The transition period ended on 31 December 2020 and, under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, the way the UK trades with the EU has changed.
Brexit has changed the way your shipments move, and we know it can be daunting or seem complicated – but our team have the relevant expertise needed, with years of experience, and we’re here to help you.
On 31 December 2020, the Brexit transition period ended. Formalities between the UK and EU are therefore now in place – are you ready to trade? Download our documentation checklist for exports and imports.
One of the biggest changes is the introduction of customs clearance necessary on every UK export and import. We’ve partnered with Gerlach, the market leaders in European customs services, to ensure door-to-door, seamless customs clearance for every shipment. Read about our customs clearance solution here.
Effective from 1 January 2021, the UK is a separate Customs territory. UK exports and imports will be subject to additional checks, and will have to be accompanied by important documents. If you trade internationally, such as with the USA or China, you’ll know a bit about this already.
As you can probably imagine, these changes could lead to delays beyond our control (although our AEO status will minimise this), so we’re working together with our customers, suppliers and partners, to ensure everyone is in the best position. Check you’re ready:
You might have heard a bit about AEO before – it’s an accreditation from customs, who audit businesses and grant the status when they pass rigorous checks. This means our customs controls and supply chain security procedures are highly efficient, compliant and meet UK, EU and international best practice.
The accreditation distinguishes us as a reliable, trusted trading partner and means your consignments are safer, more secure and less likely to face customs checks and delays.