France Export & Import


  • Air freight
  • Ocean freight
  • Track and trace shipments
  • Door-to door delivery
  • Customs clearance
  • Exceptional service at competitive prices
  • Commercial shipments only

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Export and Import to and From France

If you are importing and exporting products to or from France you need a logistics partner who can help you through the maze of regulations and shipping options. BGI’s international network of overseas agents in France, offer shipping and brokerage services that you can count on for reliable and innovative import and export solutions.

Exporting Freight To France

BGI Worldwide Logistics provides dependable freight forwarding services to France via ocean and air transportation. BGI and its global partners have extensive experience in regard to clearing commercial goods through French Customs.

There are 292 customs offices throughout France. Shippers can choose either clearance upon entry of French territory or clearance at the nearest customs office from a company’s site. Shippers are free to complete their own customs formalities or assign them to one of BGI’s professional foreign agents, who are approved by French Customs Authorities. Customs clearance can be completed through one of the following clearance methods: the customs computer network (SOFI), the company’s own computer system (networked with SOFI), and manual procedure.

Possible documents required for customs clearance in France:

  • Bill of Lading
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Quotas
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Air Waybill
  • Declaration of Antiquity (Goods over 100 years old)
  • Dangerous Goods Certification (Hazmat goods)
Importing From France

Let the professionals at BGI Worldwide Logistics walk you through the process of importing goods from France and experience the difference only a knowledgeable freight forwarder can provide. Export documentation requirements for France vary depending on the value of the goods, if the goods are controlled, prohibited or regulated and the final destination of the goods. Commodities that must be reported require a bill of lading/air waybill, a Single Administrative Document export declaration, a commercial or a pro-forma invoice, as well as any export permits, certificate, licenses required for controlled, prohibited or regulated goods.



Incoterms® 2010

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