In October the United Kingdom announced that they realized a deal with the EU. However, to be able to implement the deal, the EU granted a delay until 31 January 2020. This means that it remains necessary to be Brexit Ready. Of course DPD is happy to help you and therefore we have developed a Brexit page so you will be able to find all relevant information.

A Bonded Warehouse has been set up in DPD’s new headquarters in Oirschot, HUB Eindhoven, so that parcels can be rapidly checked and cleared easily through customs. New Brexit-proof labels have been rolled out, contracts have been signed with specialist firms, and the service offering has been defined.

Prepare for Brexit:

Brexit ready brochure (Dutch only)

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Brexit ready keurmerk

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Be prepared for it!

It’s important that you undertake the required preparations yourself to be Brexit-ready.

Four matters are important in this:

  1. Do you already hold an EORI number for export to the United Kingdom?
  2. Do your products carry HS codes?
  3. Have you chosen the transport condition with which you want to ship your parcels?
  4. Have you registered with Customs in the United Kingdom?

We have produced a brochure (only available in Dutch) specially for you, detailing the required information.

Registering with HMRC (Customs in the United Kingdom)

The United Kingdom introduced VAT legislation (VAT notice 1003) at the start of 2019. A transition period applies, but in the future it will be mandatory for a shipper to pay VAT himself for parcels worth ≤ £135.

Do you regularly send parcels worth ≤ £135 to the United Kingdom? Then register with HMRC (the Customs authority in the United Kingdom) so that you can pay the VAT in future. Registration is very simple. You can download a complete description below.