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Removals to Denmark

Being a member state of European Union, WTO, World Customs organization, OPCW, CITES and other trade related global and regional organizations, Denmark is quite the perfect destination for expats and business people alike. Needless to say, this is one of the most lucrative countries for the logistics and freight industry as people move items in and out of the country.

Shipping to Denmark

Freight shipping to Denmark can be done in 3 ways: road, air and road

Air Freight          Road Freight        Sea Freight
         
This is usually the perfect freight option for time sensitive cargo. When looking for a quote, keep in mind that it only indicates transport up to the airport. This means that you will need to pay additional charges yourself for such services as kerbside delivery, handling, storage, duties and taxes, quarantine fees etc   This is the perfect option for items that are in Denmark’s neighborhood. This service usually includes kerbside pick up and deliveries, though it is important to clarify that before signing the contract. However, the fee, in most cases, does not include packing or handling.   This is the perfect option for bulky items that are not too urgent. Ocean shipping can take days or weeks; it depends on the freight services being used. This option is ideal for vehicles, industrial goods and household goods among other items. 

Freight services start way before the containers hit the truck, ship or cargo plane. For starters, you should be aware of the restrictions that are imposed on anything moving into the country. This means that there are some things you cannot take with you into Denmark if you are relocating. The list of prohibited items will depend on the policies of your courier in addition to government restrictions.

General Import Restrictions

There are a few things that require regulatory and customs clearances before they are allowed into the country. These items include (but are not limited to) the following;

Human body parts, corpses or animal body parts, embryos or disinterred/cremated remains, live animals and insects and wildlife
Explosives, firearms, and other weaponry
Perishable goods such as foodstuff that require refrigeration or other controls
Plants and other materials such as flowers
Money in cash or negotiable instruments such as bonds and stocks, as well as gambling and lottery devices
Shipment containing hazardous wastes, or if it is deemed to cause harm or damage to people, equipment or other items on the shipment
Shipment that is strictly forbidden n or out of the country as well as shipment that has a declared custom value for its specific destination
Items that are poorly packaged causing leakage or emitting odors
Items that are subject to trade zone restrictions

General Documents Needed When Shipping To Denmark

The cargo being transported will heavily influence the documents to accompany the shipment. However, there are some documents that are required for all shipments. The exporter should work closely with the importer to ensure that the necessary licenses are obtained. These documents include

Certificate of origin showing where the item comes from

Bill of lading

Air waybill

Quotas

Commercial invoices

Import licenses

Import duties and taxes certificates

Excise duties

Technical Barriers to Trade certifications

Customs valuation

Import/export forms for goods that are under preferential duty or exemption

General Clearance Process

Now, once your shipment gets to Denmark, it goes through a clearance process. the process will largely depend on the cargo. However, the general process for all imports include the following steps

Once the cargo lands, it is classified as either for transit, storage consumption or re-exportation. The cargo further goes through customs. If the good come from a member country of EU and have not been cleared anywhere, they are categorized differently from goods that have been cleared by customs of another EU member. 

The importer is then asked to present all the required documents after which the cargo is released if all the fees and charges are duly cleared.

Costs Incurred Include

Other than the regular cost of transportation that you pay to the courier company, you need to be aware of various other cots that you will incur in the process of shipping to Denmark. Some of these costs include;

Taxes and stamp duty

Custom fees

Invoice fees

Examination/testing fees

Excise duty

Insurance

Storage

Transport to and from shipping yard

Duty rates depending on the items being shipped

When Picking the Right Logistics Company

There are so many companies that offer freight shipping to Denmark, and it can be overwhelming for a beginner. A few pointers can make the selection process a lot easier.

Research on the companies that are best reputed for their flawless shipping services to Denmark. Ask for a quote and consider how informed, professional and helpful they are. Let them explain to you exactly what you will be required to do. Once you are satisfied with their quote, policies, terms and conditions, get the contract. Look carefully through the fine print before signing. 

 

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