Labelling and Packing Exports to the USA
All exports to the USA must comply with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Federal Trade Commission. Be sure to check these, and any additional labelling and packing regulations that apply to specific products and industries. The biggest difference is US ZIP codes, these five (standard) to nine (extended) digit series are similar to a postcode.
Tariffs for Shipping to the US
Tariffs apply when exporting certain goods to the USA. This depends on the product and destination. To classify your goods, you can use the UK Trade Tariff here. Your recipient in the US will be liable for any import duty and sales tax levied by US customs. This is because all our export services are sent on a "Delivered at Place" (DAP) incoterm unless otherwise arranged in writing.
All our services to the USA include door to door shipping and customs clearance submission by our carriers. Your recipient can choose to nominate their own customs clearance broker who can help them with federal procedures and submit information and payment to CBP if they wish. Follow our guide on how to calculate duct tax on your exports here.
How to Export Large Parcels to America?
With ParcelBroker, you can ship parcels up to 50 kg in weight via couriers such as UPS, DHL and FedEx.
Get a quote using the weight and dimensions of your heavy parcel for more information, or explore pallet delivery options for the US
Customs for Exporting to the USA
The tax system in the US is pretty complicated! Each state regulates its own level of "Sales Tax" rather than VAT which can be determined by the government, states, county of a state or even a city! You'll need to prepare customs documentation to ensure the US Customs & Border Protection agency (CBP) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can process your goods and charge the correct amount of duty and sales tax to the US importer. Our system helps you create customs documentation during the booking process, but you should include as much information as possible including the harmonized tariff code for your products.
Find more information on how to clear US customs here.
How Much Does it Cost to Send a Parcel to the US?
ParcelBroker offers shipping to the USA from just £20.73. Explore our different shipping options, including Economy and Express in our shipping to the US price comparison tool here. You can even get next day delivery!
Exporting and Importing to America
If you need to import and export to the United States, ParcelBroker can help in both directions. Enquire about our import prices today and explore our daily shipper rates here.