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Customs Advice

The importation of certain products into a country is restricted in order to protect the economy and safety of its citizens. The restrictions may be imposed by Customs or by any other agency which has regulatory authority.

We provide a shipping service only and Customs at the parcel's destination will determine whether any charges are payable on your package. All duties, taxes and/or quarantine fees applied are at the discretion of local customs or governmental organisations and are out of our control.

If the addressee refuses to pay duties/taxes, the parcel may be held, returned (if allowed by Customs) or destroyed, and additional costs may be incurred. As per Terms and Conditions, those charges will be billed to the sender.

Please note, no shipping costs are recoverable for parcels held or destroyed, even if shipping protection cover has been purchased.

Majority of parcels can be delivered door to door, once it has cleared customs at destination. However, some countries have a door to airport service only. In those countries, the recipients may have to present themselves to either Customs or the local courier's office to take possession of their consignment.

We advise you to verify independently, all Customs, Governmental and Quarantine regulations. These rules can and do frequently change without prior notice or recourse.

World Customs Organisation

http://www.wcoomd.org/en/about-us/wco-members/customs-websites.aspx

Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI)

It is now a requirement that all exporters sending freight outside of the E.U must have an EORI number if they are VAT registered.

If you have any queries regarding the EORI application process then please visit the HMRC website.

Documents Needed

After you have paid for a shipping service to France, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.

The above documents are standard for any international shipment.

Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.

Restrictions

Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment to France is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.

http://www.rapidparcel.com/help/prohibited-items.php

Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:

http://www.rapidparcel.com/help/packing-advice.php

Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to France, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.

National Holidays

  • 01/01/2014 - New year's day
  • 01/05/2014 - Labor day
  • 08/05/2014 - Liberation day
  • 21/06/2014 - National music day (fte de la musique)
  • 11/07/2014 - La fete de la magdalene
  • 14/07/2014 - Bastille day
  • 19/07/2014 - Edgar degas' birthday
  • 15/08/2014 - Assumption day
  • 01/11/2014 - All saints` day
  • 11/11/2014 - Armistice day
  • 25/11/2014 - St. catherine's day
  • 25/12/2014 - Christmas day

FAQs

We have a detailed and comprehensive Help Section here. If you cannot find the answer or advice you are looking for there, please use our enquiry form

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From £ 20.00 ex. VAT
£ 24.00 inc. VAT
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3-4 business days

Euro Priority
From £ 24.50 ex. VAT
£ 29.40 inc. VAT
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1-3 business days

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£ 30.60 inc. VAT
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Example prices for France Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg Rapid Express Saver
Collection: business addresses only
1-2 business days *
£ 20.00 ex. VAT£ 24.00 inc. VAT
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1kg Euro Priority 3-4 business days *
£ 24.50 ex. VAT£ 29.40 inc. VAT
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1kg Rapid Priority 1-3 business days *
£ 25.50 ex. VAT£ 30.60 inc. VAT
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1kg DHL Euro Express 1-2 business days *
£ 35.90 ex. VAT£ 43.08 inc. VAT
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Economy Services:Toggle
1kg Rapid Economy 2-4 business days *
£ 20.00 ex. VAT£ 24.00 inc. VAT
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1kg Rapid Road Standard
Collection: business addresses only
3-5 business days *
£ 17.98 ex. VAT£ 21.58 inc. VAT
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1kg DHL Europlus 2-4 business days *
£ 28.94 ex. VAT£ 34.73 inc. VAT
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Timed Services:Toggle
1kg Rapid Express
Collection: business addresses only
1-2 business days by 10:30/12am *
£ 42.00 ex. VAT£ 50.40 inc. VAT
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1kg Rapid Express Plus
Collection: business addresses only
1-2 days by 9 a.m.(business) *
£ 140.00 ex. VAT£ 168.00 inc. VAT
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There are occasions when a parcel just has to be at its destination as soon as possible, and for those time-sensitive packages there’s Rapid Parcel’s time-guaranteed service. RapidParcel.com is the fast reliable solution for your urgent parcel delivery to France.

Your package delivered to France in a flash

If you need to arrange for important documents to arrive before a meeting or for a gift to be delivered in time for a birthday celebration, RapidParcel.com can provide you with an affordable, reliable service to achieve this goal. Deliveries can be by 9 o’clock or by 12 noon, and this service is offered to both individual and corporate customers – along with next-day delivery. So no matter the destination, be it Paris or Cannes, Avignon or Lille, you can be assured that your package delivery to France will arrive on time.

Timed deliveries to the destination of your choice

Timed deliveries are also great for accommodating a busy schedule – recipients can avoid waiting around for a whole day and what you’re sending them can be in their hands in time to be used, presented, given or conveyed. This level of convenience does come at a slightly higher price, therefore the earlier the guaranteed delivery time the higher the tariff will be.

RapidParcel.com presents the services of the top courier companies in the world on one easy-to-use website. Comparing services and prices, you have the choice to pick whichever suits your needs best. With years of experience behind us and the most competitive rates available, you can be assured of quality shipping to France or any other location you may have in mind. Have a look at our site and see for yourself why customers use us time and time again for all their parcel delivery needs.

When you need a rapid solution for your courier needs choose your shipping solution through RapidParcel.com, the quickest, simplest and cheapest way for you to ship your parcels to France and beyond.

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