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With World Options you can send a parcel to most destinations in France. Whether it’s sending important documents, parcels or pallets to customers in Paris or the seaside resort of Biarritz. It might be far out locations such as the Rhône-Alpes region, home to high-tech and engineering industries or a village in the Dordogne department – we can help you to send almost anything, everywhere.

The close proximity and great logistics channels between the UK and France make it one of the most straightforward countries to import and export goods with. Chose to send parcels by road, air or sea, with express options able to get your parcels to its location as quickly as 24hours.

By becoming a World Options shipping customer, your business can take advantage of discounted rates from the world’s leading carriers, such as: UPS, FedEx, DHL and TNT. Book shipments via our online portal you will receive parcel tracking throughout its journey.

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WHY SEND A PARCEL TO FRANCE

France is the world’s 6rd largest economy and the third largest in the European Union.

It possesses a labour force of over 35 million and is the most visited destination in the world.

Trade between the UK and France stands at over £41 billion and it is the UK’s 4th largest trading partner. There are around 190,000 British citizens living in France, with 300,000 French citizens living in the UK, with 200,000 of those living in London alone.

INTERNATIONAL COURIER SERVICES TO FRANCE

UPS

  • Express
  • Express Saver

Fedex

  • International Priority

DHL

  • Express Worldwide
  • Economy Select

TNT

  • Express - Global
  • Express – Economy

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TOP 20 CITIES IN FRANCE WORLD OPTIONS CUSTOMERS SHIP TO:


  • Paris
  • Marseille
  • Lyon
  • Toulouse
  • Nice
  • Nantes
  • Strasbourg
  • Montpellier
  • Bordeaux
  • Lille
  • Rennes
  • Reims
  • Le Havre
  • Saint-Étienne
  • Toulon
  • Grenoble
  • Dijon
  • Nîmes
  • Angers
  • Villeurbanne

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED ITEMS

EU regulations apply in terms of prohibited and restricted items being shipped to France. France is part of the EU single market that allows free movement of goods and services without customs checks.

While the UK is still negotiating the terms of its exit from the EU, it would be wise for businesses to consult their shipping provider and carrier to check what specific regulations apply at that point in time.

CUSTOMS AND DUTY

French customs - Les Douanes - is the equivalent of HMRC in the UK. In 2016, the body outlined its plans to implement 40 concrete measures during the next three years to develop its logistics activities. Many of these measures focus on simplifying French customs, which could encourage more British businesses to export to France.

Further information about the 40 measures, and about the French customs process more generally, can be found on the Les Douanes website.

Duty does not apply to countries within the EU, aside from excise duty that must be paid on any alcohol, alcoholic drinks, energy products, electricity or tobacco products you send to France.

BREXIT

At the time of this guide being written, the UK is still part of the EU. Businesses looking to ship to France from the UK must visit our Brexit pages to get the most up-to-date information about what shipping rules are applicable to them. The UK is set to leave the EU in 2019, after which some of this information is subject to change.

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