When shipping between the UK and Europe there are key considerations that must be fully checked and actioned as required. UPN IT systems and paperwork support are fully compliant for application within any external systems.
For any specific enquiries refer to the specific “Country Contacts” information here –
Every shipment between GB and Northern Ireland/Europe needs a commercial invoice with information for customs authorities. Please click this link below for what needs to be done –
It should be noted that there will be costs for the Export and Import customs clearance declarations.
Your customers who elect to use UPN member partners for European shipments will need to complete authorisation forms for each partner member that they intend to use ahead of any shipments after 1st January 2021
NB – “Deliveries travelling to Amazon DC’s in France will only be accepted under DDP IncoTerms. Amazon are unwilling to pay any import duties/VAT and therefore the responsibility must lie with the Exporter to pay these charges in Euros to ‘ECL’ at the time the consignment is manifested to ensure delivery”
Wood packaging material (WPM) is known to introduce harmful tree and forestry pests and diseases. If you import or export any goods using WPM or supply WPM to businesses, you need to follow the rules to meet ISPM15 international standards from 1 January 2021.
This is so you can move them between Great Britain (GB), England, Scotland, Wales and other countries including EU member states and Switzerland.
Wood packaging material (WPM) includes – packing cases, boxes, crates, drums and similar containers, pallets, box pallets, pallet collars and other load boards, dunnage (loose wood used to protect goods and their packaging)
The rules do not apply to processed, non-solid WPM like plywood, raw wood that’s 6mm thick or less, barrels for wines and spirits or gift boxes made from processed wood, sawdust, shavings, or cardboard (as packing material).