Because all Scandinavian countries are a part of the EU/EEA/EFTA free trade zone, there aren't (at the time of writing) import duties or taxes that apply to most items that are shipped for commercial reasons from the UK. Although this may change after Brexit. In all cases though, you will need to work within the VAT tax recording system, so that taxes are collected on the sale of items if necessary. You will also still need to create detailed shipment manifests, so that the local customs procedures are followed.
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.
Transport to Finland invariably requires a stretch of the journey to be made by road, even if this is only a few miles from the port to its destination. The Finnish road network includes 48,568 miles of main roads, and 64,723 miles of subsidiary roads. This serves a country over 338,000 km² in size, nearly one third larger than the UK, but with less than 6 million inhabitants. Much of Finland is sparsely populated, with long distances to travel between commercial centres. Careful planning is therefore required when transporting goods to a Finnish destination, as the wrong choice of route can delay your journey, especially when shipping goods in winter.
Topics: Shipping To Finland
Finland is a member of the EU and an advanced European economy. In the vast majority of cases, you won’t experience any risks or delays when shipping to a customer in Finland. However, the physical journey to Finland from the UK has historically been a risky business. In this article we shall share with you some stories about how the treacherous waters of the Baltic still pose a risk for commercial shipping – and mention some recent shipping disasters along the coast.
At the same time, we shall guide you with practical tips to prevent anything adverse from happening to your cargo on its way to, or out of, Finland.
Topics: Shipping To Finland
Finding the right company to get your products from the UK to Finland can be a challenge, because each company will offer a different suite of services. What it comes down to is that you will either be shipping your goods via a specialist courier, such as NTEX, or via a general haulage company. Each option has its advantages, and the one that is best for you will be the company that meets as many of your needs as possible.