Importing from Netherlands to the UK

Freight to the UK from the Netherlands, also known as Holland, is easy with Barrington Freight. We have decades of experience shipping cargo from Europe to the UK, so we know we can help get your consignment where it needs to go, whether it’s a full load, partial load, groupage or express. Although the Netherlands are only a short transit from the UK, from 1 January 2021, goods imported or exported between Holland and the UK must be declared, unlike prior to Brexit when the UK was still an EU country and part of the single market. Now businesses trading between the countries are expected to adhere to the same rules, stipulations and customs conventions as any other international “third country”. While this has made sending freight more complicated, this is by no means impossible with an expert freight forwarder like Barrington Freight. Our team of in house customs experts will ensure your consignment is compliant, saving you time and money at the borders.

Customs Requirements

An essential customs requirement is not one, but two EORI (Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number) required – one for the UK and another for the EU border side. Our blog, What is an EORI Number has more. Your shipment goods will also determine what customs paperwork you need to submit, so it’s best to do your research and get the latest advice from an experienced customs agent. Speak to your freight forwarder and customs team for up-to-date information.

VAT and Duty Fees

Post-Brexit imports to the UK from any European country attract duties unless the goods fall under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, allowing tariff-free trade with the exporter making an official declaration stating a local business manufactured the goods in the Netherlands. There are also mutual arrangements for VAT liability in place, so always be sure to take expert guidance to see what fits your consignment and the cargo you are shipping. 

Road Freight from Holland

Sending road freight from Holland to the UK is quick and simple with Barrington Freight, even with the new and additional customs obligations at the borders. We always work hard to deliver a fast and effective service from door to door. Our road freight between the Netherlands and the UK currently takes 3-4 days for groupage, 1-2 days for a full load, and 1-2 days for express shipping from Holland to the UK.

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Barrington Freight are expert freight forwarders with decades of experience while offering a cheap but top-level business freight service. We know how to cross all the t’s and dot all the i’s, taking the stress out of business transport of goods. We offer a top-quality range of services to guarantee your consignment arrives safely and to its destination on time, including those critical and urgent express orders. Get in touch with our company for more information on how we can help or if you have an unusual load request. Our sales team can help on 01268 978660 or email [email protected].