All international deliveries from the UK require customs documentation. This will be a commercial invoice. When you work with a courier service, they’ll provide these forms and help you complete them accurately.
These must be completed in detail or you risk delays in delivery or even your parcel being rejected at the border.
This means completing each section in full. For example, if you’re sending a toy as a gift to family or friends in Belgium, don’t simply write ‘toy’ on the customs form. Instead, specify ‘1 x Lego boat set’.
When importing goods to Belgium, any customs fees and import VAT will be charged to the recipient – so, it’s worth considering this if you’re looking to send valuable gifts.
This includes VAT and clearance fees for any parcels valued over 22 EUR, plus additional customs duties for packages valued over 150 EUR.
When you partner with PACK & SEND, we support you at every stage – from navigating regional shipping rules to packing and sending your items around the world.
Our service centre experts boast over 25 years’ experience delivering safe and secure courier services. And our comprehensive cover gives you peace of mind even if the worst happens – protecting you against loss or damage in transit.
When shipping items to Belgium it is important to take into account things that are prohibited for import. These things include some jewellery, certain artworks or collectables and parcels over the value of €25,000. A full list of prohibited items can be found here – https://www.bpost.be/sites/default/files/terms-conditions/GTC_Parcels_customer_current.pdf. Whilst these goods are prohibited for import, solutions can be found in some circumstances, contact your local service centre for more information.
What ways are there to get an item to Belgium?
Shipments to Belgium can be organised by either road or air freight by PACK & SEND.
How long will my things take to reach Belgium?
PACK & SEND estimates that sending items to Belgium can take 3-4 working days. This can be subject to change however as a result of customs clearance.