4 quick questions to Asendia’s expert Peter on the coming EU customs…
Asendia’s expert Peter gives his insights into EU customs changes for e-commerce businesses
The new customs changes coming into effect…
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Asendia provides cross border e-commerce and mail solutions for businesses, delivering packets and parcels, business mail, direct mail, and publications to over 220 countries and territories. We offer a complete range of support services too: customs clearance, returns, fulfilment, lettershop, and digital solutions.
Asendia's customers include businesses large and small, from some of the best known e-tailers, publishers, universities, charities and brands, to start-ups looking to take off internationally. Take a look at some case studies.
Asendia has offices in 17 countries across Asia (Singapore and Hong Kong), Oceania (Australia and New Zealand), Europe (Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Nordics, Benelux, Spain, the UK), and the United States.
Even if Asendia is not present in your country, we may be able to organize transport from your premises. Special products can be offered according to your location, so please contact us for more details.
We deliver to more than 220 countries and territories, that's everywhere except countries that are under embargo.
For a list of the services available to each country, and the delivery times, please contact us.
Asendia collects mail and parcels, consolidates them, processes them, manages customs clearance, and then hands them over to carefully chosen final-mile delivery partners in each country, with our technology enabling you to access each service and track shipments.
Final-mile partners are a mix of national postal operators, alternative delivery providers and commercial parcel companies. Each one is chosen because they offer the best balance of price, reliability and features.
Maximum dimensions depend on our partner carriers and destinations.
Most Asendia solutions allow you to send items with maximum dimensions < 900 mm (Length + width + height).
Our Premium solutions allow you to send packages with maximum dimensions < 1500 mm (Length + width + height).
Some carriers allow larger size items. Please contact our sales representatives who can find the best solution to meet your needs.
As with maximum dimensions, the same applies for maximum weight. This depends on our partner carriers and destinations.
Usually maximum weight is 30kg.
There are some items which Asendia cannot carry for legal or health and safety reasons.
The list of prohibited goods is including but not limited to illicit drugs, counterfeit or pirated articles,explosive or flammable goods and live animals.
For detailed information, you can refer to:
Customs Prohibited Articles: http://www.upu.int/uploads/tx_sbdownloader/descriptionCustomsProhibitedArticlesEn.pdf
Some items are subject to restrictions with specific transport rules. You can refer to :
Infectious substances: http://www.icao.int/publications/Documents/guidance_doc_infectious_substances.pdf
Dangerous goods: http://www.upu.int/uploads/tx_sbdownloader/descriptionCustomsClassesOfDangerousGoodsEn.pdf
Returns is our global returns solution designed for e-commerce.
We have a claims process that is available upon request.
Any shipments that cross a customs border must display a CN 22 customs declaration or CN 23 customs declaration (depending on the value) on the front of the item. A commercial invoice should also be attached.
We provide customs clearance solutions.
The Harmonized System (HS) of tariff nomenclature is an internationally standardized system of names and numbers to classify traded products, developed and maintained by the World Customs Organization (WCO).
These codes are used to calculate the duties and taxes by the local customs authority when a shipment crosses a customs border.
You can find further information here.
DDP means Delivered Duty Paid. This term is used in international trade when the package taxes and duties were already paid before crossing the borders and already included in the goods price.
DDU means Delivered Duty Unpaid. This term is now replaced by DAP (Delivered At Place). This term is used when the package duties and taxes are paid by addressee directly at delivery.
Our customer service team is available to help you. Contact us here.
We distribute bulk mailings for businesses: direct mail, catalogues, postcards, invoices, magazines, publications, etc. Find out more.
We work hand-in-hand with national postal operators and alternative postal services where available. We are owned by La Poste and Swiss Post so have access to their postal networks.
In some countries yes! We have specialist international mailing houses and partners, and by outsourcing fulfilment as well as distribution you could save time, money and hassle.
We offer our customers a wide range of tracking options and some services are not tracked.
Please check with your retailer to find out which service is used by them. If the service is tracked, ask the retailer to provide you with a tracking number.
In order to provide you with the most reliable and suitable delivery, shipments are routed through our transit centers which are located in many different countries.
Rest assured, your package will be delivered to the address provided by you.
Tracking events are generated every time the package label is scanned in the Asendia network.
If a tracking event is unchanged for several days, it doesn't mean that your package is not moving. There may be several days between scans if the item is in transit nationally and interntaionally.
Some of our partners send notifications offering the option to change the delivery address, after the first delivery attempt is failed.
Some Asendia products allow you to reschedule the delivery. If possible, you receive a notification to reschedule a new delivery.
If a delivery reschedule is not available, either a new delivery is attempted or your package will be delivered to the nearest post-office/pick-up station where it will be available for pick-up.
If you dispute the delivery of your package, please contact your retailer's customer service directly.
Cross-borders shipments are subject to duties and taxes. If these taxes were not included in the price of the goods you paid online, your local customs authority can charge you inbound duties and taxes.
Our partner eShopWorld provides cross border e-commerce solutions and services that enable online retailers to include duties and taxes directly in the goods price.