Choose your Method of Shipping and Transport
You can use road, rail, air and sea to transport your goods, or any combination of these, full load (FCL) or groupage (LCL). The most obvious choice in transportation might not always be the best. Take into account your budget, timescales, you product – size, weight, perishability, security, special requirements, dangerous goods etc.
Let’s discuss the options with you and give you an insight into the pros and cons of the different methods. We offer a wide range of expertise and services
• consolidate smaller shipments to save you time and money
- advice on rules and regulations and help you navigate the complexities of more challenging markets
- act as an intermediary when you’re transporting to a new market
- arrange and manage multimodal shipments.
Know your Customs and licenses responsibilities
Your main focus as an exporter is getting your product and services to your customer, so you can get paid and your customer will be satisfied. But you also need to comply with UK export laws and regulations.
In the UK this is fairly straightforward. But depending on what you’re exporting and where it’s going, this could potentially involve complying with some regulations and paperwork.
- customs duties and reliefs
- Intrastat declarations
- export licenses
- temporary export permits (to a trade fair, for instance)
- certificates and permissions
You must comply with any relevant regulations before you ship your goods or deliver any services. You need to be aware of them in the research stage so you can factor resource time and costing into your dealings.
You may need an EORI number to trade goods with countries outside the EU. Not required for private individuals.
Apply for your EORI number
The EORI application form you need to fill in depends on whether you’re: