3 New Shipping Requirements for EU

Feb 22, 2023 | Alerts, News

New shipping requirement for EU

New Shipping Enforcement Beginning March 1, 2023

For all shipments going to the EU, Northern Ireland, Norway, and Switzerland, we will need to have the following:

EORI Number (if applicable to you or recipient)

EORI number for receiver – this will need to be updated by editing the address in your account:

An EORI number (Economic Operator Registration and Identification number) is a unique identification number that is assigned to businesses or individuals by customs authorities in the European Union (EU). This number is used to track and monitor trade transactions between the EU and other countries, and is required for all businesses or individuals involved in importing or exporting goods to or from the EU.

HS Codes

6 digit HS Code (Harmonized code) for each item:

HS Codes (or HTS Codes), also known as the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, or simply the Harmonized System, are a standardized international system to classify globally traded products.

You can find these shipping codes here: https://hts.usitc.gov/ or you can get one on your country’s government website. You can also use google – just type in a detailed goods description and you’ll get your code. With this number, customs authorities all over the world are able to identify the contents of your package. Lastly you can ask on https://openai.com/blog/chatgpt/

As a reminder you can request us to do the customs declaration. You will find this in the additional processing tab (the middle circle) or by turning on  auto customs on your account page.

Shipping Item Description

Full and accurate goods description (including what it is, what is in made of, and intended for) for each item. When declaring customs, the new shipping requirment is to fill in good description. This means you avoid vague text, if you are shipping a Timex watch, call it a Timex watch, and not a time piece!

You can also see FedEx for full list of requirements.

***If any of these details are left out, your package may be delayed or returned to our warehouse.***


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April 15th, 2022: At this time, all of the carriers we send packages through have suspended service to Russia and Ukraine. We will update this as service availability changes, but we do not have any information as to when these suspensions will be lifted. We will work with all customers affected by these suspensions.

The USPS has also suspended most services to New Zealand. Packages sent through USPS or USPS through Asendia to New Zealand can only ship via Express.

USPS service to Australia has also been limited. If you are shipping through USPS or Asendia, you must select Express, First Class, or World Tracked.

Any payments received for shipping options that are not available will be refunded, and the package will be re-entered into your Vyking Ship account.

Please contact us if you have any questions. For a list of USPS service suspensions, please visit their website: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/