Belgium is a hub for UK business exports even amid the post-Brexit market. Barrington Freight is an expert at exporting cargo to Belgium. We offer fast express and economy groupage and experience understanding the customs requirement changes since the UK left the single market. With decades of experience in Europe, we can make the process easy even though there are a host of new regulations to Belgium as an EU member country and the UK now no longer. It’s crucial to be aware of your obligations to guarantee a quick and easy consignment.
Belgium is a country that’s easy to travel to and around with great ferry routes and Eurotunnel connections. No matter your delivery point, we can send pallets, crates, cargo, large boxes, machinery, and more. All our exporting services between the UK to Belgium come with experience and expert advice to get your load cleared through customs rapidly and to its destination on time. Road freight is a popular mode of transportation for exports from the UK to Belgium, and with our extensive fleet of vans and trucks, we deliver quickly and on time.
Belgium is an EU country so the single market regulations apply to imports. The UK is considered a third country post-Brexit, so exports attract the same rules as any other international foreign country to Belgium. With so many new customs requirements, be aware of what applies to the cargo you are sending.
One requirement is an EORI (Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number). An EORI will need at each border – one for the UK and a separate one for the EU. Our blog, What is an EORI Number has more information. What you’re sending will also determine your customs paperwork, so be sure to do your research or speak to your customs advisor. Without ensuring your alignment with requirements, the consignment will face delays along with more duties and excise.
Post-Brexit exports from a “third country” attract more duties unless the cargo falls under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, allowing tariff-free trade if the goods originate in the UK. The exporter must make an official declaration – for more guidance on this speak to your customs agent or freight forwarder.
Customs declarations are an essential part of the shipping process, and getting it wrong will land you in trouble and facing delays. Of course, it’s possible to DIY the entire process. Still, we recommend hiring an experienced professional who understands how to declare your particular shipment to ensure a smooth and easy transit process. Your agent must operate from the UK (county of origin), so we recommend our agents when you work with us.
Road freight delivery to Belgium times can vary due to factors including customs controls. Generally, road freight services take 3-4 days for groupage, 1-2 days for a full load and express.