Brexit – Are You Ready?

Together we keep Europe and your business moving!

Brexit has happened! From the 1st of January 2021, trade between the EU and the UK will require customs export and import declarations, with some goods requiring additional checks.

To ensure minimum risk against any delays, we have invested heavily to provide an “end to end” service for our customers including import and export declarations and the management of any additional border controls and checks.

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Optimally Prepared

The ongoing Political decisions concerning Brexit will affect transport, customs, and administrative activities for deliveries to, from, and via the United Kingdom. For example, lead times may change. Brexit also brings new administrative formalities. Please ensure that you reach out to your Schenker contact as soon as possible, to arrange to discuss your customs requirements and those of your consignees.

See our Checklist:

EORI Number and Permits
Have you requested an EORI number yet? Also consider who will provide the export and import declarations, and pay the duties and taxes. Any information you can supply in advance, including those of your consignees, will help us to prepare.

Commercial Invoice
Should be available and contain date, value, quantities, weight, packaging information as well as country of origin, HS commodity codes and the other points listed such as EORI and Incoterms.

HS Code of your Products
Customs uses a Harmonised System with commodity codes (HS) to classify products. Review and select the correct codes concerned to expedite your freight.

We advise you to discuss your delivery terms and conditions with your consignees, especially the matter of who is responsible for which rights, obligations, and costs. The Incoterms indicate how far the liability of buyer and seller reaches. More information is available here.

Authority to act on your behalf (Letter of Power of Attorney or on-line equivalent)
If either you or your consignee want us to act on your behalf for customs declarations, we’ll need to have the PoA or equivalent from you to proceed.

Pallet Shipments
Check that the materials you use to ship your good comply with regulations – e.g. pallet wood treatments ISPM15

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