DHL Express is the world’s most international company. Our dedicated taskforce has spent over four years preparing our business and helping customers understand what trading with the EU will look like in the future.
The Brexit transition period will end on 31 December, and new trading rules will apply from 2021. Although negotiations on the details are still ongoing, now’s the time to check your business is ready, especially if you’ve never shipped outside of the EU before.
To learn more about how we can prepare together, please refer to the below or speak to your DHL Express Account Manager.
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Our expert taskforce continues to asses all aspects of our business and prepare our operation in every way we can. We have increased the number of operational staff and customer agents, and expanded our bond capacity in anticipation of future customs requirements for the EU.
The most significant change for businesses trading internationally will be the introduction of customs requirements when shipping to and from the EU. Our Brexit Guide can help identify the best ways to ready your business.
Customs Duties & Taxes are likely to be applied to parcels arriving in the UK from the EU, in the same way that these charges apply now when receiving parcels from outside the EU. The recipient will be asked to pay these charges.
We will do everything we can to maintain as seamless a service as possible in what may be challenging circumstances. If there are delays at the ports this is likely to impact our Day Definite International road services to/from Europe.
The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. The exact terms of exit will be negotiated during current ‘transition period’, which is expected to conclude on 31 December 2020. New trading rules will apply from 1 January 2021.
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