Exporting goods outside the EU: shipping solutions and logistics services
The regulations and procedure for shipping and exporting goods outside EU countries can differ greatly depending on the origin and destination you wish to ship to. Likewise, the export shipping documentation required for each import-export procedure may be more complex compared to when shipping domestically: exporting goods or cargo to Australia will require different documentation than exporting goods to USA, for example. At Eurosender, we are experts on global shipping solutions as part of import-export process and offer a range of logistics services to suit any type of export-shipping of goods and cargo, as well as professional advice in your language, when you need it.
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Export consignment dispatch outside the EU: shipping services and logistics solutions
The export procedure for shipping goods outside the EU
- Once collected by the import-export logistics provider, your goods will go through export clearance at the carrier’s warehouse. You will be asked to provide the Sales Invoice, Bill of Lading, Certificate of Origin and an export license if applicable.
- Once cleared for export, the cargo is loaded for transport.
- Upon arrival at the destination’s port of entry, the parcel will be inspected by local customs and the export-import shipping documentation checked. Customs fees, duties and taxes will then be applied.
- Import duties and applicable taxes must be paid by either party, depending on the incoterms, in order to be released by customs.
- The goods can now continue their journey to the final destination.
- Upon delivery, the recipient should inspect the items to ensure no damage or loss has occurred during transport.
What to consider when exporting goods and cargo outside the EU
If you are thinking of dispatching an export consignment overseas as part of an export trade, you should first be aware of any restrictions which may prevent certain goods from being transported or imported into a particular country. As most countries have their own alliances and agreements when it comes to importing goods from abroad, these factors include:
- Export controls: which restrict or forbid certain items from entering the country, or require the goods to be accompanied by a specific export license.
- International sanctions and embargoed countries: restrictions on certain goods or certain countries due to political, economic, or defence reasons in order to protect national interests and human rights, makes exporting goods even more challenging and higher export costs may arise.
- Restricted parties: certain individuals or organisations which are identified as engaging in terrorism, drugs, weapons or human trafficking may be blocked from export trade.
Step by step guide to export goods or products outside the EU
Once you have established that it is possible to export your goods to a particular destination, there are several other factors to consider before transporting goods abroad to destinations outside the EU or any other free-trade zone:
The export shipping documentation checklist
It is important to remember when dispatching an export consignment outside the EU that, depending on the type of products or cargo you wish to ship and the destination, different forms, documents and licenses may be required. Below is the list of shipping documentation required for export customs clearance:
- Commercial invoice: which includes information about the goods being exported, quantity, value and seller’s details.
- Packing list: stating the materials enclosed and the export packaging materials used for shipping the goods. This is especially important for insurance claims.
- Bill of lading: which serves as proof of collection of the dispatched export goods or cargo by the courier company and states what is being shipped, origin, destination and condition of goods for export shipping.
- Certificate of origin: provided by the manufacturer, specifying the country of production of the goods being exported outside the EU.
- Certificate of conformity: is required by some countries in the case that goods are to be tested and analysed before their export dispatch. It is the sender’s responsibility to ensure that the manufactured goods are tested in the country of origin.
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FAQ about shipping goods and cargo for export outside the EU
- Value of goods being exported: which determines the amount of customs duties and VAT to be paid in the country of import. To avoid delays during the import and export procedure it is important to quote the cargo value accurately on the Purchase order, Commercial invoice or Proforma invoice
- Customs tariff: according to the HS classification of the exported goods or products. Some commodities are subject to higher tariffs during the export-import customs clearance than others.
- Origin of the goods: as many trade zones benefit from lower tax rates due to a special import-export arrangement, while others impose higher import taxes to be paid due to anti-dumping duties, trade embargoes or quota restrictions.
- Become a registered user to create your own free logistics department and start controlling your export shipment dispatches more efficiently
- Place your export order on our platform and enjoy faster bookings with customised settings according to your own preferences and extra payment options
- Or, request an individual offer for international export shipments and ask our experts about additional insurance options
- Prepare your export shipment according to our packaging guidelines to ensure your goods are protected
- Don’t seal your parcels immediately – as export-import logistics providers must check the contents for prohibited and restricted items first