Brexit

Brexit

DPD Latvia is part of the DPD group, which is the largest land parcel delivery network in Europe. With our combined efforts, as part of the DPD group, we have prepared for “Brexit”. The following main actions have been summed up to help you get prepared for “Brexit”.

Download the "Specifics of Delivery in the UK" terms file to see all requirements that take effect on January 1, 2021!

Terms and conditions for shipment delivery in Great Britain 01.01.2021

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Samples for completing export invoices with explanations (in latvian)

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Attention!

From 2021, shipments to the United Kingdom will be provided only to customers with a cooperation agreement, in accordance with the requirements described in the regulations "Specifics of delivery to the United Kingdom"*.

* Northern Ireland remains in the customs territory of the European Union

Time schedule for changes in delivery and service design:

  1. 11.12.2020 the last shipments processed with the DPD MAX service are accepted.
  2. 18.12.2020 At 15:00, shipments to Great Britain for individuals and legal entities are terminated without a cooperation agreement, purchasing the service on the self-service website eserviss.dpd.lv, on-site at Paku Skapjos, as well as using a letter of guarantee as a shipment application form for shipments from/to Great Britain.
  3. 22.12.2020 At 15:00, the last shipments in the Pickup network must be delivered without additional customs documentation - the condition applies to both customers with a concluded cooperation agreement and customers without an agreement.
  4. 22.12.2020 At 2:30 pm, all orders from the UK will be discontinued via the Pickup Request service.
  5. 23.12.2020 At 15:00, the processing of DPD GUARANTEE and Pickup services in all shipment processing systems is closed.
  6. 23.12.2020 When the courier arrives at your address, the last shipments are accepted without additional processing from customers with a concluded cooperation agreement.
  7. 04.01.2021 the acceptance of shipments from customers with a concluded cooperation agreement is resumed, observing the new design requirements and changes in the use of services. 04.01.2021 VAT rate for all shipments to Great Britain is changed from 21% to 0%.
  8. 04.01.2021 a new customs inspection service is introduced 6.90 EUR + 0% VAT for each parcel to Great Britain.

Are you ready for all Brexit processes?

  1. Have you assessed the impact of Brexit on your business?
  2. Have you agreed to use DAP Incoterma with your customers?

1. If you haven't done so yet and haven't exported goods outside of the EU yet, apply for an EORI number.

To export goods outside the EU, entrepreneurs must register an EORI number. An EORI number (Economic Operators Registration and Identification number) is a unique identification number that the customs authorities grant to the entrepreneur or person to register them within the customs territory of the European Union. Click here for more information.

1. If you haven't done so yet and haven't exported goods outside of the EU yet, apply for an EORI number.

To export goods outside the EU, entrepreneurs must register an EORI number. An EORI number (Economic Operators Registration and Identification number) is a unique identification number that the customs authorities grant to the entrepreneur or person to register them within the customs territory of the European Union. Click here for more information.

2. Start looking for HS (harmonisation) codes for products that you wish to export from the EU.

HS codes are also known as Commodity Codes. These codes allow customs to know exactly what your product is and what VAT or tax rate must be collected for the goods. If you sell many different products, you must start summarising these codes right away. You can find more information on HS codes here.

3. Make sure that you have saved all the phone numbers and e-mail addresses of all of your clients.

Contact information will be crucial for every delivery that travels from Latvia to Great Britain and vice versa. The contact information will be used for contacting the client, so they are informed of the payments of all taxes and duties. If this information isn't specified we won't be able to process the parcels in the packing list printing program.

3. Make sure that you have saved all the phone numbers and e-mail addresses of all of your clients.

Contact information will be crucial for every delivery that travels from Latvia to Great Britain and vice versa. The contact information will be used for contacting the client, so they are informed of the payments of all taxes and duties. If this information isn't specified we won't be able to process the parcels in the packing list printing program.

4. When exporting parcels to Great Britain you will require an SPRN number.

What is an SPRN number?

An SPRN number is a small parcel registration number (also known as the HMRC VAT payer code). SPRN’s are applicable to parcels that have a value that does not exceed 135 £. This concerns exports from Latvia to Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

Why do I need an SPRN number?

If you state your SPRN number in the shipping data, the parcel will be delivered to the recipient without collecting VAT. Instead, the HM Customs will bill you directly. Bills for the payment of VAT will only be made out for parcels that are delivered to Great Britain in case an agreement has not been reached.

How can I get my SPRN number?

An SPRN is a mandatory requirement for all parcels that are transported from Latvia to Great Britain. Get your SPRN number here.

To receive any additional information contact the Sales Department by writing to the e-mail address [email protected] or by calling the number: 67387286.