Importing supplements from the UK into the EU

Posted by in Wholesale Supplements, Start a business, Own Label Supplements on August 31, 2021 . .

UK to EU wholesale supplements import


UK-made supplements for import into the EU


Many retailers based in the EU have been left wondering, post-Brexit, whether or not they are actually able to continue purchasing wholesale supplements from the UK.

They wish to continue benefitting from the high quality standards and prestige offered by UK-manufactured products, but are perhaps concerned about the potential issues, obstacles and even added costs associated with the import process, customs formalities etc.

If this sounds familiar, Specialist Supplements Ltd is the supplements wholesaler for you.

We have had a broad customer base across the EU for decades and this continues, and has even grown, post-Brexit.

By selecting us as your UK-based supplier, you can rest assured that you are dealing with an experienced partner and industry leader when it comes to handling the processes and paperwork associated with the EU import of health supplements from a third country.

Our bulk deliveries to overseas customers have not been compromised by Brexit. Thanks to detailed pre-planning, and newly implemented and bespoke procedures, we are still able to deliver to customers in destinations across Europe without issue.

Our in-depth knowledge in this area means that we can make the import process as straight-forward and seamless as possible, so that you can get on with the business of selling.

Our products

We have a comprehensive range of wholesale supplements, suitable for virtually any target market.

We specialise in multiple-ingredient encapsulated and powder formulations (including free-from, Soil Association / EU organic, halal, vegan and vegetarian), herbal formulas, plant-based protein powders and health foods.

The majority of our products are backed by EFSA approved health claims.

  • HPMC capsules
  • Protein and dietary fibre powders
  • Softgel capsules
  • Under GMP (Good Manufacturing Processes) and/or ISO standards
  • UK manufactured

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Or, have a specific formula in mind? We are able to assist with custom supplement formulations. We can quote to help you complete the formula and get it manufactured. Our team can guide you through all steps from initial formulation to product packaging. Click here for more information.

Private label option

The vast majority of our EU-based re-sellers opt to use our private label service, i.e. selling our products under their own personalised labels.

This affordable and convenient service allows you to shape your branding with a preferred market / country in mind, have your labels in the language of your choice and comply with any local labelling requirements.

This is because we allow private label customers to supply their own label artwork. We provide you with easy-to-follow templates, which set out our required dimensions, as well as all label information (ingredients, usage, descriptions, EFSA health claims etc).

Alternatively, if you would rather we design the labels for you and English is not an issue, you can opt to use one of our label design templates. We will personalise these for you, using your logo, product names, colour scheme and contact details.

Either way, for a small one-off fee, you can have your very own range of UK-manufactured and branded health supplements within just a matter of days.


The UK to EU supplements import process


We export health supplements in bulk EU-wide.

In practical terms, very little has changed post-Brexit other than an increase in paperwork and procedure for us as suppliers.

To avoid any unnecessary delays, disruptions at the border or hampered deliveries, we now have standardised procedures in place, to ensure the import / export process is streamlined and without issue (as far as possible), including ensuring that all paperwork is in place for easy customs clearance.

Unlike many other supplements wholesalers based in the UK, we have tailored our invoicing procedures to ensure that private label supplements are not delayed at customs.

If you wish to import from the UK, you should, however, obtain an EU Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) number if you do not already have one.

EU businesses that wish to import from the UK need to ensure they have an EORI number in order to complete customs formalities.

These numbers are distributed by national authorities and businesses should complete this step as soon as possible. Businesses can hold only one valid EORI number at the same time.

Will I have to pay import duties if buying wholesale supplements from the UK?

No, the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement provides for zero tariffs and zero quotas on all trade in goods originating in the EU or the UK.


Choose us as your UK-based wholesaler and supplier


If you choose Specialist Supplements Ltd as your UK-based supplements wholesaler, not only will you be getting premium quality products, but we offer our EU-based customers excellent value for money plus the invaluable benefit of EU import expertise.

We have a scaled discount structure for all bulk orders.

As a full-service company, we can handle all aspects of your wholesale supplement business needs - all under one roof! Deal with just one supplier and save both time and money.

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