Although the leaders of the European Union (EU) have agreed to delay Britain’s departure from the EU, it is still likely that Britain will leave the European Union with no deal, which will make trade with this country more difficult for everyone.

The representatives of Venipak say that in the event of a hard Brexit, the United Kingdom will become a third country for EU member states and substantial changes will be will introduced in sending and receiving consignments.

“The procedure for sending postal consignments would be the same as for other non-EU countries. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, customs declarations will have to be completed for consignments and there will be additional charges and customs duties. As a result, the consignments will take longer to travel, because they will have to pass all controls,” says Venipak representatives.

When exporting goods and sending consignments, the following documents will be required and the following changes will be made:

  1. An EORI number will be required
  2. An invoice will have to be enclosed with the goods
  3. A customs brokerage agreement
  4. Additional customs duties

EORI is a unique number throughout the European Community assigned to economic operators and other companies and individuals by the customs authority in each member state. The EORI number is used to identify economic operators and other companies and individuals during customs clearance: import, export, transit customs procedures, applications for the issuance of permits provided in customs regulations, etc. EORI registration can be made prior to Britain’s exit from the EU or when the customs declaration or request to issue a decision by the customs authorities is submitted for the first time.

When importing goods and receiving consignments, the following documents will be required and the following changes will be made:

  1. An invoice will be required from the sender
  2. Customs brokers may require the recipient/customer to provide an additional document – a questionnaire
  3. Additional customs duties

These are the main changes that should enter into force in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Please contact our consultants regarding any issues related to this matter and they will deal with all of the most important queries regarding sending or receiving your goods to/from Great Britain.

Venipak is monitoring the situation closely and is ready to provide all of the necessary information and assistance to its clients so that the sending or receiving of consignments is not delayed and there are no misunderstandings in filling in the documents.