To our fans across the globe, we’re here to help you ship from the USA smarter and as cost-effectively as possible! In the Ship Globally section of our website, you will find plenty of helpful tools like a shipping rate calculator, currency exchange rates and a list of prohibited items. You will also find a Country Details tool. In this section, you can switch countries on the right-hand side to bring up the various regulations for your country. In our Ship to United Kingdom section you’ll find Tips and Resources, Transit Times and Duty/Tax information specific to the United Kingdom.
With the 2012 Olympic Games underway in London and many customers shipping goods to England, we thought it would be a good time to review the list of items prohibited for shipping to the United Kingdom. Given that these regulations can change frequently, your local customs office will always be the best source of information. Our guide, though, will give you a general idea of what is and isn’t permitted.
The United Kingdom prohibits import of antiques, works of art and fine art with values in excess of EU 50,000. In addition, other prohibited items include tax stickers, lottery tickets, pre-paid phone cards and cash-like instruments like coins, money and blank checks.
Several restrictions also apply to shipments to the United Kingdom. In general, the UK allows shipments of jewelry, but the country does not allow import of any jewelry that contains precious stones or precious metals. Laptop computer shipments are limited to one computer per shipment, and mobile telephone packages may have no more than two phones per shipment. Additional restrictions apply to costume jewelry, designer clothing, pharmaceutical products and watches.
If an item should get flagged at customs on its way in to the United Kingdom, MyUS.com provides a number of options. We can return the U.S. products to the store, ship the merchandise to another country or, at your request, dispose of the merchandise.
Average transit times to ship from the U.S.A. to the United Kingdom can be as short as three days, but delivery times depend on the destination area and delivery options chosen at the time of shipping. Whether you live in the United Kingdom, are visiting the UK for the games or shop from any of the other 200+ countries we serve, being knowledgeable about your country's import legislation can help you ship your items in a seamless and cost-effective manner every time!