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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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US laws regarding your personal data

If you’re shipping your goods to the United States then you need to be aware of important information regarding your personal data. Under the current U.S law, third party companies can access and examine vessel manifests and summarise statistical reports of imports and exports, including household goods shipments. This information includes elements such as your

What is the safest country to live in?

Feeling safe is one of the most important factors when deciding where your going to live, we understand how critical this is. We have put together a list of the top ten safest countries to live in based on 23 different indicators, such as social factors, international conflict, and security and political instability. 10. Switzerland

Best places to live in Australia

Famous for its sunny climate and laid back culture, we’re not surprised that Australia is such a popular destination amongst our customers. The expat population Down Under is rapidly growing and if you love the idea of it too, then we can help.   Moving half way across the world can be daunting and deciding where

10 top places to live in the USA

When you think of moving to the US, you may be envisaging the more iconic destinations such as New York, Los Angeles or Miami, but in fact there are some fantastic US towns and cities you may not have heard about. With 50 states to consider, you are well and truly spoilt for choice when

Our top places to live in France

France has a lot to offer and is a beautiful place to live. We have put together a list our favourite places which you should definitely consider when thinking of moving to France. Best places to live in France for great nightlife If you’re a keen night owl and you’re looking to move somewhere with

Best places to live in Canada

Vancouver Are you an outdoorsy person? Do you like the idea of an adventure? If that’s a yes then Vancouver is the perfect place for you. The city sits on the west coast of Canada and is very green with lots of parks and wide open spaces. It’s also a seaport so you get that

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