Shipping between Canada and the UK continues to grow thanks to the UK Trade Continuity Act (UK TCA) and ecommerce orders from Canada's Shopify sellers and other direct to consumer sellers. 

Jet Worldwide provides shipping solutions for ecommerce orders shipped direct to the UK from  from Montreal, Toronto and all of Canada.

Build you ecommerce business to the UK by shipping direct from Canada.  Contact our team for details.

Below, we review the following information for shipping ecommerce orders to the UK:

  • Outline of HM Customs clearance rules for ecommerce consignments imported to the UK from Canada
  • VAT collection for e-commerce/ online orders shipped to the UK from Canada
  • Common Carrier options for shipping parcels and pallets via Air to the UK
  • Informations required for a shipping quote to the UK:  See below

Disclaimer: The information in this blog is for general information only and is not intended to, constitute legal and/or tax advice.  Producers, shippers, exporters, importers should confirm their processes with their customs brokers, carriers and regulating authorities. All liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based on the contents of this site are hereby expressly disclaimed. The content on this posting is provided “as is”; no representations are made that the content is error-free.


CUSTOMS-DOUNE-GRAPHICClearance information Canada to UK shipments

Goods shipped to the UK must be accompanied by an invoice for customs or other supporting documents.

Sending parcels from Canada to the UK requires clearly defined commodity descriptions and value. UK customs considers the transaction value to include Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF)

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Duty-free status for low-value parcels

Companies who send low-value international shipments from Montreal to the United Kingdom can take advantage of the “de-minimus limit” for relief from payment of customs duty below £135.

For imports of “negligible value”

  • Up to £135: Exempt from duty. VAT is assessed 
  • Over £135 (around CAD 230): Both Duty and VAT are assessed

For imports valued under £135, the term "import vat" has been replaced with "supply VAT."   This new term reflects the idea that VAT is not longer collected at time of import but rather than from the supplier.  

Read More:  VAT prepayment for ecommerce orders to the UK

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Duty rates: shipping UK from Canada

UK customs duty rates vary from duty-free for most electronics, such as computers, tablets and cameras to 4% duty for electronic accessories (10% for accessories with batteries) and 12% for clothing, shoes and other fashion items.


Free Trade Between Canada and the UK: From CETA to TCA:

FREE-TRADE-GRAPHICThe Canada-U.K. TCA provides Canadian and UK businesses continued preferential access for goods shipped between both countries.     Ecommerce orders containing Canadian origin goods (made in Canada) can qualify for preferential duty free entry regardless of value.


Carrier Options for shipping to the UK from Canada  

jet-logo-vector-post-indiciaShipping to the United Kingdom via Canada Post

Canada Post's "Small Packet" service offers the lowest-cost option for individuals sending small parcels to the UK. Canada Post shipments to London, Manchester, Glasgow and the UK are imported and delivered by Royal Mail.

Canadian e-commerce shippers using Shopify can also benefit from Jet's low-cost option for shipping parcels direct  to the UK from Canada.

Canada Post delivery services to the United Kingdom Include:

  • Canada Post Small Packet Surface, Air and "Tracked Packet"
  • Canada Post Parcel Surface : Uncertain delivery time
  • Canada Post Xpresspost

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jet-logo-vector-airShipping to the UK via FedEx Canada and UPS Canada

FedEx and UPS are North America's largest carriers and, along with DHL, offer reliable express delivery from Canada to the UK. 

FedEx and UPS shipping UK from Canada options include:

  • Priority international air express delivery to the UK 
  • Economy international air economy delivery 

Shipping to the UK via Purolator Canada

Purolator Courier is a leading Canadian domestic carrier. Purolator provides delivery to the UK via partner carriers such as UPS.  Purolator is a division of Canada Post.


jet-logo-vectorDelivery between the UK and Canada via Jet Worldwide

  • Jet Worldwide:  A trusted brand offering international shipping for over 35 years!
  • Jet Worldwide offers options for shipping between the UK and Canada for parcels, pallets, and online orders (with Shopify integration)
  • Jet Worldwide offers transparency and logistics support.  We are not shy to recommend alternative options that are better suited for your needs.  

SEE SECTION BELOW:  INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR A SHIPPING QUOTE

Need More Information?  Contact Our Team

For a quote for shipping online orders, provide details including shipping volume, item(s) being shipped, average value and weight of each parcel.  The more details the better :).

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jet-logo-vectorGet a quote for shipping between the UK and Canada.

Jet Worldwide gives access to all companies seeking shipping quotes from Canada to the UK for parcels pallets, and online orders.   For a quote, please provide:

  • Your company name and contact details
  • Ship from Address
  • Ship To Address
  • Weight and dimensions of each piece
  • Item(s) being sent
  • Value

Click Here to Request a Quote and Information

For a quote for shipping online orders, provide details including shipping volume, item(s) being shipped, average value and weight of each parcel.  The more details the better :).


Disclaimer: The information in this blog is for general information only. Producers, shippers, exporters, importers should confirm their processes with their customs brokers, carriers and regulating authorities.

 

Written by Timothy Byrnes