Importing and exporting by post

Introduction

Guide

Royal Mail Group (RMG) is the UK’s designated Universal Postal Union Provider.

An express carrier is a company that delivers parcels (express consignments) within a set timeframe, offering a door-to-door collection and delivery service. It may include:

  • express couriers
  • fast parcel operators
  • freight forwarders

This guide will help you understand more about how to declare goods when importing by post, calculating customs charges when importing by post and how to pay outstanding charges on goods imported by post.