How to export to the EU

How to Export to Europe

How to Export to Europe from UK ?


How to Export to Europe after Brexit, effective 1st January 2020, the United Kingdom; Great Britain will leave the European union as a member off the EU.  This means that we will no longer be part of the free movement of goods within the EU. Thus, will requiring all UK Exporters and Importers requiring to provide additional information re your products leaving or entering the UK.

What does this mean for your export or import business?

  1. You will need to declare additional information for all chilled / frozen goods being  shipped between UK and European Union.

  2. Every item will need to be declared accurately.

  3. Compliance is key and you are responsible for the information you provide to customs.

  4. You will be required to retain records for all goods moved for 6 years Customs.


We at Cool Cargo have been working hard to prepare and are in good position to respond to the changes that are coming with the UK leaving the EU, we are here to help you prepare for your chilled / frozen export or imports. Cool Cargo can make export customs declarations on your behalf, authorisation by you may be required for either Exports or Imports, therefore if you haven't already done so please contact our Customer services.


So what do I need to Do to export to the EU ?

From 1st January 2020. you will be required to provide a Commercial Invoice (Electronically) that should include all the relevant export data re your product to enter the EU. What will happen if no information is provided at all re the Export


Your Goods will not be able to be despatched or exported until customs information has been provided and customs have cleared the shipment allowing it to leave the UK and enter the EU.


EU or UK Border control may decide to check your shipment which may also incur fines increasing

your costs. To minimise any delays Cool Cargo will perform a number of checks to ensure you have

provided all relevant information prior to the dispatch.


What information do I need to export to the EU ?


What Information do I need on my Invoice to Export to the EU? Cool Cargo have a check list for you to check against that be required for to arrange your export of chilled or frozen goods from the UK to EU.


• UK Shipper Full Details

• UK registered EORI number


• Full Receiver Details in the EU

• Receivers Registered EU EORI number                                         

• Export licenses for any goods that require one                             

• Commercial Invoice to include the following

Customs Procedure Code

• Goods Description

Commodity Code

• Goods Value

• Quantity

• Weight

• Country of Origin

• Licence where applicable

• Reason for Export


Use full Links for Exporting to the EU.

•  UK Trade Tariff
•  UK Global External Tariff
•  UK Tool for Exports
•  EU EORI Validator
•  Sanctions and embargoes
•  Export Control Organisation: SPIRE
•  Market Access Database
•  Customs Procedure Codes
•  Customs Information Papers

Export Chilled and frozen delivery service to Europe from United Kingdom to following EU destinations Austria, Italy, Belgium, Latvia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Croatia, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Malta, Czech Rep. Netherlands, Denmark, Poland, Estonia, Portugal, Finland, Romania, France, Slovakia, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Spain, Hungary, Sweden, Ireland. Effta. Norway and Switzerland, 

List of countries in EU Schengen area:-

  • Austria

  • Belgium

  • Czechia

  • Denmark

  • Estonia

  • Finland

  • France

  • Germany

  • Greece

  • Hungary

  • Iceland

  • Italy

  • Latvia

  • Liechtenstein

  • Lithuania

  • Luxembourg

  • Malta

  • Netherlands

  • Norway

  • Poland

  • Portugal

  • Slovakia

  • Slovenia

  • Spain

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

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