Importing Freight from the UK
The world’s largest empire, the British Empire, was built on trade. Add to that, Britain’s strategic position between Europe and North America, and London’s position as the world’s leading financial centre (it wrested that title back from New York in 2015), it’s economy is geared for business. Good business demands good logistics, and makes the top ten on the World Bank’s logistics performance index (8th position).
The country has the world’s 18th busiest cargo traffic airport (Heathrow) and the 36th busiest container port (Felixstowe).
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Top UK Export Commodities
|Industrial Machinery||$64.4 billion|
|Precious Stones & Metals||$54.8 billion|
|Motor Vehicles & Parts||$50.2 billion|
|Oil & Mineral Fuels||$32.7 billion|
UK Import Trends
Ocean Exports from the US to the UK
Ocean Exports from China to the UK
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List of Import/Export Ports in the UK
|Port||UN Port Code|
|Port of London||LON|
|Port of Felixstowe||FXT|
|Port of Grangemouth||GRG|
|Port of Immingham||IMM|
|Port of Liverpool||LIV|
|Port of Thamesport||THP|
|Port of Southampton||STN|
|Port of Teesport||MID|
|Port of Tilbury||LON|
Import Taxes From the UK
- All VAT on goods sent from non-EU countries must be paid by the receiver
- Gifts worth more than 39 Euro
- Other goods worth more than 15 Europe
- Alcohol, tobacco, fragrances
- If goods are not declared, they may be seized
- For more information on UK tax laws, please see here
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