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International blog

Welcome to Excess International’s blog for people planning to ship their goods overseas or into the UK. We regularly post tips and hints, international customs updates, moving recommendations and travel advice.

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10 reasons to move to the UAE

1. Extraordinary Weather You couldn’t ask for much better weather than that of the UAE. The weather is amazing all year round – and it very rarely rains, something the UK just isn’t used to! Most the year, temperatures often exceed 20 degrees and the sun is always shining. For us Brits, this sort of

Shipping your vehicle to the USA

The USA has stringent regulations relating to the importation of vehicles. All vehicles and trailers entering the USA must comply with The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportations regulations. These agencies do not encourage the importation of non U.S. version or nonconforming vehicles. The costs of converting a non conforming vehicle are expensive

Declutter before you ship your goods overseas

It helps to declutter your home before you plan to move overseas. Your quotation will be based on volume so by reducing the amount of household effects you intend to take, your cost of shipping your goods will be reduced Top tips to declutter Recruit friends and family to help you declutter before you move

How to pack your cartons

If you are planning to ship your baggage overseas, here are some simple tips to packing and wrapping that will help protect your goods during the journey to their new home. Excess International will provide the strongest cartons so your goods are protected. Our cartons are sturdy and designed for the purpose Wrap each item

Top nine reasons people move to Australia

1. The Weather Australia has a temperate climate, mild weather even at Christmas and pretty much sun all year round.   2. The Great Outdoors Australia has the lowest density of population of any continent in world, thanks to the miles and miles of outback in Central Australia   3. Pure air Australia has one

Travel and shipping advice to Hong Kong

According to Hong Kong law, it’s illegal for visitors travelling to or transiting through Hong Kong to carry certain items. stun guns, objects with sharp points or edges for example samurai swords, and martial arts equipment Offenders are liable to a severe fine or imprisonment. For a full list of restricted items, visit the website