Tax: up to 20%

Duties: up to 22%

Restricted items: n/a

Non-working days: Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays

Lead times: 1-2 weeks

Best Carrier option: Freight Forwarder or Courier

Prominent Languages: English

The Complexities of Importing into the UK

The UK has recently become a pain point for many companies, particularly those within the European Union (EU). The implementation of Brexit in January 2021 and the resulting removal of the UK from the EU means that there is no longer free trade between the EU and UK, even with its borderless neighbor, Ireland.

EU companies now must navigate a complex UK import system, while those UK companies exporting to the EU are now required to acquire export licenses. While the UK seems to be maintaining its position as the technological heart of Europe, many smaller companies have struggled to navigate the complexities of import and export to their European and global clients.

How TecEx Can Help You Import into the UK

TecEx has successfully navigated thousands of complex shipments both into and out of the UK. When shipping with TecEx you gain access to our established licenses, including our OIEL (Open Individual Export License). This can drastically shorten lead times and mitigate risk. We provide a full DDP service covering both IOR and EOR. We source all compliance on your behalf and ensure first-time clearance every time 

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