Growing into the European markets

Grow European Markets

Grow European Markets

There’s a whole new market waiting.

There’s a whole new market waiting.

There are 450 million people in Europe within your reach in as little as 48 hours. Isn’t it time they became your customers?

One of the most exciting things about growing your business is finding new customers - and the barriers to doing so aren’t as high as you might think. With our competitive pricing and express networks, your business could be shipping to Europe in next to no time.

We’ll show you the way
We’re experts in small and medium business EU customs requirements. And we’ve packed all this knowledge for those small businesses via our Customs Clearance Portal. Whether it’s highlighting the major customs challenges faced by small businesses during COVID-19, or best practice for customs agencies to assist small businesses, we can help.

Changing markets
The introduction of new customs requirements in many EU countries due to Covid-19 have caused issues like border delays and increases in transportation costs. So, it is more important than ever to have a knowledgeable and experienced logistics partner as a guide.

We’ve got the world’s largest air express network and the biggest road network in Europe, both of which can make your shipments to Europe much easier.

With three European hubs and our teams making 55,000 weekly road trips across 45 EU countries and territories, we’ll get your shipments to your customers wherever they are. And while expanding abroad can be a stressful process, don’t fret - our delivery experts can help you deliver a top-grade European experience from Day 1.

Your market options
Europe offers access to over 50 markets, each with their own regional needs and requirements. If you’re expanding into Europe, you need to have plenty of options for fulfilling customers’ orders and deliveries.

Time-critical deliveries
When you must deliver urgent shipments, FedEx International First® delivers as early as 9 a.m. in 2 business days to selected European destinations. 450 million people in Europe are within your reach in just 48 hours. That’s the beauty of time-definite, customs-cleared and door-to-door service to key global markets*.

Quick and efficient
When you’ve got to deliver quickly, FedEx International Priority® offers door-to-door delivery from Asia to Europe typically in 1 – 3 business days, as well as the rest of the world.

Fast Freight
Do you ship both individual pieces and bulk packages? Need to send higher-volume shipments quickly? Our premium airfreight service caters to standardized product items that can be easily moved with pallets and forklifts. FedEx International Priority® Freight shipments are delivered within 1-3 business days* worldwide.

Easy Distribution
When you need a shipment distributed to multiple locations, choose FedEx International Priority® DirectDistribution. It’s simple: just send one bulk shipment across borders and we’ll distribute it to every destination in just 2-4 business days.

One-stop Expertise
Whether you’re shipping to Lisbon or Lyon, you’ll need to make sure you fill out the right forms, understand regulations around what you’re sending, and what you need to do to meet all customs requirements.

The FedEx Global Trade Manager and Document Preparation Center also offers tips on doing business in Europe including:

  • Understanding the opportunity in EU

  • Choosing the right country to start in for your business

  • eCommerce platform choice

  • Working with local partners

It’s also your one-stop resource center for essential details on international shipping, including:

  • Regulatory information specific to your shipment

  • World Customs Organization (WCO) tariff classifications for your products

  • Information on your destination like country/territory profiles, shipping advisories, harmonized code searches and more

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) in the EU
Customs requirements change all the time. That’s why we update our information frequently to reflect vital changes that may impact shipping and trade across borders. We compile the critical information you need for successful shipping across Europe.

Explore the Free Trade Agreement (FRA) with the European Union here:

It’s your business. Take the next step. Europe’s waiting.

* Transit times and international delivery commitments may vary depending on origin and destination. Please contact our Customer Service team for further details.

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