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Exporting to Ireland & Northern Ireland

Cost-effective exports from The UK and across the Globe

When exporting to Ireland from the UK, it is essential to consider your obligations and how they differ between northern and southern Ireland.

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Exporting to Ireland & Northern Ireland from the UK

We make the entire process straightforward, even with Brexit trade agreements yet to be completed, using our decades of experience in international shipping.

Road freight with ferry crossings is the most common freight forwarding method from the UK to Ireland, and with our extensive fleet, we can help your exports get where they need to go on time and can organise multiple drop-off points if required.

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Customs to Ireland

As the North is part of the UK and the Republic in the south is part of the EU, different customs considerations depend on your destination point. A UK and EU EORI (Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number) must be held when shipping to the Republic. Our blog What is an EORI Number has more. Other customs paperwork is to complete depending on what you are sending, so check with customs at the cargo’s origin and destination to see if this applies to your goods. If you do not have these requirements and numbers organised, you will face delays and fees. More details can be found on the UK government advisory page.

REQUIREMENTS

Export Requirements

VAT and Duty Fees

There are customs duties for any “third countries” to the EU, which the UK is now considered. The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement allows for tariff-free trade if the importer or exporter can prove that the goods originated from the UK and swear to it in a customs declaration. The same applies to goods exported to the UK from the EU that are of EU origin. The CIF/CFR – Irish customs fees – value is based on the initial cost of goods plus freight and insurance, and that does not include Irish VAT.

Who Will Make the Declaration?

Customs declarations are essential to get right, so you can ship with ease now and in the future and not run into trouble for non-compliance. You could undertake the process yourself, or better yet, hire an experienced professional who has years of Import declaration practice and can ensure to create a smooth and easy process. Your agent must be in the UK (county of origin), so we recommend our agents to help with your customs documents when you work with us.

Goods Licences

There may be requirements for special licenses and certificates on both the UK and Irish sides when you ship, depending on the items you plan to send. Be sure you know any restrictions or regulations before sending.

We are friendly, easy to work with, honest and we do not charge the earth.

For more information about our services to Ireland or if you have an unusual load request, reach out to our sales team on 01268 525 444 or email sales@barringtonfreight.co.uk.

Joe Archer
Joe Archer
2024-06-08
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Excellent service all round!
David Smith
David Smith
2024-05-20
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Needed Help getting an odd piece of machinery from the EU and got all the help I needed.
Kay Sherry
Kay Sherry
2024-04-23
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Simon Pool from Barrington freight was very helpful and door to door service to S.Korea was excellent, pick up and delivery services on time. I highly recommend Barrington Freight for air cargo services. Thank you Simon and the team! Kay
Daniel Gardner
Daniel Gardner
2024-04-03
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The team at Barrington where incredible at delivering our goods on-time despite the new Brexit regulations on goods being imported. We even didn't pay tax on the returning shipment coming back to German.
Drewit Studio
Drewit Studio
2024-03-25
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Brilliant service. Extremely helpful, and they supported us all the way through the process of transporting goods to mainland Europe, which for anyone who hasn't done that before can seem quite daunting. Would definitely recommend using this company.
Jason Scott
Jason Scott
2024-03-22
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Working with Barrington was brilliant. They really looked out for us, tackling our tough shipping/freight requirements keeping us informed at every stage of the process. Thank you
James Ayre
James Ayre
2024-03-21
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kept up to date with all progress, i know they had a particularly troubling time with import customs messing up paperwork but sorted all that out for me. highly reccomend will use again
Peter Seal
Peter Seal
2024-03-08
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Excellent company, very efficient and great communication. Competitive , quick quotes!
LOFT&VINTAGE Kft.
LOFT&VINTAGE Kft.
2024-03-02
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We are very satisfied, we would like to thank the team for this with an awesome rating! They handled the delivery of a very sensitive, valuable, gigantic pallet for us at a fair price and without any problems. I mean, out of 4 companies, only they were able to undertake it. Nothing is damaged! We recommend the company to everyone :)
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Bowden House,
Luckyn Lane, Basildon,
Essex SS14 3AX
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