London East Brexit Update - Get Prepared

How will Brexit affect your business importing from and exporting to Europe?

As we are sure you are aware, the Brexit withdrawal agreement has been passed by Parliament and Britain officially left the EU on the 31st January 2020. We are now in a transition period until 31st December 2020.

As part of the transition arrangements, the UK will remain in the single market and the customs union during this time. Both during and after the transition period, London East Transport and our carrier partners are fully committed to supporting customers with their cross-border trade.

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Get Prepared

There are some things you can start to do now to ensure you are ready for the end of the transition period, whether we have trade agreements in place or not. Please see some useful links below.

  • Import and Export Procedures
    The government have provided a collection of articles to provide guidance for businesses established in the UK who import into or export out of the EU.
  • Preparing to Import after Brexit
    The government provide a step-by-step guide on how to bring goods into the UK from outside the EU.
  • Preparing to Export post Brexit
    The government provide a step-by-step guide on how to move goods from the UK to countries outside the EU.
  • Get an EORI number
    From 1st Jan 2021, you'll need an EORI number that starts with GB to move goods in or out of the UK. You can get an EORI number here.

The links above are the most current as of 04/02/2020, but are subject to change as the advice regarding import/export changes. We will regularly update this page during the transition period.

Our Shipping Portal can help

Did you know that our portal, our online shipping platform, has many Brexit-ready features built right in, to help you to ship goods within the EU? These include:

  • Commercial invoices
    Our portal generates commercial invoices for EU shipments so there is no need to learn how to create a commercial invoice. The platform ensures compliance by forcing commercial invoices where needed.
  • Paperless commercial invoices
    Electronic customs invoices save paper and speed up customs clearance.
  • Simple international returns process
    You can print prepaid returns labels to make customer returns quick & easy.
  • Deliver Duty Paid (DDP)
    Send shipments with duty & tax prepaid so that your customers don't have to worry.
  • E-commerce integrations
    Automate your UK and international labelling process to save time and money.

If you would like advice on any of the above areas, please get in touch.

If you are an Essex/London based business, you can arrange your Courier Service here

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