Preparing for Brexit
When is Brexit?
The UK leaves the EU on January 31st 2020. However, there will be an implementation period between 1st February and 31st December 2020, during which time there will be no changes to the terms of trade between the UK and the EU or the UK and the rest of the world.
The rules will change on January 1st 2021. While we don’t yet know what these rules will be, there are some things you can do to prepare.
What happens if the UK leaves without a deal?
At the moment customs clearance is not required for sending parcels, pallets or freight from the UK to any country in the EU, and vice versa.
However, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, goods shipped from the UK to EU countries (and vice versa) will be subject to customs clearance, just like sending to any other country in the world.
What can I do to prepare?
The best thing you can do to prepare for any eventuality is to have your international customs documentation in order, just as you would if sending to a country outside of the EU.
What are we doing?
We are currently working on adding paperless customs invoicing to help streamline the process and reduce delays.
Whatever happens, we'll guide you through the booking process step by step, to ensure that you have all the information you need.
Need advice? Get in touch
We are happy to help however we can and will always try to keep you updated about your parcel delivery or cargo shipment.
If you have a query about a shipment, please get in touch. You can call us on 0345 145 1212, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or speak to us on Live Chat.
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