IS YOUR BUSINESS
READY FOR 2021?

IS YOUR BUSINESS
READY FOR 2021?

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SUPPORTING OUR CUSTOMERS THROUGH BREXIT

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 ended on 31 December 2020, with new rules for trade with the EU now in place. Follow our guidance below to help ensure smooth trade with the EU going forwards.

DHL EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL
TRADE CHECKLIST

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DHL EXPRESS CUSTOMER GUIDE
TO BREXIT

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For more information and support, please see the additional documents below or speak to you DHL Express Account Manager.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Useful Links
UK Government transition period guide

The British Chambers of Commerce Brexit Hub

Bespoke Shipping Tool Technical Change Documents
To request support for bespoke shipping tools, or confirm your readiness for 2021, click here

Please note: Standard tools will be automatically updated

Bespoke Shipping Tool VAT documents
FAQs
How is DHL Express preparing?

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.

How can customers prepare their business?

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.

What will change for parcel recipients?

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.

Will there be delays?

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.

What is the timeline?

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.

SUPPORTING OUR CUSTOMERS THROUGH BREXIT

For more information on preparing your business, please review our guide.

Should you have any queries, please contact your DHL Express Account Manager.

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ORGANISATIONS THAT CAN HELP

To support every step of your journey, DHL has teamed up with international business experts and key service providers.

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GROW YOUR E-COMMERCE

Helping you understand every step of the international e-commerce journey with our handy guide.

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READ OUR WEEKLY TRADE UPDATE

Get the information and advice you need to make the most of international business opportunities.

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