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important information about cargo SHipping to The UK

Cargo Shipping To UK

The United Kingdom (UK) draws tourists from all over the world, and it is a popular place for people to immigrate.
If you are one of the many people interested in moving or shipping to the UK, you can ship your household belongings and vehicles with few restrictions.  You can ship household goods to the UK duty free if you have owned them for at least six months and keep them in your possession for the year following their import.

Regulations For Cargo Shipping To UK

The United Kingdom does have a few cargo shipping regulations to consider before you make plans for moving to the UK.  Here are some examples of items that are restricted from shipping to UK:
  • Weapons, drugs or obscene material
  • Radio transmitters
  • Cordless telephones
  • Meat and dairy products
  • Endangered animals
Meat and dairy products are prohibited from cargo shipments to the UK because they may carry certain diseases that could negatively impact the country’s environment. Endangered animals are not allowed to be imported to the UK, and this includes their byproducts such as shoes, clothing, purses, and belts.

Also, food shipping to the UK is not advisable because your cargo shipment may be required to go through additional screenings. You are allowed to bring in a small amount of food if you really need to, but definitely avoid shipping vegetables or fruits that have loose soil on them because they could carry a disease.

Ship A Car To UK

You can ship a car to UK duty free if you have owned the vehicle for at least six months and you are not going to sell it for one year once it arrives. If you have not had the car for at least six months, you will have to pay some taxes.  It's important to remember that the United Kingdom has left handed traffic, meaning cars drive on the left and the steering wheels are also on the left.  You can still import an American car to the UK or a vehicle from another country that uses right handed traffic since right handed vehicles are legal in the UK.

Remember to take into consideration extra maintenance costs for a non-standard car in the UK. The Ministry of Transportation also sets standards for vehicles imported to the UK. Cargo Experts can provide guidance on car shipping to UK and how you can find out more about the modifications your vehicle may need. 

Bringing Pets To The UK

Are you interested in bringing pets to the UK? In January 2012 the United Kingdom changed some regulations to make it easier for people interested in bringing pets to the UK.  UK government websites provide more detailed information about importing cats and dogs and other animals to the United Kingdom from an approved country.

Shipping to the UK can be an easy process if you follow the country's import rules. The immigration process can take awhile to complete, so getting the correct forms in order before you ship is important.

Call Cargo Experts toll free call today at 866-994-7822 with any questions you might have about cargo shipping to the UK, or for a free freight quote for your cargo shipment to the UK.

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