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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.

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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 Belgium, 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.


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

A shipment to Belgium 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.


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:


Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to Belgium, 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

  • 31/03/2024 - Easter day
  • 01/04/2024 - Easter monday
  • 01/05/2024 - Labor day / may day
  • 09/05/2024 - Ascension day
  • 19/05/2024 - Whit sunday
  • 20/05/2024 - Whit monday
  • 21/07/2024 - Belgian national day
  • 15/08/2024 - Assumption of mary
  • 01/11/2024 - All saint's day
  • 11/11/2024 - Armistice day
  • 25/12/2024 - Christmas day


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

Example prices for Belgium Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg Euro Express 1-3 business days *
£ 60.05
Economy Services:Toggle
1kg Euro Saver 3-5 business days *
£ 43.70

At RapidParcel.com we believe the customer is king, and if you arrange a package delivery to Charleroi with us you'll find that every step of the process has been designed with your convenience and satisfaction in mind. That's why we don't just present a single service to our customers, but instead provide a multitude of choices to make when organising shipping to Charleroi, allowing you to tailor your delivery to suit your needs exactly.

Charleroi is a Belgian city situated in the Hainaut province, with the river Sambre running through the middle of it. It is positioned in the heart of Belgium's ‘Pays Noir' or ‘Black Country', an area named after the fact that it has historically been associated with heavy industry, such as steel work and coal mining. Although many of the factories and mines have now closed down, the landscape of Charleroi still bears the marks of this past activity. The economy of the city today is driven by glassworks and chemical and electrical engineering.

Select list of carriers

When you decide to arrange a delivery to Charleroi, you'll find that the RapidParcel.com courier comparison website guides you through the process by offering informed choices whilst always ensuring that you have sufficient information to make informed decisions. The first choice you'll be faced with is that of which courier company to use to handle your Charleroi parcel delivery. We've made this easier by doing the hardest part for you and narrowing the field down to only the best companies working in the field. Thus, whilst choosing a courier and deciding which best suits your Charleroi shipping needs, it is practically impossible to make a bad choice, since all the couriers there have been vetted by us.

Technology making your life simpler

Other choices we present to everyone organising a Charleroi package delivery include the choice between booking from your computer and using our mobile-optimised website (Mobisite) to book whilst you're on the move, deciding whether your shipping to Charleroi is urgent and thus requires next-day or time guaranteed delivery, or whether you can save money by using our slightly slower Economy Delivery. There really isn't enough space here to list all the options on offer when booking a Charleroi parcel delivery with RapidParcel.com, but we also allow the option of having your package collected from any accessible address within the UK or taking it in to one of our dedicated booking and drop-off points, where you'll receive one-to-one attention and the answers to any questions you may have. The same plethora of options is available for deliveries all over mainland Europe, so if you're booking a parcel delivery to Ghent or package delivery to Antwerp instead of, or even at the same time as, arranging shipping to Charleroi, you'll be able to fine-tune the service you require in exactly the same manner.

RapidParcel.com is for anyone with parcels to send to any destination around the world who wishes to get the best service from the finest couriers at the lowest prices. Much time and effort has gone into making our online service transparent, convenient and, well, rapid, with just six steps between you and your booking being finalised. So for your next package delivery, think RapidParcel.com.

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