At the end of the transition period, from 1 January 2021, Customs procedures will be introduced for shipments to and from the EU. In addition to Customs paperwork, individual countries will also apply their own rules to all goods being shipped into the country. These restrictions are currently applied to goods arriving in the destination country from outside the EU.
What does this mean?
Products may require additional certification wherever health and safety regulations apply. Categories of goods with restrictions include medical and dental equipment, electronics and toys, for example. Veterinary and phytosanitary checks will also be required at a Border Control Point (BCP) for some Foodstuffs and Animal-or Plant based products. Information on these additional requirements can be found at Gov.uk.
Please be aware that in some cases DHL Express will no longer be able to carry goods with additional restrictions from 1 January 2020. Any goods requiring a BCP check cannot be carried.
Please note that there are also restrictions on what a country will accept as a document shipment, so please check both the document and goods information.
What to do next?
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