The Art of Packing & Shipping

Handled with care.

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Collection of your Fine Art & Antiques

All over Europe

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Bespoke Packing & Crating Services

Handled with care

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Shipping Solutions

Tailored to meet your needs

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A Dynamic & Multilingual Team

Available 7 days a week

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An Introduction

Created in the 1950s in the heart of the Flea Market of Saint-Ouen, and now based in the Paris suburb of Montreuil, EDET INTERNATIONAL is specialised in the packing and shipping of antiques, contemporary designs and works of art throughout the world. Our multicultural, dynamic team is well versed in all aspects of shipping, from the careful handling of your purchases, applications of passports and export licenses to  import formalities at destination; we accompany you throughout the process and go the extra mile to ensure that shipping out of Europe is a worry-free experience.

Our Services

We offer you a comprehensive and personalised service. From the point at which you contact us through to the safe arrival of your merchandise, we take care of everything.

  • Collection


  • Packing


  • Casing


  • Insurance


  • Road Freight

    Road Freight

  • Air Freight

    Air Freight

  • Sea Freight

    Sea Freight

  • Storage


  • Customs Formalities

    Customs Formalities

  • Client Account Facilities

    Client Account Facilities

  • Buying Trips

    Buying Trips


Our core values: integrity, discretion & commitment. Our diligence and meticulous procedures result in the highest level of customer satisfaction.

Joseph Shook, Roseland, NJ 07068, USA

I received my items you shipped today. I just wanted to thank you for your expert shipping. I have purchased a lot from international auction houses and you are simply the best shipper I have ever used. Thank you very much again and I hope to do business again with you in the future! Best, Joseph Shook Roseland, NJ 07068

Richard Ulevitch PhD, La Jolla 92037, USA

“I have used EDET International for more than 20 years to ship art and furniture from Paris to the United States and I can recommend them for any and all shipping needs.

Marcelo Maraboli, Museo de la Moda, Santiago de Chili

"Edet always has given an important support in our operations in Europe"

19th Century Antiques, Dubai, UAE

Edet has been providing us with a great service for years now. They have an efficient team that goes the extra mile to ensure our shipments run smoothly. We are a very satisfied, loyal customer.

Valerie Bisson-Goldberg, Calabasas CA 91302

I wanted to let you know that the trumeau and the painting arrived safely at my home in California. I really appreciate your kind help from counseling me on the best way to send them, to making sure they would be picked before I left France and shipped promptly. Please, if you have a chance, thank for me the person who prepared the package as it was done with great care. Again, thank you.

Fair Dates

  • Jan

  • Feb

  • Mar

  • Apr

  • May

  • Jun

  • Jul

  • Aug

  • Sep

  • Oct

  • Nov

  • Dec

Please let us know if you attend any of the above fairs so that we can ensure that we are sufficiently equipped to accomodate you.

Contact Us

a photo of the whole edet team

Main Office:

EDET International – 19, rue du Progrès 93100 Montreuil

Tel: 00 33 1 48 59 11 73

Fax: 00 33 1 48 59 97 44

Flea Market Office:

EDET International Marché Biron – 85, rue des Rosiers 93400 Saint-Ouen

Tel: 00 33 1 49 45 07 17

Fax: 00 33 1 49 45 14 52

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We organise the collection of your merchandise with meticulous care from anywhere in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy or the UK, whether it be at an auction house, gallery, antique dealer, private house, or professional fair. We also work closely with an extensive network of transporters, which enables us to collect from most other major cities within Europe. Your merchandise, handled with the care it deserves.


We appreciate how important the quality of packing is for the safe arrival of your merchandise, which is why we only use conservation-approved materials, including acid-free tissue paper, bubble wrap, polystyrene & foams. Each piece is individually assessed by our experienced team and then packed according to its specific requirements so as to minimise the risk of damage. Whatever the item, EDET provides the bespoke packing solution.


Tailor-made cases are cut and assembled by hand in our on-site workshop by our expert craftsmen.  As well as the nature of the merchandise, the mode of transportation may determine the type of crate required.  All of our cases :  tri-wall, ply-wood, slatted-body or re-useable museum crates are made in house. All of our wood is treated in conformity of the ISPM 15 standards.


From the moment your merchandise passes into one of our team member’s hands, it is covered by the all-risk insurance, inherent to our activity. Additional transit insurance coverage is offered at competitive rates. They include:

  • Total Loss
  • All risk with deductible (depending on declared value)
  • All risk without deductible (under certain conditions)

For further information on our policies, please contact us.

Road Freight

We provide a weekly shuttle service between Paris & London along with a comprehensive service to Russia and Switzerland including customs clearance and inland delivery.

Air Freight

Several air freight options are available:

  • Door-to-airport (incoterm CPT)
  • Door-to-airport-to-door (incoterm DAP) including white glove delivery service if required
  • Door-to-door via an express courier

We are highly efficient in meeting the tightest of deadlines.

Sea Freight

We organise full container load shipments (FCL) to all destinations worldwide.  All the merchandise is loaded by our experienced handlers and the containers sealed at our in-house loading bay. We also have a trusted partnership with an external consolidator for all of your less than container load shipments (LCL). We fulfil specific overseas requirements including AMS & ISF 10+2 filing for the USA & Japan & fumigation in countries where it is required.


We have a 25 000sq ft warehouse equipped with a modern CCTV security system and alarms. Our storage is composed of safety compartments reserved for extremely valuable or fragile items and nominative individual storage areas, where clients can amass their purchases until they are ready to proceed with their shipment. We also have a customs bonded area for artworks in transit. Our offices are on the same site as our warehouse which enables us to monitor arrivals and dispatches in real time.

Customs Formalities

We take care of the necessary export formalities for all of your shipments in accordance with French regulations, including: EUR1, ATR, Passports & Export licences, Certificate of Origins & CITES. Our logistics team provides the required documentation for import formalities at destination, including work of art statements or antique declarations. If your shipment leaves the EU, we systematically send proof of exportation to the vendor, so that you can obtain your VAT refund or benefit from tax exoneration.

Client Account Facilities

We have a client account service dedicated to helping you with your financial transactions with dealers.

Buying Trips

EDET are present at all the major professional, antique fairs in France and Italy to assist you. We provide buying kits in order to record and identify your purchases. France has a lot on offer, and whether you be a professional shipping full containers or an art lover airfreighting a single painting, we have the knowledge to ensure that shipping out of Europe is a worryfree experience.