Shipping goods between Thailand and United Kingdom
SIAM Shipping offers you a complete range of services for your shipments from Thailand to the UK. We have been handling shipments from both countries over the past decade. Our strong experience and expertise allow us to better match your needs. SIAM Shipping can take care of your products from door to door at the best rates.
We ensure a regular traffic to the United Kingdom for any type of volume, from the smallest luggage to the Full Container Load, to any place. Whether your need us to ship by air or by sea freight, SIAM Shipping provides high quality service suited to your needs.
As an experienced freight forwarder, we can even take care of any specific cargo you may want to import into the Kingdom.
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Our customs broker inform you
Customs clearance in United Kingdom
*Every single shipment you want to import into the Kingdom has to go through customs for further controls.
You may have to pay VAT, potential customs duty or excise duty to get your shipment cleared.
It should also be noted that:
- You pay an excise tax on any alcohol or tobacco sent to the EU
- Goods must be declared properly to ensure a smooth customs clearance
It is important to be in full compliance with the latest regulation, otherwise the risk is that your shipment will end up being seized by the authorities.
GST and Customs Duty
The standard rate of VAT is now at 20%, since 4 January 2011.
*Some things are not subject to VAT, eg postage stamps, financial and property transactions.
Paying duty on imports from Thailand
You usually have to pay duty on products brought from non-EU countries when they’re first imported into the EU.
The amount to be paid varies according to the classification, determined by the UK Trade Tariff and depending on their final use. No shipment can be released without the payment of all duty payable and UK vat.
You might be subject to an exemption of duty charges and VAT refund for specific import processes from Thailand, for example if you need to import for a specific amount of time some products before moving them to another country.
Specific case : The gift
*When you exceed the maximum value not subject to customs duty, you are subject to this tax.
Let’s take the following examples. You want to ship some gifts from Thailand to the UK for your family/friends, you have to consider the following duty rates:
Customs contact in Thailand
Customs contact in United Kingdom
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Prohibited & restricted items
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SEA FREIGHT FROM/TO UNITED KINGDOM
Port of London
The Port of London is amongst the largest ports in the world, and the UK’s second largest one, after the Port of Felixstowe.
This port can handle all types of cargo, cruisers, roll-on roll-off ships, etc. This is a key logistic hub, to which we ship most of our shipments to the UK.
Port of Southampton
The Port of Southampton is a deep-sea terminal, the second largest in Britain. It is mainly appreciated for its updated connection to the city. In fact, the port is directly served by a renovated railway line, able to handle large loading gauge, and thus taller containers.
Port of Felixtowe
The Port of Felixstowe is the busiest container port in the UK, accounting for 42% of containerized trade. It is Europe’s sixth busiest port. In this way, SIAM Shipping is aware that ensuring a strong presence and regular traffic to this port is essential to your business activities.
*This is why we also ship to Dover, Immingham, and much more!
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*Please note that those transit times are just indicative timing between Thailand and Vietnam
Sea freight rates
Sea Freight is the best option for you if time is not your main concern. If you are mainly wanting to save money over time, ocean freight is recommended.
In fact, sea freight comes with two main benefits: you can ship high volumes, at the best price. This can be particularly interesting for regular traffic with high volumes between both countries.
As mentioned above, SIAM Shipping can offer every kind of service for every single type of volume! Our main goal is to adapt our offer to your needs and requirements.
Heathrow Airport (London)
Heathrow is ranked amongst the busiest airports in Europe (4th). This is the Britain’s busiest cargo terminal.
All major Cargo Airlines are based in this airport such as DHL Aviation, Qatar Airways, Emirates SkyCargo, etc.
In this way, this enables SIAM Shipping to benefit from an amazing flexibility once the shipment is arrived in the UK, thanks to the multitude of on-site forwarders.
Gatwick Airport (London)
Gatwick Airport is another key logistic hub, located in the South-East part of England, approximately 50kms from Central London.
This is the second-busiest airport of the country, and the eighth-busiest in Europe.
Depending on where you need to be delivered in London, and also on the type of flight you need, we can ship whether to Heathrow or Gatwick.
Manchester Airport hosts a World Freight Terminal, handling cargo freight services, and cargo shipped on passenger aircrafts, making it a major place for importations to the UK.
More than 100 freight forwarding companies are based in this airport.
At SIAM Shipping, we can ensure door-to-door services, providing deliveries to any location within the Kingdom, thanks to our strong network at destination.
Whether you need your goods to be delivered in Bristol, Liverpool, London, Leicester, or anywhere else, we have a solution for you!
*Just contact your SIAM Expert now to figure out the best logistic solution.
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In fact, air freight transit times vary according to various factors:
- Different budget, different transit times
At SIAM Shipping, our main concern is to adapt our offer to your expectations and budget. Thus, whether you need an urgent shipment on the next available flight, express shipping, or a standard air freight service, we have a tailored solution for you.
However, as you can guess, the transit time will be shorter if we book an urgent shipment, as compared to a regular air freight service, requiring 2 or 3 days more usually.
- Transit times are not only made up of flight duration
When forecasting transit times, flight duration is not the only factor we have to take into consideration.
All other logistic steps have to be considered:
- Customs clearance
*Contact us now. Our experienced staff will put their experience and expertise at your disposal to forecast transit times.
Air freight rates
*Air freight is all about quick deliveries and efficiency. Obviously, this comes with a greater cost than ocean shipping.
As every shipment is different, it is not useful to provide you with approximate shipping costs, as it depends on the type of cargo you want to ship, the volume, the weight, the destination, etc.
We thought it would be more useful to help you understand how professionals like SIAM Shipping calculate shipping rates.
The rule every company will use is to multiply the volume of your shipment in CBM by 167. For example, if you need to ship the following parcel: W: 120cm, H: 67, L:46, the total volume is 0.37m3 (rounded). If you multiply it by 167, the volumetric weight of your air shipment is 61.76kgs.
Now you have two options:
- The real weight of your parcel is greater than the volumetric weight
- The volumetric weight is greater than the real weight of your parcel
We always take into consideration the greater weight when calculating rates. In this case, if your parcel weighs at 50kgs, we’ll be using the volumetric weight of 61.76kgs when quoting you.
Despite this, the weight is not the only factor affecting the quotation.
Naturally, the price will also depend on the service you require. A door-to-door service will obviously be more expensive than a door-to-airport.
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