Brexit remains at the top of the DHL Express 2020 agenda, and our dedicated taskforce will closely monitor developments.
We are hopeful that the year ahead will bring clarity, as new trade deals are discussed and we see the first picture of what trading will look like after the UK has left the EU.
At DHL Express, we are continuing to work alongside UK and EU legislators to ensure the requirements of internationally-trading businesses are met, and to fully understand the impact that the proposed exit terms will have for ourselves and our customers.
Please speak to your Account Manager if you’d like to learn more about the ways in which we can prepare for Brexit together.
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Our expert taskforce continues to asses our business and prepare our operation for changes into 2021 that will be within our control. We have increased the number of operational staff and customer agents, plus expanded our bond capacity of future customs requirements for the EU.
The most significant change for businesses trading internationally is the likely introduction of customs requirements for 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. A transition period has now begun, during which the exact terms of exit will be negotiated. This is expected to conclude on 31 December 2020. New trading rules are therefore likely to apply from 1 January 2021.
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