Not having the relevant knowledge to navigate customs can cause delays to your shipments and cost you money. It's important to know what taxes have to be paid and to have a complete and comprehensive commercial invoice.
Goods sent internationally are often subject to fees from customs. Since these vary according to the destination and the shipment value, make sure you are fully aware of what you or the receiver will have to pay.
Many countries have strict controls on what can enter or leave the country, with goods running the risk of being held or destroyed for non-compliance. Don’t forget to research prohibited and restricted goods applicable to your destination.
Ensuring your goods are packed correctly reduces the risk of delays and damage during transit. It is worth taking the extra time to pack and label your shipment as well as making sure it is compliant with country-specific regulations.
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Shipping to Asia can be a critical step for businesses around the globe. With a population of 2.7 billion people in India and China alone, many of whom make up part of a rapidly growing middle class, it is no surprise that the East has become a focus for exports. Businesses have already recognised the exploding demand for luxury goods, specialist equipment and raw materials – a trend that isn’t set to change any time soon.
As a diverse continent with a huge demand for goods from other countries, exporting to Europe can expand the reach of your business exponentially. Furthermore, the advanced transport infrastructure and common EU import regulations make it easier to ship to than other markets. With EU member states making up five of the top ten largest consumer economies, Europe remains an extremely safe bet.
Comprising a huge established consumer economy in the North with one of the world’s most rapidly growing economies in LATAM, America can be a diverse and lucrative market for businesses looking to grow their exports. A boom in demand for luxury goods in Mexico and Brazil in particular has made the American market very attractive for exporters.
The time it takes goods to be delivered will vary according to the shipment type, the destination and the service selected. You can get an overview of available options by going to Ship Now.
Shipments can be easily tracked by entering your shipment number or customer reference in
Track & Trace.
A commercial invoice is a document containing information about an international shipment. It is required for all goods crossing international borders and can be used as a customs declaration.
Incoterms or International Commercial Terms are globally accepted three-letter terms used to communicate important information about shipped goods.
All of TNT’s core international services have specific size and weight restrictions. Further information can be found on the Calculating Size and Weight page.
Yes, you can. Export shipments can be arranged through either Ship Now or myTNT, whereas import shipments are only available through myTNT.