Exporting freight to Latvia from the UK is easy with Barrington Freight as we are dedicated to ensuring your cargo arrives at its destination on time, whether you ship a full load, partial, or groupage. Latvia, in northeastern Europe, lies on the Baltic Sea and is bordered by Estonia, Russia, Belarus, and Lithuania. Haulage is straightforward when working with us as our network of Latvian strategic agents will help receive your cargo into the country and send it on for delivery.
Latvia has great transport connections for road freight in and out of the country, making export from the UK easy. However, Post-Brexit, there are additional customs concerns when exporting to Latvia from the UK as the latter is no longer in the single market while Latvia remains a member. These new customs requirements, duties payable, and regulations when moving certain goods are additional considerations when shipping a consignment, so we advise you to consult your freight forwarder and customs agent for the latest.
Customs reforms post-Brexit can be confusing and complicated, so it’s advisable to work with or take advice from experienced freight forwarders or customs agents who have the latest logistics knowledge. All goods to the European Union from the UK are treated as any international country needing Customs Declarations and an EORI number for both the UK and EU borders. You must arrange these before sending goods, so there are no delays to your cargo.
Your goods may be eligible for “zero tariffs” via the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement but remember, approval for no tariffs does not mean exemption from customs paperwork – this will still be a necessary part of your shipment. A VAT Reciprocal agreement may also be available for your consignment but always confirm this with your agents. When working with our expert team, we will always advise on this and every other aspect of the shipping and customs processes to get your goods where they need to go.
Goods and packaging must meet standards set by the EU with labelling with Latvian translation and include the product contents, manufacturer name and usage instructions. This website has more on Latvian standards.
Road freight and haulage to Latvia from the UK is easy with Barrington Freight, even with the additional customs duties. We provide fast service, which currently takes 7-9 days for groupage, 3-4 days for a full load, and 2-3 days for express shipping. If you need a faster time or specific delivery requirements, reach out to a Barrington advisor.