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Exporting to Poland

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Exporting to Poland from the UK

Post-Brexit, there are additional customs obligations, however, with Barrington Freight on your side as specialists in road freight to Poland, we can ensure your cargo will still arrive on time and fulfilling the requirements. Our 48-hour, next day delivery and express delivery options all make the transit to Poland easy, but what about the legal requirements? We’ve made a handy list below to get you started on your Polish exports.

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Customs Requirements to Poland

As Poland is a member of the European Union, a UK and EU EORI (Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number) must be presented to border agencies to get goods through customs. Read our blog What is an EORI Number for more information on applying.

Further customs paperwork is a possible requirement depending on the cargo being sent, so be sure to research if any additional information needs to be provided to clear your goods. Your shipment will face delays and fees without these, so be prepared. For more details, visit the UK government advisory page to get started.


Export Requirements

Polish VAT and Duty Considerations

VAT in Poland is known as Podatek od towarów i usług and is payable on imports to the country. Customs duties must be paid for shipping from any “third countries” to the EU, but the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement means tariff-free trade is available if the goods can be proved to have been manufactured or originated from the UK and sworn to in a customs declaration. The same applies to cargo shipping in the opposite direction from the EU to the UK if it has an EU origin. Some goods are excluded, so do your research on what you plan to send to discover if you are liable for any additional costs.

Who Should Make the Declaration?

Customs declarations must be completed correctly with the relevant information to ship with ease. The hassle and trouble for non-compliance include goods being stuck at the border while incurring fees. You can fill out the declaration on behalf of your business, but we would recommend hiring an experienced professional. Select someone who has extensive Import declaration experience to oversee the process and ensure it is smooth and easy. We have in-house agents who can help with documentation if you choose to ship with Barrington Freight.

Special Licences and Certificates

Depending on the goods you send, special licenses and certificates are required on both the EU and UK sides. You must know what they are for your specific goods before sending your shipment to avoid delays and problems at the borders.

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

For more information about our services to Poland or if you have an unusual load request, reach out to our sales team on 01268 978660 or email

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Kay Sherry
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Daniel Gardner
Daniel Gardner
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.
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Drewit Studio
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.
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Jason Scott
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
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James Ayre
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
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Peter Seal
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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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Sophie Benge
Joshua at Barrington Freight is friendly and patient. Their service hassle-free and affordable compared to other freight forwarders.
Alex Burton
Alex Burton
Fantastic service from Barrington Freight. It was our first time exporting goods from the UK and it was very reassuring to have them manage the shipment. The process was made easy and hassle free and Simon was always quick to respond to any queries. I would highly recommend.
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Essex SS14 3AX