On 29 January 2020, the European Parliament ratified the Brexit withdrawal agreement that had been ratified earlier in January by the UK Parliament.
As a consequence, on 31 January 2020 the UK leaves the European Union, and the Transition Period as stated in the Withdrawal Agreement begins. It will last until 31 December 2020, allowing the UK and the EU to negotiate a Trade Deal that would be applicable as of 1 January 2021.
During this period, nothing changes for trade of goods and services between the UK and the EU. It means goods keep on circulating freely between the UK and the rest of the EU, without customs declarations or controls.
DPDgroup will closely follow the progress of negotiations and ensure we are prepared for all outcomes. Above all, DPDgroup will maintain operations as usual between the UK and the EU so that trade continues to be as frictionless and smooth as possible.
We want to draw your attention to four key steps that you should be informed about as soon as possible, and to start applying them, so that the Brexit decision does not adversely affect your business. Documents are available only in Slovenian language.
Here you can find the latest information from government agencies (available only in Slovenian language):
When Brexit occurs, from January 4th 2021 there will be a “temporary” suspension of the service Collection Request for all parcels sent to or from the UK, until this service is compatible with customs requirements.
Specifically, the suspension will include all cross-border Collection Requests with UK as requesting BU, it will not be possible to collect parcels in the UK as well as the delivery of such parcels to the UK.
For more detailed information contact your sales representative.