Brexit and Rhenus

There is now a free trade deal in place from 01.01.21. However, customs will still be needed. To ensure our customers are prepared for Brexit, we have prepared the following information.

PREPARING YOU FOR BREXIT:

The UK will leave the EU on 31.12.2020. As of the 24.12.20 the EU and the UK have agreed to free trade deal. More information can be found here. However, from 01.01.2021, all freight movements between the UK & the EU will still be subject to customs procedures. We have taken extensive steps to minimise any impacts caused by Brexit. Our priority is to maintain a seamless service to our customers, irrespective of the challenges ahead.

 

 

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Your Brexit Checklist

We recommend reading through our Brexit Checklist PDF - this document details 5 key steps businesses should take to prepare for Brexit. Our Brexit Checklist contains links to UK Government websites, customs forms and more. Complete our Checklist today to see if your business is ready for Brexit.
 

Rhenus UK Brexit checklist

The key points of our Checklist can also be found below:

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1. NOMINATE RHENUS AS YOUR CUSTOMS BROKER
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2. ENSURE YOU HAVE AN EORI NUMBER
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3. COMMERCIAL INVOICES, PACKING LISTS, LICENSES & CERTIFICATES
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4. IDENTIFY VALUE, INCOTERMS, ORIGIN, GROSS, NET WEIGHT AND COMMODITY CODES

ENSURE YOU SPEAK WITH YOUR CLIENTS AND SUPPLIERS:

Additionally, UK traders must speak with their clients and suppliers to obtain the following:

  • Their EU EORI Number.
  • Details of any appointed customs broker.
  • If no appointed broker, will they empower Rhenus as their Broker/Direct Representative?
  • Are they going to pay Duty/VAT or will they require a deferment facility?
  • Will they clear goods on-site or via our hub.
  • If clearance on-site, what is their customs office of destination.

    CONSIDER THE PACKAGING YOU ARE USING:

    From the 01.01.2021 wood packaging material must meet ISPM15 International Standards. This involves being heat treated and marked. Although with freight, this primarily applies to wooden pallets, it is needed for all raw wooden material over 6mm thick, so may include additional packaging.

    Post-Brexit, you will need to ensure any wood packaging is compliant, or you may consider using alternative materials; corrugated, plastics etc.

    Need more Information?

    Our dedicated teams across the UK are focused on preparing for Brexit together with our customers.

    If you would like to know more about Brexit and what Rhenus is doing to prepare our customers for it please get in touch: