The 31 January 2020 the UK left the European Union, and the Transition Period as stated in the Withdrawal Agreement begins. During this period, nothing changed for trade of goods and services between the UK and the EU.
The United Kingdom will definitely leaving the European Union the 1st of January 2021. From this date on, customs formalities become mandatory for trade of goods and services.
It’s important that you undertake the required preparations yourself to be Brexit-ready.
Four matters are important in this:
Before sending your parcels provide your data. Please send the completed form to [email protected]:
Service from the UK to Europe and the Republic of Ireland are paused due to Brexit adjustments. Imports to the UK will resume. All details must be Brexit compliant. Customs formalities for trade in goods and services are mandatory. Delays may occur due to the new Brexit rules.
At this stage, we do not know how long these services will be unavailable for, but we will provide regular updates as the situation changes.
A commercial or pro forma invoice in English language is required.
Yes, if the origin of your goods is preferential according to the free trade agreement between Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The rules of application are the same as those of the EUR-MED countries.
We need 3 copies of the invoice.
No, this is not possible at present. Customs requires a document in order to be able to declare the goods - it is also not permitted for reasons of storage/evidence requirements.
A customs tariff number is not mandatory but strongly recommended to avoid longer delays.
If there is no customs tarrif we need an accurate description of the goods on the invoice. Inaccurate descriptions of exported goods are not accepted and will cause delays in customs clearance. The description of goods must include the name of the items, quantity per item, composition, value per unit and intended use. The use of general terms such as "samples", "parts" or "spare parts" are not to be used for customs classification.
The specification of the Swiss customs tariff number in the invoice items is sufficient for us. If the shipper is indicating UK-HS Codes it must be indicated clearly.
eDAP or DAP
A private person has got no EORI. But you must provide the contact details of the consumer in UK (contact person, mobile number or email address).
<135 £ for B2C Delivery: VAT will be charged directly to the sender by HMRC. The sender has to declare the VAT amount on the invoice as Sales Tax. Duties do not apply under this limit.
>135 £ for B2C Delivery: With DAP delivery, D/T will be charged directly by DPD UK to the importer. With eDAP Delivery D/T will be charged by sending Business Unit to the sender.
<135 £ for B2B Delivery: For VAT the reverse charge by buyer is applied through HMRC. The sender has to declare the value without VAT but has to mention reverse charge and the british VAT no of the UK importer on the invoice. Duties do not apply under this limit.
>135 £ for B2B Delivery: With DAP delivery, D/T will be charged directly by DPD UK to the importer. If the importer has communicated the DAN-number to DPD UK, duties and taxes will be charged directly to him. If the recipient opts for "Import VAT postponed accounting" he will pay VAT directly to HMRC. The recipient must inform DPD UK before the first shipment.
As the D/T are invoiced by DPD UK, the consignee receives a payment notification. The payment needs to be made during 5 working days, unless the parcel will be returned to the sender.
For BULK Customs clearances it is mandatory to have:
For more information, please contact your DPD sales representative.
The export declaration can be made by DPD or the exporter. Export declaration = EAD / MRN / ABD
Yes. We need a contact person, mobile number or email address are mandatory. DPD UK will contact the importer of record to collect the duties and taxes. If this is not possible, the parcels are returned to the sender.
For example a unique invoice number, unique delivery note no., one parcel ID from the consignment
No. At the moment being, only businesses may send parcels to the UK. We don't offer CtoC.
Return deliveries or collections requests are not offered in the first phase.
Yes, if the parcel has not been delivered successfully to the recipient, the parcel is returned with the same parcelnumber to the sender. Bulk parcels, on the other hand, will be returned to your, prior to the bulk shipment indicated, designated english warehouse address.
The Channels Island (Jersey and Guernsey) have a specific status that makes them destinations, that require specific Customs Treatment. These destinations are momentarily suspended as a destination.
In contrast to the other parts of the UK, Northern Ireland remains, as things stand today, within the European Customs Territory. Preparing customs documents, providing customs data and customs clearance are therefore not necessary. In any case, please ensure that goods to Northern Ireland do not appear on the invoice and customs data for parcels to the rest of the UK. Routing is through DPD NL in Eindhoven.
DAN stands for Deferment Account Number. If the importer of record in UK import goods regularly, he can apply for a customs deferment account, for example, to delay the payment of most customs duties.
With a customs deferral account, you can make one payment per month by direct debit instead of paying for individual shipments.
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs is a non-departmental division of the United Kingdom government primarily responsible for the collection of taxes and the payment of certain governmental.