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Importing Goods from Denmark to the UK

From coordinating with Danish suppliers to ensure pick-up deadlines are met to managing customs procedures and charges, we provide the necessary expertise and support for a seamless Danish import process that British firms can trust.

  • Standard, Express Service and Next-Day to Import from Denmark
  • Customs Clearance Support
  • Professional Experienced Team
  • Business-to-Business Deliveries
  • Large & Small Consignments Delivered
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    Importing from Denmark to the UK

    At Barrington Freight, we offer comprehensive import services tailored to the needs of UK businesses which would like importing from Denmark to be easier. Our professional team ensures the efficient handling of your goods as they’re loaded onto trucks or vans, depending on the nature of the consignment in Denmark and throughout their journey to the British Isles.

    We offer a regular cargo transfer to and from the Scandinavian country. Therefore, we can offer our dedicated fleet for both imports from the UK to Denmark and from Denmark to the UK, ideal for British businesses with both suppliers and customers in the country. Either way, we will ensure your consignment arrives quickly and easily. Our team is experienced with in-depth knowledge of road freight from Denmark with many shipments passing into Germany and on to the Netherlands or France to make their way to the UK.

    We also excel in handling special deliveries and can meet bespoke or tailored requirements including the use of the Esbjerg-Harwich route, a good option for imports destined for eastern England, for example. So, whatever your needs, we can handle all of your Danish import processes with a single, knowledgeable team with a dedicated point of contact for you.

    To get started simply give us a call 01268 525 444 or request an online import quote.

    Contact us for help with importing from Denmark

    Importing goods from Denmark to the UK offers several unique advantages:

    1. Innovative Products: Denmark is renowned for its cutting-edge technology and design, particularly in sectors like renewable energy and pharmaceuticals.
    2. Sustainable Practices: Danish manufacturers lead in eco-friendly practices, providing sustainable and high-quality products.
    3. Efficient Logistics: Denmark’s advanced logistics infrastructure ensures reliable and timely delivery of goods.
    4. High Standards: Danish imports must adhere to stringent EU regulations, ensuring consistent quality and safety.
    5. Diverse Product Range: Denmark offers a wide variety of products, from industrial machinery to luxury goods, enhancing UK business offerings.

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    Road Freight: Import Denmark Options

    Barrington Freight offers a variety of professional road freight services for importing goods from Denmark:

    • Standard Road Haulage:
      • Full-Load Transport: Suitable for larger shipments that take up all or most of a lorry, this service ensures exclusive use of a vehicle for direct delivery from Denmark to the UK.
      • Groupage Services: Ideal for smaller shipments, groupage combines multiple consignments into one vehicle, making it cost-effective when delivery times are not so business-critical
    • Express Service:
      • Expedited Van Transport: For urgent deliveries, our express service uses smaller vehicles to ensure quick transport, typically via the Channel Ports or Eurotunnel.
    • Next Day Delivery:
      For time-sensitive shipments, our next day delivery service offers fast and reliable transport, ensuring your goods reach the UK within 24 hours. This option is ideal for critical business needs where timely arrival is essential.
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    How Has Brexit Affected Imports from Denmark?

    British importers face additional customs checks and potential tariffs when importing from Denmark than they once did. Proper classification of goods using Harmonised System (HS) codes is now needed to determine applicable duties. Compliance with both UK and EU regulations is mandatory to ensure smooth and lawful trade between the two countries. Barrington Freight can assist with the extra paperwork demands as well as manage the transportation of your Danish imports if required.

    Customer Reviews

    Joe Archer
    Joe Archer
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    Excellent service all round!
    David Smith
    David Smith
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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    Excellent company, very efficient and great communication. Competitive , quick quotes!
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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 :)

    Importing from Denmark to the UK: Costs, Procedures, and Common Imports

    VAT Responsibilities When Importing from Denmark: What Do You Need to Know?

    VAT is applied upon entry into the UK for nearly all commercial goods sourced in Denmark. Businesses can reclaim this as input VAT, however. Ensure your VAT registration is complete if your annual turnover means your company is near or above the threshold. Make use of VAT deferment accounts since this can help manage your firm’s bank balance when settling import VAT.

    Import Duty When Buying from Danish Suppliers

    Accurate classification of goods is essential to determine applicable duties under the UK Global Tariff. Excise duties may apply depending on the commodity. Barrington Freight offers in-house customs clearance services to handle these complexities, ensuring correct duty assessment and compliance.

    Your Step-by-Step Guide for Arranging Imports from Denmark
    1. Verify Product Compliance: Ensure the products of components you wish to import meet all relevant UK regulations, including safety and quality standards.
    2. Obtain an EORI Number: This Economic Operator Registration and Identification number is essential for all international trade activities with Denmark. For information on applying, read What is an EORI Number.
    3. Identify the Correct Commodity Code: Proper classification determines applicable tariffs and duties, something you need to get right.
    4. Complete Necessary Declarations: Barrington Freight’s customs clearance team can manage this process unless you have an agent in-house with the right skill set.
    5. Organise Transportation: Select the most suitable option from full-load to palletised delivery options.
    6. Track and Monitor Shipments: We will provide updates and alter the driver’s route if there are delays on the roads between Denmark and the UK.

    Denmark is a significant supplier of various high-quality products to the UK. Common imports include:

    • Pharmaceuticals: Denmark exports a wide range of high-quality medical and pharmaceutical products.
    • Industrial Machinery: Essential for numerous manufacturing sectors, Danish machinery is highly valued.
    • Furniture and Home Goods: Known for their design and craftsmanship, Danish furniture and home goods are popular imports.
    • Renewable Energy Technology: Denmark is a leader in wind turbines and other renewable energy technologies.

    With so many Danish import options, trade is buoyant between the two countries, facilitating many an import from the UK to Denmark as well as imports from this part of Scandinavia to Britain. Today, imports and exports between the two countries account for several billions of pounds each year.


    Opting for Barrington Freight ensures a seamless and efficient import process from Denmark. Here’s why we stand out compared to many other British-based freight specialists:

    • Commitment to Excellence: As members of BIFA (British International Freight Association), we adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and service in the freight industry.
    • Comprehensive UK Coverage: Our services cover all regions of the UK, ensuring timely and efficient delivery once your consignment passes onto British soil.
    • In-Depth Understanding of Danish Geography: Our familiarity with Denmark’s islands and varied geography allows us to plan the best routes for your goods.
    • Professional Customer Support: Our dedicated team offers continuous support, guiding you through every step of the import process.
    • Competitive Pricing: We provide cost-effective solutions when importing goods from Denmark without compromising on service quality.

    Choose Barrington Freight for reliable and expert road haulage services for your imports from Denmark. Ask for a free quotation when you’re next importing Denmark-UK to see how much we can beat your current service provider by.

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    Contact Us for Affordable Imports to the UK from Denmark

    Our transport options can accommodate even the most unique requests, whether they be UK and EU pallets and cargo or larger and strangely shaped products. Big or small, light or heavy, Barrington Freight is on hand to cater to all your freight needs at a competitive price.

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    Bowden House,
    Luckyn Lane, Basildon,
    Essex SS14 3AX