Brexit is here- Guiding you through

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  • Declarations are required when your goods travel in and out of the UK and the EU

Brexit is here - Guiding you through

The United Kingdom (UK) has left the European Union (EU) and new rules and processes on importing and exporting goods between the UK and the EU are being enforced from 1 January 2021.

There is now a requirement for declarations to be made to customs as your goods travel in and out of the UK and the EU. You can declare your own goods to customs, you can employ a broker to do this or P&O Ferrymasters can assist you with this process if we are provided with enough notice in advance.

 

At P&O Ferrymasters we have been working hard to update our systems and processes ahead of the Brexit deadline and we are ready to help you move your goods, but we need your help to ensure the correct steps have been taken and the correct documentation has been obtained to ensure as smooth and efficient border crossings as possible.

 

Remember, declarations are required to export and to import. It is important to arrange the declarations before arranging your transport.

MINIMUM INFORMATION REQUIRED

- The name and address of the importer/exporter and their EORI details

- The import/export declarations in place

- The name and address of any agent in the EU/UK

- Start and end location and dates

- Goods description that is clearly understood by the authorities

- Gross weight

- Nett weight

- Number of packages

- Package type

 

To book your transport with P&O Ferrymasters please continue to contact us in the way you always have. Or contact us through our online form. 

 

If you would like to employ P&O Ferrymasters to help manage your customs, please allow us enough time to arrange this for you.

 

OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION

 

There are numerous sources of information on post-Brexit import/export requirements such as government, port authority and freight company websites.

 

Our colleagues at P&O Ferries have created step by step guides for using all of their freight routes, which you may find useful https://www.pofreight.com/brexit-advice. These guides also contain links to relevant authorities, there is a Brexit glossary on the main page and the search bar at the top of the site should help navigate you straight to the information you need.

 

WORKING TOWARDS BAU

 

We understand that the new system and processes you will have to follow may be difficult to get used to, but we all want to minimise queue times at borders and make the entire process as streamlined as possible, therefore we are keen to help guide our customers where possible.

 

We hope you find the above information helpful and we look forward to hearing from you.

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