Guide

Moving your goods

Introduction

All businesses need to transport goods at some time or other. If you're an importer or exporter and you move goods within and/or outside the European Union, you need to understand the legal and regulatory requirements that your consignments have to comply with.

You need to be careful when choosing the mode and route for your consignments because these factors can impact on your transport costs. You may also have to use more than one mode of transport to get your consignments to their final destinations.

This guide provides an overview of the movement of goods and how to choose the right mode and route for your imports and exports. It also sets out the paperwork you must complete and how best to protect, package and label your consignments.

For more detailed information see our sections on transporting your goods and preparing goods for transport.