Labelling and handling food for international transport

When shipping food, you must follow regulations for labelling, packaging and food safety in the destination country.

Importing food

You must follow legal standards for food labelling, packaging and safety otherwise customs can seize and destroy your goods. You can be charged for the cost of destroying your goods.

Use the Trade Tariff to check restrictions and duty rates for imports and exports. To do this you need to classify your goods.

Exporting food

You must follow food safety, packaging and any other regulations of the country you’re exporting to. Check the Trade Tariff for any export restrictions.

You can use a freight forwarder to help you ship food. They’ll handle all customs procedures for you.