How easy is it to send goods to the USA

Question posted by Julie Hutton

We are a small business based in the East of England that produces fibreglass panels for vehicle conversions, specifically MGBs.

We are now getting lots of enquiries from the USA, which has a big MGB following, but are concerned about the logistics of selling and sending our products there.

There seems to be a lot of red tape to navigate through should we actually get an order. How easy is it to send goods to the USA and also how costly!?!

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Graham Bedford, on behalf of Jenkar Shipping Ltd in WF2.

Good Morning Julie

It is actually a fairly straight forward process once you have been guided through it the first time. Please feel free to give me a shout and i'll put you through to our vehicle team who can talk you through the process and give you a quote if you wish.


Graham Bedford
Jenkar Shipping Ltd
01977 605050

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Sarah Smith, on behalf of Ebrex UK Ltd in WS7.

Hi Julie,

We are a transport company based in the midlands and one of our oldest customers manufactures and exports fibreglass body panels for classic cars with USA being one of their markets. We would be able to give you information regarding documentation requirements, costs etc.

Please send me an email or call me with your requirements and any further questions and we will get back to you with information.

Kind regards


Ebrex UK Ltd
telephone: 01543 670096

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Hi Julie,

We run weekly containers and daily air freight services to all major ports and international airports in the USA. We also have office in the USA, specifically Atlanta with a warehouse that we run for small/medium sized businesses looking for a USA presence.

Costs vary according to product, volumes and final destination. It is relatively easy to ship goods to the USA and we make it even easier (having run services for over 40 years, we have the expertise and staff at both origin and destination to simplify the process).

I would love to hear from you further on your requirement and if you need anything at all please let me know.

All the best,

Bradley Waller.

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Paul Bennett, on behalf of British Wonder LLC in United States.


It is not difficult at all, and as far as the costs go it really depends on what you are sending.
There are many British Car clubs here in Southern Florida that I am sure could help if you have questions. Should you need any help this side of the pond please feel free to contact me


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HMRC Advisor, on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs in G67.

Dear Ms Hutton

Information on the Customs requirements for exporting is given in HMRC Public Notice 275. All notices can be viewed on the GOV.UK website at by typing ‘Notice 275’ in the search box and selecting the following links from the search results: > Notice 275 “Customs export procedures” a guide to UK export procedures using the National Export System.

Further detailed information regarding exporting goods outside the EU can be found by using the following link

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise

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