We present information, which would help to prepare for any changes that may arise as a result of Brexit. DPD Latvia is part of DPD group, Europe's largest road delivery network. We and our colleagues in the UK and mainland Europe put actions in place to manage even the worst case scenario of the ‘No Deal’ Brexit. Here are a key steps that you need to take right now to ensure that you are ready for Brexit.
In the case of ‘No Deal’ Brexit, the Great Britain direction will be available to customers with a signed cooperation agreement. Customers without agreement can hand over last shipments till the evening of 24th of October.
Already from 28h of October all shipments must be made in DPD labelling software a printed manifest before the courier arrival for parcel pick-up to send electronic shipments data in the country of delivery. From this day all shipments must have all necessary customs documentation and with corresponding mandatory requirements. So as only allowed delivery services can be used for shipments to Great Britain. All parcels that will not match the information in this section will be automatically returned to the sender.
Are You ready for any Brexit scenario?
- Have You assessed the impact of “no deal“ Brexit for Your business?
- Have You made agreement on DAP service of “Incoterms“ with Your customers?
1. If you haven't done so already, apply for an EORI number, if you do not currently ship goods outside the EU.
To export goods outside the EU, economic operators need to register an EORI number. EORI - Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number is a unique identification number assigned by the customs authorities to an economic operator or other person for registration in the customs territory of the Union. For more information click here.
2. Start looking up HS (Harmonisation) codes for the products that you wish to export from the EU.
These HS codes are also known as Commodity Codes. These codes let Customs know what your product is, and what VAT or Duty rate to charge for the goods. If you have a number of different products to sell, you should start compiling these codes now. Information about HS codes here.
3. Ensure that you are capturing email and mobile numbers for all of your consignees.
Contacts will be critical to each shipment travelling between Latvia and UK and UK and Latvia. The contact details will be used to communicate with your customers to make them aware of any taxes and duties payable. If we don’t receive these details in the consignment information, we will not be able to process the shipment.
4. If you're exporting from Latvia to North Ireland or Great Britain, you'll need an SPRN Number.
What is an SPRN Number?
SPRN means Small Parcel Registration Number. SPRN is applicable for parcels, which value not exceed 135 £. It relates to exports from Latvia to North Ireland and Great Britain.
Why do I need an SPRN Number?
If you provide us with your SPRN Number in your shipping data, your consignee will not be billed for any UK VAT. Rather, HM Customs will bill you directly. Billing will not commence until October 2019 - billing raised in October will retrospectively cover all shipments dispatched from October 31st onward (in the event of a Hard Brexit).
How can I get my SPRN Number?
An SPRN Number is a mandatory requirement for all shipments travelling to North Ireland and Great Britain from Latvia. You can get SPRN number here.
For further information please contact Sales Department via email at [email protected] or phone: 67387286