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Importing from Czech Republic

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The Czech Republic is a stunning and historically rich country most well known for its bustling and beautiful capital, Prague.

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Importing from the Czech Republic to the UK

Built on the banks of the Vltava River with its myriad of bridges and waterways, spires towering into the sky, and an eclectic mix of styles influenced by eras of artists, writers and musicians that flocked to the city in years gone by. The city is also known for great food, wine and beer. It is also the gateway to the industrial and production power that runs throughout the country, making importing Czech goods an obvious choice for many UK companies.

Centrally located, the Czech Republic can quickly ship to Germany, Russia, and Central and Eastern Europe if that is part of your business. Imports to the UK are quick and easy, predominantly by road freight, but also via rail links, sea and air. The republic was the UK’s 27th largest trading partner in 2019, and although trade has slowed somewhat post-Brexit, and due to COVID, this country is an essential trading partner for the UK.

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Customs Requirements

Post-Brexit, bringing any goods in from Europe will require more paperwork, declarations and clearances. It is also important to research licences or restrictions on your goods. As the republic is a single market member but the UK is not, it’s advisable to use a customs clearance agent as the UK is now a “third country” with no special considerations. We advise doing your research and speaking to your freight forwarder and customs agent for guidance.


Import Requirements

VAT and Duty Fees

VAT and duties are calculated on the value of the goods, so incomplete documents will cause delays and incorrect calculations, ultimately costing you more. Brexit has already meant there are more duties and tariffs payable, so it is best to minimise any unnecessary costs such as warehousing held cargo.

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement allows goods produced in the Czech Republic tariff-free to the UK when the business sending the goods makes a customs declaration to confirm the original manufacturing location of the goods, so it is worth researching to see if your shipment qualifies. We recommend talking to your customs agent or freight forwarder for up to date and straightforward advice on this and any other requirements.

Transit Times Czech Republic

Freight forwarding and transit times from the Czech Republic to the UK average 5-6 days for groupage, 2-3 days for a full load, and 1-2 days for express delivery. Specific times vary depending on customs clearance and various other factors that may be beyond our control. Discussing your needs with our team is the best place to start, and if you require more expeditious delivery times, have a chat on how we can do that for you.

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

Barrington Freight is an expert Freight Forwarder from the Czech Republic to the UK. We offer excellent service plus our customs agent will help with the complexities, reducing delivery times. For more information, or to get advice on your cargo, call our team on 01268 978660 or email

Kay Sherry
Kay Sherry
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
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
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
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
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
Excellent company, very efficient and great communication. Competitive , quick quotes!
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 :)
Sophie Benge
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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Barrington Freight Ltd,
Bowden House,
Luckyn Lane, Basildon,
Essex SS14 3AX