22/06/2020: On Friday 12th June the UK formally told the EU that it will not be asking for an extension to the Brexit "Transition Period". This means that from 1st January 2021 new trade rules will come into force and customs declarations will be required. Schenker's Brexit team continue to work on all the issues that need to be understood so that we can continue to support our Customers and make the transition to the new rules as simple as possible.
02/02/2020: Update from Robert Hardy (Brexit Adviser & Registered Expert with EU Commission)
Well that’s it then, we have left the EU!
Now our attention diverts to the trade talks. Our message is ‘keep calm and carry on’…preparing. Expect Customs formalities from 1st January 2021 and prepare as such.
EVERYTHING CHANGES, NOTHING CHANGES
We received a lot of worried calls about the 31st January leaving date. Many thought the paperwork started from 1st February. It did not! We are now in a transition period during which time the UK Government will negotiate with the EU (and others) and those negotiations will decide what tariffs and processes apply from midnight on 31st December 2020. It should be noted that UK Gov now refers to EU as Read more