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Importing from Sweden

Cost-effective deliveries from Sweden and across the Globe

Barrington Freight can help forward your freight from Sweden to the UK promptly, so reach out to us if you want to send goods via express, full load, partial load, or groupage.

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Importing from Sweden to the UK

Our team of expert freight and customs advisors will get your cargo cleared at the borders and to its delivery point on time.

Sweden is a Scandinavian country in the north of Europe known for its breathtaking country, sights, culture and history. As an EU member country, it enjoys a stable economy that has grown steadily with low inflation and strong trade links, meaning the import and export sector is thriving. With famous exports like ABBA, IKEA and Volvo, it may be hard to think there is anything else, but there is so much more.

The vitality of the Swedish startup scene has thrown them into the international spotlight with modern-day innovation. However, the country has a legacy and long history of innovation via their investment in education and research projects that have developed the economy.

With a further focus on green technology, the creation of eco-friendly innovations that are internationally in demand, and government funding for sustainable industries, the exports from this sector are growing even more. Add to that other primary Swedish exports, including a range of machinery and transportation equipment, chemical products, rubber products, food, clothing and textiles, furniture and wood products. These products and many more make Swedish products attractive to import into the UK from Sweden.

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So with all of the opportunities mentioned above for UK companies, importing innovative goods and products from Sweden into Britain makes sense. Even in the post-Brexit times, with additional border controls, tariffs and paperwork, there are still so many opportunities for trade, made easier by having an experienced freight forwarder on your team. Barrington Freight is a logical choice to handle your shipment with our decades of expertise and our engaged and enthusiastic team. We will guide and advise every step of the way. So give us a call and discover how we will help you get your shipment on its way and efficiently across the borders to its final destination in the UK.

Customs Responsibilities

There are many more customs regulations post-Brexit, including EORI requirements and paperwork when importing from an EU country. Be sure to get advice from your experienced customs representative to circumvent stops at the border.


Import Requirements

VAT and Duties

Customs will require freight from Sweden to the UK to pay duties and VAT, so always take advice from your freight forwarder and customs agent, plus be sure to discuss your VAT obligations with your accountant.

Road Freight to the UK from Sweden

Shipments intended for the UK from Sweden take 2-3 days express, 5-7 days for groupage, and 3-4 days for full or partial loads; however, if you want faster delivery, talk to the Barrington Freight crew.

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

If you think our services would suit your freight forwarding needs, contact us 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