Shipping food abroad can be a logistical nightmare. With so many rules and regulations to meet, plus weight and quantity limits, any mistake can see your precious packages delayed, seized or even destroyed.
That’s why we’ve created a guide to sending food abroad – including what foods you can and can’t ship and how PACK & SEND can help you get your edible goods around the world safely and on time.
Whether you’re looking to share tasty home treats with loved ones abroad or sending them as a gift, food products must be securely packed and labelled.
When packing foods for international shipping, consider that:
It’s also important to bear in mind that transit can be rough on parcels, with movement and impact fairly common in international shipments. So, delicate parcels, like those containing food, should be protected with adequate material padding.
Food parcels should be wrapped tightly and filled with foam or other cushioning materials to avoid movement during transit and withstand impact.packing solutions
Every country has its own customs and import regulations – with some countries stricter than others. If you’re shipping food abroad to the EU, be aware that the rules have changed slightly as of January 1st, 2021. Click here to find out how Brexit will affect your shipping plans.
Knowing exactly what can and cannot be imported to your chosen country saves you from potentially having your parcel seized or destroyed at the border.
Luckily, PACK & SEND can guide you through the process. Our expert team provides tailored advice and hands-on assistance to help your package clear customs. So, you can ship food around the world hassle-free.find out more
While some food items can cross borders without fuss, others require specialised permits or may even be banned from import in certain countries. Problematic items are usually split into two distinct groups – restricted and prohibited items – which can be confusing.
Restricted items are allowed for import but only in limited quantities, whereas prohibited items aren’t allowed to be shipped into the country under any circumstances.
Understanding what’s included in each country’s import rules and regulations is our job. At PACK & SEND we work with you to get your food shipped abroad securely and promptly, minimising border delays.Find out more
No matter the value of your items, it’s important to be covered against potential loss, damage, and theft.
When shipping food, its important to remember that not all types of food and foodstuffs can be covered under warranty – mainly perishable items – and you should check out our comprehensive warranty coverage for full details. At PACK & SEND, we’re more than happy to guide you through the process and work with you to find the best solution for your package.Warranty Protection
PACK & SEND knows what it takes to pack and deliver food parcels around the world. Our 25+ years of experience collecting, packing, and delivering food internationally makes us your ultimate shipping solution.Find out more
Foods can be safely packed by PACK & SEND for safe shipping all around the world. Whether your food needs special care or proper packing so it isn’t damaged through transit we can help your foods get whatever is required.
PACK & SEND can ship food anywhere in the world. However, some foods do require special permits to be sent to cross borders. If you are unsure if your food falls into this category, contact your nearest PACK & SEND service centre who will be able to let you know if your food can be sent.
At PACK & SEND we offer comprehensive loss and damage cover for all shipments of foods regardless of their value. This cover does only apply to goods that have been packed and shipped by PACK & SEND and cannot be offered as a product for goods that are being shipped by a third party. Contact your nearest PACK & SEND service centre to find out how they can organise this for your shipment.
At PACK & SEND we know how important it is for you to reach all your international destinations via a single service provider.
We provide a wide range of options for your international shipping solutions to ensure that you can always find the service you need depending on the package that you need to send overseas.
PACK & SEND are truly the experts when it comes to custom packaging and crating those fragile, large, awkward and valuable items like computers, servers, artworks and antiques.
We specialise in accessing the right type of packaging for any item and using all other resources available to protect your shipment.
We take every care to make sure that your items stay safe during transit.
However, for complete peace of mind when you send your shipments domestically or internationally, we provide Gold Service protection to cover you for loss or damage to your important shipments
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