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Parcel to spain

Spain and the UK share major business, trade and cultural links, with trade between the two countries reaching over £40 billion every year, in addition to Spain being home to over 750,000 British Citizens.

Spanish cities and towns are popular shipping destination for World Options customers. Spain is in the top 10 countries the UK ships to, taking a large proportion of the import export market, with the most popular types of packages being parcels to Spain.

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International courier services to Spain

UPS

  • Express (guaranteed time definite service.)
  • Express Saver – by 12 pm (1-5 business day - item delivered by end of day.)
  • Express – by 10:30 am (1-3 business days - delivery between 10.30 a.m or 12:00 noon)

Fedex

  • International Priority

DHL

  • Express Worldwide - Pre 12:00 pm
  • Economy Select – European by Road

TNT

  • Express - 12:00 *(where available)
  • Express - 10:00 *(where available)
  • Express - 12:00 *(where available)
  • Express – Economy

TOP 20 CITIES IN SPAIN WORLD OPTIONS CUSTOMERS SHIP TO

Every day World Options customers use our online portal to courier parcels from the United Kingdom to Spain’s Autonomous communities, provinces and cities.

  • Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Valencia
  • Seville
  • Zaragoza
  • Murcia
  • Malaga
  • Palma De Mallorca
  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Bilbao
  • Alicante
  • Cordoba
  • Valladolid
  • Vigo
  • Gijon
  • L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
  • A Coruña
  • Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Granada
  • Elche

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PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED ITEMS

Spain is part of the EU and therefore restrictions apply to all fellow member states shipping goods into the country, with tighter rules for nations outside of the EU.

For a full list of prohibited and restricted items being shipped to Spain you should contact your carrier, as every provider has their own rules. Typical items that many carriers restrict when shipping to Spain include:

  • Animals
  • Antiques
  • Certain types of nut
  • Furs
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Rough diamonds

TAX AND CUSTOMS

The UK and Spain have agreed to a Double Tax Convention, which means that residents in either country only pay tax once. This came into force on 12th June 2014 for withholding taxes on income and had a staged rollout in the UK and Spain for other taxes.

VAT in Spain is known as IVA and its standard rate is 21%, with lower rates of 10% and 4% on products such as food, drinks, medical aid and certain educational materials.

As a member of the EU, Spain operates on a single market basis, allowing for the free movement of goods and services without import duty.

BREXIT

At the time of this guide being written, the UK is still part of the EU and the Brexit agreement is still being negotiated. Businesses looking to ship to Spain from the UK must keep abreast of all Brexit news to get the most up-to-date information about what shipping rules are applicable to them. The UK is set to leave the EU on 29th March 2019, after which date there will be a transition period.

HOW TO ADDRESS A PARCEL TO SPAIN

Even though the Spanish postal system is similar to the UK – always make sure to print the name of the locality, province and country in capital letters.

HOW LONG DOES A PARCEL TAKE FROM SPAIN TO UK?

It depends on which carrier you decide to use and the delivery method. Typically, most standard parcel deliveries from the UK to Spain take 1 to 3 business days. Alternatively, businesses can order expedited next-day deliveries using the World Options Online Portal from our carrier partners: UPS, FedEx, DHL and TNT.

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