Exporting freight to Lithuania is a unique opportunity for UK businesses as Lithuania’s government focused on making business and trade easy between the countries. Located at the centre between Northern, Central and Eastern Europe, Lithuania has established manufacturing, agricultural, and technology sectors that require and deliver exports in and out of the country. Plus, with economic and political stability, a strategic location, a multilingual workforce, and as a member of the European Union, Lithuania is a powerhouse of import and export, ranking highly in the world index for trade.
Barrington Freight is your experienced freight forwarder between the UK and Lithuania, so rest assured your consignment is in safe hands when you work with us and our network of expert local agents on the ground in Lithuania. Even with post-Brexit changes to customs requirements and regulations, we can get your shipment to its destination quickly and easily. Contact us to find out how we can help you get started regardless of whether you are looking to ship groupage, full or partial load, or if you need our express service. We offer a cheap but top quality service to suit your budget and meet your timeframe requirements.
Usually, Lithuania requires you to engage the services of a local representative or distributor to import. We have our network on the ground to help fulfil this requirement and get your cargo to its destination.
There are many customs regulation changes since Brexit, so speak to your freight forwarder or customs agent for the most up-to-date regulations for your goods as UK shipments are now the same as any other foreign country. To evade delays, be prepared. Customs Declarations are needed for all consignments, even if your goods qualify for the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement allowing “zero tariffs” as it does not apply to paperwork.
Reciprocal agreements for VAT apply, including how to pay, so it’s always best to check with your customs agent for advice. When working with Barrington Freight, our in-house experts will oversee the process. Lithuanian tax rates start at a standard 15%.
Products and packaging must adhere to EU standards, and labelling must include Lithuanian translation. The Lithuanian Standards Board will have more details, so research your specific goods before sending them.
Even amid the additional customs requirements, road freight haulage to Lithuania from the UK is quick and straightforward with Barrington Freight. Our speedy services sending via road currently take 7-9 days for groupage to Lithuania, 3-4 days for a full load, and 2-3 days for express shipping.