for Air Freight, Worldwide Sea Freight, and European Road Express to name a few, EXPD also offer an international Air Express service. This is an international courier and parcel delivery service that can provide deliveries to all destinations worldwide. EXPD’s European Air Express will ensure the capability of a smooth transition and a Next Day guaranteed to all Major European cities - including the likes of Germany, of course.

Some other things you should consider when shipping form the UK to Germany is that the cost can vary slightly depending on several factors, including the likes of:

  • The weight of your package
  • The size of your package (width, length, height)
  • The kind of tracking you may require
  • How fast you need it to be delivered
  • Any extra services like insurance for example

Also keep in mind that shipping times can be affected for several reasons. These include:

  • The type of carrier you are working with
  • The shipping method you use (there may be premium, express, etc)
  • The exact destination of the goods
  • Customs delays

When shipping to Germany from the UK, it is also easy to forget that, just like in the UK, public holidays can impact your parcel’s transit time.

Shipping from the UK to Germany after Brexit

With the Brexit transition over, there are a few things you will need to be aware of when sending parcels from the UK to Europe.

If you are sending parcels to an EU country like Germany, France, or Spain to name a few, the biggest change will be the customs documents and fees. This will firstly include an attached and completed customs declaration form that clearly states the contents and value of each item you are sending, along with an 8-digit commodity code.

These are important aspects to consider as the recipient will be required to pay customs duties and import VAT based on the value of the item you are sending, the type of goods, and other inclusions of shipping fees and insurance.

With all this new information and regulations being put in place, sending international parcels can be quite confusing. EXPD can help to make this process as smooth as possible by allowing for an extra, simple customs declaration step in the booking process.

With 20 years of great imports and exports understanding, EXPD will be there to help guide you through the new customs regulations easily, ensuring you are compliant with the new rules and avoiding any unnecessary delays.


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