On 24 December 2020, the new EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement was agreed in principle and has come into force on 1 January 2021. 

From 1 January, the trade and movement of goods between the UK and the EU are subject to the new terms and rules outlined in the Agreement. It has been agreed that for many products no import duties must be paid on both sides. 


Main changes after Brexit at DPD: 


  • Detailed data are required to export goods: commercial invoice in English stating the price and the origin of the items  
  • Customs declarations are required for each parcel towards UK (including Wales and Scotland) 
  • No Customs declarations are required towards Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland 
  • From 22 December 2020, DPD's Collection Request will be suspended indefinitely for all packages launched from the UK and for any BU where the destination is the UK. 
  • From 22 December 2020, only businesses can launch parcels to UK, we had to suspend all deliveries from private persons to UK 
  • It is still possible to send a parcel as a private costumer to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland 
  • The Sender must have EORI number, in case your business does not have one, kindly please apply for it as soon as possible 
  • In case your business is sending a parcel under 135 GBP to a private person in UK, your business must have UK VAT number, for this your business need to register in HMRC system 
  • The goods sent are subject to VAT (and duties when applicable) In case the origin of the goods is other than UK or EU, there will be applicable duties 
  • Inspections may take place on some goods imported or exported 
  • Rates change as a result of customs handling 
  • Transit times may increase because of linehaul changes and potentially customs checks 


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

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