|Area:||94,060 sq. miles|
|Top 5 Largest Cities:||1. London 2. Glasgow 3. Birmingham 4. Liverpool 5. Edinburgh|
|Lanuage:||English, Welsh and Scots Gaelic|
|Climate:||Temperate and rainy|
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To assist clearing your household goods, Customs requires a number of documents. As member of the European Union (EU), passing through Customs is extremely easy.
Import Declaration – A document stating the household goods being shipped.
Certificate of Origin – Gives verification of which country your household goods are manufactured in.
There are specifics when it comes to the importing and clearing Customs. Below you will find common documents needed to identify you and your HHGS shipment.
Once your household goods have arrived in the United Kingdom along with your documents, both are subjected to examination by Customs. A Customs officer will examine your household goods to determine the value, correct markings, proper invoicing, existence of prohibited items, damages, deterioration and illegal narcotics. It’s important to assure all items are properly described and accounted for to avoid any delays or seizure of items. Once your items are approved for release, they are safeguarded by the proper officers
Once your items has arrived to the United Kingdom, satisfying duties and taxes will be your responsibility prior to Customs clearance. Duties can vary from 0 to 20%. Your Value Added Tax (VAT) will be a standard of 20%.
As part of the EU, there are duty-free opportunities with restrictions. Please venture below to learn what is duty-free and its exceptions.
If moving from a European Union country, all HHGS will be duty-free with the restrictions below to deem as personal use, not for commercial use or sale:
If moving from a non-European Union country, the following HHGS can be imported by persons 17 years or older duty-free.
All labeling must be done in the English Language.
Not every item is accepted into the United Kingdom for the sake of the community and the environment. The following are items classified as prohibited:
Some items are permitted into the UK with a degree of exceptions. Please review the restricted items below to avoid any additional delays or charges.
The liability for duties are paid once Customs has cleared your shipment for release. There are no options of prepaid duties or taxes prior to exportation from a foreign country. Once your shipment is filed with CBP, the party and only the party listed as the receiver can pick up the shipment. If household goods are warehoused, the party of liability can be changed to another party, most whom purchased the goods. The Customs broker cannot pay duties, but can accept a check written out to the Customs and Border Protection to forward. Once items are received, all articles are deemed owned by the receiver and no longer in ownership of the CBP.
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All information featured above is for viewing purposes only. To obtain up-to-date information about overseas shipment, please notify your nearest Consulate.