Before undertaking any shipment it is important you look into the requirements for the destination country. Each country has its own set of rules, regulations and restrictions so you need to make sure you are fully aware of implications of shipping your consignment.
Every shipment, no matter the country has to be cleared through customs in some way, even in EC countries there may be some sort of customs clearance still in place, so it important you are aware that there will be paperwork needed to be filled out and possible charges to pay to an agent locally once your consignment arrives. If you haven’t been quoted through to your door then this will certainly be the case.
Duties and taxes
When importing or exporting there may be duties and taxes to pay on your consignment so it is important you check to see if this is the case. For the majority of personal effects shipments this should not be the case; however certain countries have their own rules in place so it is important you ascertain what that countries requirements are before you arrange export.
Elite Shipping Ltd always endeavor to give you accurate information but can only offer advice, it is ultimately your responsibility that you have made the appropriate enquiries. We cannot be held responsible for any misinformation that may be given.
Below are some links to some countries governments websites which should give you the answers to your questions, if you cannot find what you are looking for then please feel free to call us and we will be more than happy to advise you or at least give you the contact information you require so you can find the answers to those important question.
- American Government
- Australia Customs
- Canadian Government
- Customs & Excise – Vehicle Import & Export
- Info on exporting a vehicle from the UK
- HM Revenue & Customs info on Import & Export
- Indian Government
- Japan Government
- Malaysian Government
- Singapore Government
- New Zealand Government
- The British International Freight Association