Update January 30, 2020

On January 29, 2020, the European Parliament voted for Britain to leave the European Union. This means that January 31, 2020 is the last day of Great Britain as a full member of the European Union. According to the negotiated agreement, the so-called transitional period. What does this mean for Polish entrepreneurs? By the end of 2020, virtually no changes will come into force, e.g.

  • Free movement of people will continue;
  • No tariffs and other additional barriers to trade;
  • Possibility to export goods to Great Britain on the current terms;
  • Maintaining the current rules for both road and air transport.

The agreement allows for a one-time extension of the transition period by a year or two, provided that such a decision is taken by July 1, 2020.

Therefore, in the context of parcels and pallets sent to and from Great Britain, DPD Polska functions unchanged. Any new information that significantly changes the above-mentioned principles will be provided to you immediately.

Update September 27, 2019

We would like to remind you that after Great Britain leaves the European Union, there will be changes in the handling of shipments sent to and from Great Britain.

DPDgroup is prepared for various scenarios and models of the future partnership between Great Britain and the EU. However, we remind our clients to analyze the terms of trade with contractors, taking into account changes in customs procedures and new transport costs between Great Britain and the European Union. We encourage you to use the support of DPD, which has already implemented appropriate procedures and obtained the necessary certificates.

We draw your attention to the need to enter additional data in shipping applications, including: the Recipient's email address and telephone number, goods description in Polish and English, goods value, country of origin, customs tariff code, address and EORI number of the sender in the European Union and / or Great Britain and attach a commercial or pro forma invoice. Appropriate modules will be made available in our systems in the period immediately preceding BREXIT.

In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a contract, customs clearance will be required for parcels sent to the UK (the module for customs clearance will be available in our applications in due time). Export clearance from Poland to Great Britain requires an additional authorization for the DPD Netherlands customs agency. The appropriate document template will be available on our website in the near future.

If customs clearance is required, documents confirming the value of the exported goods in paper form must be attached to each package. The invoice should be placed on the package packaging so that it is easily accessible to customs services if necessary. The scan of the invoice should be attached in the electronic form "Customs clearance" available in the applications in which you create the shipment.

Under HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) requirements, sending parcels to the UK below £ 135 will need to obtain an Import Vat Number (available on https://www.gov.uk/guidance/register-for-import -vat-on-parcels-you-sell-it-uk-buyers)

Please note that in the absence of data, the shipment will be withheld and returned (the sender is responsible for providing complete data).

In addition, we inform you that the following services will not be available after BREXIT:

  • delivery of parcels posted in Poland to Pickup points in Great Britain
  • sending the parcel to / from Great Britain for cash and via https://www.dpdpickup.pl/Wycen-i-nadaj-Online
  • collection of parcels from Great Britain at the request of a DPD Polska client.
  • exclusion from the road service of Guernsey, Jersey and Man.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your sales representative.

Update - April 8, 2019

Below you will find current information on DPDgroup's preparations to leave the European Union by the United Kingdom. There is currently no binding information on when or how this will happen. DPDGroup tracks developments and prepares for each scenario.

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, customs clearance will be required for parcels sent to the UK.

In this case, new modules will be enabled in the applications you use to create shipments (such as DPD Online or API Webservices) containing the fields necessary for customs clearance.

Additionally - for export clearance from Poland to Great Britain, it will be necessary to authorize the DPD Netherlands customs agency. Such authorization will be valid for one year and must be signed in accordance with the representation of the National Court Register. The relevant document will be available from your sales representative (we remind you that you can check who is performing this role at https://www.dpd.com.pl/opiekun).

If customs clearance is required, each package must be accompanied by documents confirming the value of the exported goods in paper form (commercial or proforma invoice). The invoice should be placed on the package packaging so that it is easily accessible to customs services if necessary. A scan of the invoice should be attached to the electronic Customs Clearance form in the above-mentioned applications in which you create shipments.

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) requires shipments to the UK below £ 135 to obtain an Import Vat Number. This number will be used to settle VAT on import to the UK by the sender of the package.

Import Vat Number can be obtained from the HMRC website at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/register-for-import-vat-on-parcels-you-sell-to-uk-buyers

WARNING!

  • In the absence of customs data, the shipment may be suspended and returned to the sender.
  • The Customer / Sender is responsible for the data provided for customs clearance.
  • The contact details of the recipients (e-mail and telephone) will play a special role in the transport process, because the information on customs and tax fees will be directed through these communication channels. The phone number must be a local UK number and should be a mobile number.

Updated on March 1, 2019

DPDgroup is preparing for Brexit, assuming that it will take place on March 29, 2019, despite the lack of a specific decision on the part of the British government.

We make every effort to adapt our systems on time to the new legal and customs conditions, including the need to perform customs clearance for export parcels. This process is already known to those of you who use DPD services in countries outside the European Union. We would like to emphasize that the correct processing of packages in the customs clearance requires additional data. Therefore, in addition to the basic address data, it will be necessary to provide:

  • Recipient's email address and telephone number;
  • description of the goods in Polish and English;
  • the value of the goods;
  • country of origin;
  • customs tariff code *;
  • the sender's address and EORI ** number in the European Union and / or Great Britain;
  • and attaching a commercial or pro forma invoice.

The DPDOnline application will be expanded with a new module, containing fields that need to be completed with the above data. In the near future, we will provide detailed instructions on how to use the customs clearance module and other relevant information.

* Customs tariff code

The tariff is a list of all goods and the duty rates assigned to it. We provide you with a useful link where you can check the customs tariff codes of the goods you send. We encourage you to read it now. http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/dds2/taric/taric_consultation.jsp?Lang=pl

** What is the EORI number?

The EORI system was established on July 1, 2009. In the EU, the EORI number is assigned to importers and exporters by national customs authorities. It is used for handling customs declarations and customs clearance of goods imported and exported from / to countries outside the European Union.

What is Brexit?

This is the process of Great Britain leaving the European Union structures, initiated in the 2016 referendum.

What does this mean for our clients?

All UK exit scenarios from the EU and the considered models of subsequent partnership are related to changes in the rules of import and export, and therefore will most likely require cooperation between companies and their logistics partners in terms of adjusting procedures and contracts. The purpose of this document is to provide you with general information related to this. We will publish updates and guidance on a regular basis as the European Union's negotiations with the United Kingdom progress.

What actions has DPD Group, of which DPD Polska is part, taken?

DPD is in the process of intensive organizational preparations for Brexit scheduled for March 29, 2019. Our owner, DPDgroup, has set up a special team that, in consultation with EU officials and trade and customs advisers, develops variants of the DPDgroup strategy depending on the ultimately chosen by the UK options to leave the EU.

What next steps will DPD take?

  • We declare full commitment to the Brexit preparation process, both in terms of business and IT solutions facilitating the customs clearance process.
  • We will publish updates for customers on a regular basis.
  • We will launch a special communication channel for our clients.

Export and import to / from Great Britain - we recommend to customers:

Analysis of the need to renegotiate commercial conditions with your contractors, taking into account changes in customs procedures and new transport costs between Great Britain and the European Union.
Take advantage of the support of DPD, which has already implemented measures to take account of customs procedures. We have an AEO certificate for customs clearance and security, thanks to which we are fully prepared to handle our clients' export shipments to Europe and the UK.
The agreement between Great Britain and the EU regulating the conditions of Brexit is ready. Its ratification depends on its approval by the UK Parliament.

Further actions of the DPD group aimed at adapting the transport process to the requirements of the new legal status depend on the result of the vote.

We will keep you informed about any changes.