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4 Costly Mistakes To Avoid When Exporting To Norway, Sweden, Denmark & Finland

Posted by Liam Harrison on 04-May-2017 13:10:00

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Shipping your products to Scandinavia isn't a difficult process with the right provider, but there are still some things that should be avoided. While all four Scandinavian countries are in the European Union or European Free Trade Area, there are still some local laws to pay attention to. By making sure to follow all the applicable customs laws, and with the help of a knowledgeable company such as NTEX, your Scandinavian haulage will be easy. At NTEX we have been working in Scandinavian logistics for decades, and we want to give you a few pointers that will make your business haulage a lot easier. While the Scandinavian logistics situation is evolving in a post-Brexit environment, we still are here to ensure a fast and cost-effective shipping service to your customers.

Mistake 1: Overlooking The Details

Even though there are far fewer barriers today than there were in the past for UK based exports to Finland or other parts of the European common market, there are still details to be aware of. Exporting to Norway (not a member of the EU) is a good example of this, and if you need to get your products into Scandinavia without any hassles, your company needs to make sure that all customs and duties are a part of the haulage plan you agree to. Working with an experienced Scandinavian logistics specialist will go a long way to ensuring that all the necessary formalities are taken care of, and there aren't any hassles at the border. 

Mistake 2: Not Shopping Around

There is no shortage of haulage companies that offer service to Scandinavian destinations, but not all of your options will be the same. The first phase of contracting haulage should be a free quote and a review of your needs. If your potential shipper won't give you a detailed quote without cost, it may be wise to continue to shop around. Making sure that your needs are covered is essential, so make sure that any haulage company that you choose to deal with will give your shipment the attention it deserves. 

Mistake 3: Accepting An Inflexible Schedule

Logistics today are a flexible field, but not all haulage companies are willing to work to your schedule, instead giving you a selection of regular shipping options. We understand that sometimes this won’t be sufficient for you to get your goods to their destination in time, so offer flexible Express shipping. We know just how flexible the Scandinavian logistics network really is, and can make it work for you. Whether you need to expedite your shipments, or need to book last-minute haulage, we can make it happen. The idea that exports to Sweden can only happen once or twice a week is just plain silly. If your haulage company refuses to work within your time frame, find one that will. 

Mistake 4: Not Using A Specialist Company 

Even though shipping from the UK to Scandinavia is a lot easier than it used to be, specialist knowledge in the field still makes a big difference. In addition to having a deep knowledge of the customs irregularities for all Scandinavian countries, a specialist company will have dedicated offices in every country they operate in. If you are dealing with a haulage company that isn't able to offer you a range of Scandinavian shipping options, you may want to look around for another one. 

NTEX Will Get It There 

When it comes to shipping your goods to Scandinavia, think about shipping to Scandinavia with NTEX. We know how to get your shipment into any Scandinavian country quickly and with market leading rates. Whether your priority is speed or economy, we can find the best solution for you.

We maintain offices and onward shipping partnerships in every major Scandinavian port, so we can offer you unparalleled specialist logistical service. If you have any questions about what we can do for you, give us a call on 01469 571440, or have a look at our website for further details. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is not exploring your haulage options, so drop us a line today.

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