Formed in 1993 after the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic has made impressive gains in a short number of years to become a developed country with a high income and high living standards.
One of the gems in the nation's crown is a thriving tourist industry, which makes up over 5% of the Czech Republic's gross national product and relies on the country's long cultural history and diverse heritage. The Czech Republic’s capital, Prague, is the fifth most visited city in Europe, and it was ranked sixth on TripAdvisor’s 2016 list of best destinations in the world.
Bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Poland and Germany - its main trading partner - the Central European country hasn't been held back by its landlocked status. The Czech Republic joined the European Union in 2004 as part of the A8 group, and has since become a key player in the Union. It has the lowest unemployment rate of any member state, and its GDP is almost 90% of the EU average, among the highest in Central and Eastern Europe.
Its robust, prosperous economy gives it strong potential as a trading partner for many different businesses - over 300 British companies operate in the Czech Republic's market, and global companies run operations from Prague, including Rolls Royce and BAE Systems. ParcelBroker is able to offer affordable rates and peace of mind for anyone sending a parcel to the Czech Republic.
Do I need to deal with customs when sending from the UK to the Czech Republic?
As the Czech Republic is a member of the EU, you don’t need to deal with customs when your parcel is being shipped from the UK. Additionally, you do not require customs documentation.
How much does it cost to send a parcel from the UK to the Czech Republic?
With postage starting at just £16.74 +VAT, it is very cheap to book delivery with ParcelBroker - but this doesn’t mean compromising on safety or quality. For this competitive price, you get full tracking and a signature on delivery, so you can be certain that your items will arrive securely at the right destination.
How should I address my parcel for delivery to the Czech Republic?
The address format for parcels to the Czech Republic is not dissimilar to the UK style. Start with your addressee’s name, followed by the street name and building or street number (often two numbers separated by a forward slash) on the next line. This is followed by a five digit postcode and delivery post office code. On the final line, write the country’s name.
What items can I send to the Czech Republic?
Along with the EU regulations about what can be sent via post to an EU member state, some items are additionally banned from being sent to the Czech Republic, including bees, leeches, silkworms and flies of the Drosophilidae family for biomedical research. Other prohibited items include meat, poultry and edible offal, along with oil seeds, oily fruits, industrial or medicinal plants, straw and Chicory seeds.