As Great Britain has now officially left the European Customs Union, many shipments to Europe will require Customs Approval before reaching the delivery point.
For each shipment, additional paperwork is mandatory for Customs procedures.
Duties and Taxes are also likely with goods imported into GB or the EU.
However, it remains unclear whether there will be a Free Trade Agreement or if the trade will be on World Trade Organisation Terms as yet; We will provide more details once this is confirmed.
At PalletOnline, we want to help ease the process of sending a pallet to the EU after Brexit; Please read the following information carefully.
The vast majority of shipments from the UK heading into the EU are now subject to Customs approval before they can move forward.
For your goods to pass through Customs with no issues, you must provide all the correct documents and paperwork.
If you don't provide the correct details, your shipment will face delays.
As an exporter, you will need to provide additional documents and paperwork for your goods to reach their European destination with no issues.
Before booking your Europe pallet delivery with PalletOnline, please make sure you have the following documents at hand:
A commercial invoice is mandatory for ALL shipments heading out of Great Britain.
Northern Ireland has remained in the EU’s single goods market, so the process of shipping goods to NI has changed only very slightly.
When booking a Northern Ireland pallet delivery with us, you DO NOT need to complete any Customs paperwork. We will process this for you.
However, you will need to make declarations and pay any tariffs due when sending goods to Northern Ireland from Great Britain.
Regarding the changes to Northern Ireland pallet shipping, the UK Government has released a Protocol document that focuses on four types of shipments. These include:
Instead of collecting VAT at the delivery point, this happens at the initial sale. This change applies to many goods under the value of £135.
All shipments above that value will remain subject to the existing Customs rules and processes, where the receiver is responsible for paying Duty upon delivery.
These changes will NOT apply to shipments containing excise goods or non-commercial transactions between private individuals; Existing rules continue for these transactions.