Importing from Denmark to the UK

Denmark is internationally recognised for its quality of life and the happiness of citizens, but it also has a thriving import economy. We offer daily cargo transfer to and from Denmark, so our dedicated fleet will ensure your consignment arrives quickly and easily if you are looking to import to the UK. Our team is experienced with in-depth knowledge of road freight to Denmark. We excel in handling special deliveries and can meet bespoke or tailored requirements, so, whatever your needs, we can get your cargo there by road freight.

Customs from Denmark to the UK

Denmark is a member of the EU trading bloc. As the UK has left the European Union, an EU and UK EORI (Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number) will be needed when shipping from Denmark. Providing these numbers are mandatory, so customs can trace and process consignments. Without both EORI numbers organised ahead of time, Customs will hold imported goods at the border and face delays or rejection of entry into the UK. For information on applying, read What is an EORI Number.  

As the UK is no longer an EU member, there is more paperwork to ship goods. Any declaration you make for your business will be essential to getting your consignment cleared, and shipments face delays and accrue fees if incorrect or incomplete paperwork is presented. For more details on the crucial information, visit the government advisory page

VAT and Duties

When importing from Denmark to the UK, duties are – as with the rest of the EU – calculated as the UK being a “third country”, which is now a nation outside the bloc. The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement in place now means goods can be sent tariff-free if manufactured in their country of origin – this needs to be declared to customs and verified. The agreement is applicable in both directions but be sure you research if the goods you wish to send fall into the categories that qualify. If not, there will be fees to pay. 

Declare!

Shipping can be so simple… if your customs declarations are correct. One mistake can delay the entire shipment, so to avoid goods getting stuck at the border and more fees to pay, be sure your paperwork is correct and in order. Although you can most certainly complete the paperwork yourself, it’s best to hire an expert who can avoid unnecessary delays. 

Licences and Certificates

Your cargo will need licenses and certification to get through the borders if it is a restricted item. Do your research to see what applies to your consignment and be sure any applicable are in place to avoid delays and border issues.

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Importing goods to the UK from Denmark may seem complicated post-Brexit, but with an experienced team on your side, we can manage a stress-free experience for you. 

For more information about our Denmark to the UK services or if you have an unusual load request, reach out to our sales team on 01268 978660 or email [email protected].

 

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