On 29 January 2020, the European Parliament ratified the Brexit agreement, which the United Kingdom Parliament had already ratified at the beginning of the month.

• The United Kingdom thus left the European Union on 31 January 2020 and entered a transitional period that lasts until 31 December 2020. This will allow the UK and the EU to negotiate a trade agreement to take effect on 1 January 2020.

• During this period, there will be no change to the trade of goods and services between the UK and the EU. This means that goods will still move freely without customs declarations or inspections, and so the shipping process of the DPD Group will not change.

• The DPD Group is monitoring the progress of negotiations to ensure that commercial activity continues smoothly in future.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the consequences of Brexit.