Brexit- Change is coming - Are you ready?

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

Change is coming - Are you ready?

The United Kingdom (UK) left the European Union (EU) on the 31st January 2020. We are now in a ‘transition phase’ that will last until the 31st December 2020, during this period both sides are negotiating their future relationship.

Regardless of whether a trade deal can be agreed, as from the 1st January 2021, there will be 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. P&O Ferrymasters will need to build capacity to do this, so it is important that you engage with us in advance, we ask that you do this now.  Remember declarations are required to export and to import.

Given the changes that will be taking place it is important to ensure that you are doing all you can to be prepared.

Your first step - Register to an EORI number

Your first step is to obtain an EORI (Economic Operators Registration and Identification) number from your national customs authority.

Read more about the changes and to see what you need to prepare.

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

What’s happening in Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The UK Government published its Border Operating Model on 25 June 2020 – a further update was published on 7 October.

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