Brexit has meant a few changes to how goods are imported and exported between the UK and Scandinavia. As the United Kingdom has now left the EU Customs Union (which includes EU members Sweden, Finland, and Denmark, together with EEA member Norway), you'll now need to supply a Customs Declaration with every Scandinavian-bound shipment you send.
Imports and exports between the UK and the EU (including Norway) now need to state the item’s commodity code. These codes are drawn from the globally-recognised, WTO-approved Harmonised Code (HS) system, so the commodity code for a shipment of bricks, for example, is the same whether it comes from Germany, India, or Ghana. HS Codes are ten-digit quick reference strings that tell readers the broad category, specifics, variant, and country of origin of the goods they're describing. Here's how they work:
Brexit has meant a few changes to the customs paperwork needed to send or receive goods between the UK and Scandinavian countries. Thanks to the 2020 Trade Agreement, most customs regulations will fundamentally remain the same. However, you'll now need to provide more information to customs officials than you might have once expected. Here's what to supply:
So, you want to ship a large package from the United Kingdom to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, or Finland? There are quite a few ways you can do this. However, each needs careful consideration. Large load haulage can be extremely costly and cumbersome if planned and handled poorly. Here's our guide to getting the best deal on large package shipping to Scandinavian countries.
With the Covid 19 crisis and subsequent lockdown occupying all the headlines and, to be honest, most people’s headspace, it’s easy to forget that we’re nearly two months into the Brexit transition period.
Despite the disruption and uncertainty caused by the virus, including many high profile names becoming ill with the disease, the UK government have insisted a deal can be done in time for 31st December.
So in this article we look beyond Coronavirus and bring the conversation back to Brexit, and in particular, how things currently stand for UK-Scandinavian trade when the Transition Period ends.
Every day thousands of tonnes of freight arrive at dozens of ports across Europe, to be loaded onto ships and transported around the world. From these ports, goods are loaded onto trucks to continue their journey to manufacturers, refineries, factories, wholesalers and retailers.
During 2017 in the UK alone, over 481-million tonnes of incoming and outgoing freight passed through, accounting for over 95% of all UK freight movements.
When you suddenly find yourself having to ship goods to pastures new it can be a disconcerting process - especially when your goods have to cross unknown borders. Employing the services of a specialist logistics company, with in-depth knowledge of your particular requirements and the mode of transport best suited to your company’s needs, will provide peace of mind.
If for instance, you are shipping to Finland, choosing a company like NTEX, who have specialist knowledge of Finland’s transport links and customs requirements, will ensure your goods are delivered quickly, safely, and cost-effectively.
As one of the longest established UK to Scandinavia specialist transport companies, one of the reasons our customers choose us is our experience and extensive knowledge of the local market. With experienced teams in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and the UK, we provide a comprehensive range of cost-effective options for both express and scheduled transport.
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is an extensive satellite network that allows devices with a GPS transceiver to indicate or relay their exact position anywhere on earth (to an accuracy of around three metres). First used by the US military, GPS-linked computers are invaluable in helping drivers when it comes to orientation, pathfinding, route planning, and navigation.
If you're shipping a valuable package of any size from the United Kingdom to a customer in Scandinavia, you'll need comprehensive insurance cover. Even with the very best shipping companies, ‘Acts of God,’ breakdowns, accidents, human error, and general catastrophes can result in valuable parcels being lost, damaged, stalled, or destroyed. With longer and more complex shipping routes, more factors need to be insured against to mitigate risk. Comprehensive cover means that the financial cost of your packages can easily be recovered in the event of a disaster.