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On 24th of December the EU/UK agreed a post-Brexit trade deal and from 1st of January new rules applied:

  • Customs declarations will be required.
  • Commercial Invoices are required which contain information required for customs clearance.
    > Post-Brexit Tips
  • As an exporter you are responsible for identifying and notifying Controlled Goods into IPAFFS in the UK or TRACES NT for shipments to the EU 24 hours before they reach the boarder.
  • As an exporter you are responsible for identifying and obtaining licenses and permits for goods where appropriate - for example Dual Use Goods.
  • Goods traveling into and out of the UK to the EU must be on packaging that conforms to ISPM15.
    > New requirements for Wood Packaging Material
  • Safety and Security declarations will be required. This will be looked after by DB Schenker on behalf of our customers.
  • Importers will need to make provision to pay VAT. The way this is done depends on local country rules.
  • Shipments to Ireland (although still in the EU) will require a Commercial Invoice so that the appropriate Transit documentation can be created.

On the right side of this page you may find all the necessary information that will help you to prepare in the best possible way for the post-Brexit situation. If you need further support, DB Schenker will be happy to help you.

Together we keep Europe and your business moving!

As of October 2021 – this information is supplied without liability.


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