Worldwide Parcel Services Highlight The Importance Of Correct Customs Paperwork

Released on: September 19, 2012, 7:12 am
Industry: Transportation / Logistics

-- /EPR NETWORK/ -- If you have never shipped a parcel to a customer abroad then you maybe unaware of the problems that it can entail, and even if you have shipped a parcel abroad before then it may have gone trouble free, however this is not the case every time. Indeed shipping parcels abroad can be a nightmare. You could sell something on eBay to someone in another country and be totally unsuspecting of the problems that maybe coming your way.

Indeed one bad experience of shipping a parcel abroad may leave you never wanting to ship another ever again. There are several reasons for this, commonly paperwork and shipping something illegal. The problem is that many of us shipping goods from our home to another country actually have no idea as to whether they are illegal there or not.

On the other hand with numerous years of experience in the courier services business then Worldwide Parcel Services knows exactly what you can and cannot ship to each country. They can provide advice on not just what you can’t ship legally, but also what may cause moral offence in certain Muslim countries. Just remember a ‘Lads’ magazine sent to a friend abroad that you may find inoffensive could cause religious offence in another country.

Also whilst a stun gun might be legal to sell in the USA, it is illegal to import one in to the majority of countries in Europe. Trying to import one could see you facing illegal arms importation charges.

Indeed when the roles are reversed and you want to send a parcel to USA from UK, the same can apply depending on the goods which are being imported. While the item might seem innocent, it could still be against the law. Most countries have their own specific import and export rules and restrictions.

So if you want to avoid any such import/export problems then you would be best to talk to one of Worldwide Parcel Services shipping experts who will be able to tell you virtually instantly as to whether you are going to encounter shipping problems or not.

This is not to say they cannot help you to ship problematic goods, indeed far from it as Worldwide Parcel Services has experts who are used to dealing with shipping parcels that could be deemed as tricky to ship by other companies.

In the majority of cases you can import or export just about anything as long as you have the right paperwork to do so, and when this involves getting the right export or import licences from the government in question then it is far easier if a shipping expert helps to do this for you. You also need to be aware that if shipping a parcel a very long distance then you will need to provide all of the relevant paperwork for each country it passes through, get this wrong and your parcel could be held up in transit or even confiscated. If you are handling the shipping yourself then you could find that you have the headache of providing all of the paperwork or sorting out any problems on your own.

Whilst it is apparent that it is good to have someone to take care of all of this paperwork, it is good to know that if you ship your parcels using Worldwide Parcel Services they will assist you in ensuring that all of the correct paperwork is shipped with your parcel and deal with any problems the parcel may encounter enroute to its destination, on your behalf, all as part of their standard parcel courier service.

Contact Details: Worldwide Parcel Services,
Unit 1, River Wharf Business Park,
Mulberry Way,
DA17 6AR

Telephone: 0844 800 0376


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