From 04.01.2021, only contracted customers of DPD Eesti AS can send parcels to the United Kingdom.
Only parcels are accepted for sending, pallets cannot be sent. When sending goods from Estonia to the United Kingdom, it is necessary to arrange customs formalities for the goods.
Only standard size shipments can be sent to the UK:
• Weight no more than 31,5 kg
• Longest side no more than 175cm
• Circumcise length is no more than 300cm
Shipping to Amazon UK warehouse with DPD – it is not possible. we recommend to send goods directly to buyer without supplementing Amazon WH.
Carrying out customs procedures automatically extends the delivery time of consignments.
Customs clearance will be done for each parcel going to UK. Additional surcharge for customer will be applied - 5,60€ (+ surcharges added according to the customer's price list).
The goods are automatically returned if customs documents are missing, the Sender/Recipient data is inaccurate or needs to be added, the data needs clarification or if the shipment is oversized.
In addition to the correct parcel label the sender should attached next document to the parcel:
Export declaration - When sending a parcel to the United Kingdom, the sender of the goods must declare the goods to the Estonian Customs Agency. The consignor shall attach the export declaration (in one copy) in a document pocket fixed to the transport packaging with the invoice.
Invoice (or proforma-invoice) - An invoice must be attached to the goods (in at least three copies). The invoice must be in a document pocket fixed to the transport packaging. The invoice language should be English.
In case of a multi parcel shipment, the documents must be attached to the first parcel (parcel marked with a parcel label with the number 1/X).
A commercial or pro forma invoice is needed when you ship goods outside the European Union. It is mainly a declaration including all information relating to goods, which will be used by customs authorities in order to evaluate the duties or taxes to pay.
• A commercial invoice is used when the goods are related to a commercial transaction or for resale
• A pro forma invoice is used when sending goods without any commercial value (for example samples or gifts).
The consignor shall attach the invoice (min of 3 copies) to the package into the plastic pocket for the documents.
The invoice language should be English.
Currency – to be declared by the client. Can be any currency.
Minimum values indicated on the invoice:
• The minimum value of a document without commercial value is 0 €;
• The minimum value of the goods is 1 €;
Incoterms allowed: DAP
Invoice or proforma invoice should contain:
• Correct description of goods
• No HS code is required if description of goods is detailed
• Sender details: address, EORI number, phone number, e-mail address
• Sender VAT number in case of B2 shipment
• Receiver details: address, EORI number, phone number (mandatory!), e-mail address (optional)
• HMRC (SPRN) number of sender in case of B2 shipment with value below 135£
• Value of goods
• Parcel number
• Country of origin for the goods
Correct shipment data is mandatory.
Start looking up HS (Harmonisation) codes for the products that you wish to export from the EU.
These HS codes are also known as Commodity Codes or Customs tariff numbers.
These codes let Customs know what your product is, and what VAT or Duty rate to charge for the goods.
Goods cannot be exported or imported without these HS codes. If you have a number of different products to sell, you should start compiling these codes now.
Here is a link for the Taric site for the EU: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs
This site will help you to find your HS codes.
1 to 6 are world wide identical (except some countries)
7 to 10 : details of the commodities
11 to 14 : additional code at import impacted the duty code
Apply for an EORI number if you do not already ship goods outside the EU. EORI stands for Economic Operators Registration and Identification number.
This number will be required for your business to export goods to the UK and will be required for your business to import goods from the UK into the EU.
Registration for the EORI is straightforward and can be done via the website of local customs authorities, where usually a guide show you exactly what to do.
It can take up to 3 days for this EORI number to be live. Remember that if you attempt to import from, or export to, the UK (or any country outside the EU) without this number, your goods will be held.
Example of EORI number: PL1234567890ABCDE for a Polish exporter (country code PL) whose unique national number is 1234567890ABCDE.
EORI requirements for shipping:
B2B – both sender‘s and receiver‘s EORI are mandatory;
B2C – only EORI of sender is mandatory;
The EORI number is structured as follows:
HMRC registration number = HMRC VAT registration number = SPRN (Small Parcel Registration Number)
How can I get my SPRN Number?
You can get SPRN number here.
HRMC = Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. This is the UK administration in charge of the revenue and customs.
If you will mark the SPRN number at the invoice – the VAT for goods with value below 135£ sent from a business customer to a UK buyer, is due by the sender. Sender will pay VAT no matter the incoterm and no matter the consignee type (company or private person). Transportation cost is not concerned by HMRC regulations. The threshold of £135 only concerns the value of the goods.
For goods with value over 135£ VAT will be paid by receiver.
HMRC VAT registration number must appear on the invoice.
Like the EORI number, the HMRC VAT registration number will be part of the information to be checked before validating the data and sending the parcel.
The parcels will be customs cleared using the shipper’s HMRC VAT registration number and delivered without any “stop” (no storage waiting for duties & taxes to be paid)