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The UK unofficially left the EU on 31 January 2020 after 47 years. However, the agreed withdrawal agreement provides for a transitional period until 31 December 2020, which means that the UK will remain part of the European single market until the end of that period. It will then officially be a third country and will no longer participate in the EU decision-making process.

Until 31 December 2020 for citizens, consumers, companies, investors, students and researchers, both in the EU and in the United Kingdom, there will be no change but, with the arrival of the new year and starting from 1 January 2021, the Brexit will become official. We will have to prepare for fundamental changes in the movement of goods between the EU and the UK, in order to regulate their transit, all goods will be subject to customs procedures and strict controls. The way in which individual shipments entering and leaving the United Kingdom will be handled will vary and significantly longer waiting times at EU borders (port terminals, Eurotunnel, etc.) can be expected.

Our goal is to best assist you and support you throughout the shipment process of your goods. Our Customer Service and our internal Customs Agencies will always be at your side and will constantly update you on any changes.

On a practical level, what is there to know?

Below is a list of essential documents that will allow us to better manage your shipments to and from the United Kingdom with the entry into force of Brexit:

  • Fommercial invoice
  • Packaging details
  • Name of the Consignor and the Consignee
  • Description of the goods (Gross weight, Value and currency)
  • Incoterm
  • Country
  • EORI number (number for registration and identification of economic operators)
  • Commodity - TARIC number
  • Power of attorney


Do you want to know more and need further support?

Contact us, we will support you!