With the Brexit deadline fast approaching the future relationship between the UK and the EU still remains unclear.
In the event of a no deal Brexit, the biggest impact is likely to stem from changes in customs arrangements between the UK and the EU following the UK’s exit. These changes will affect you whether you are an occasional sender or receiver of items to and from the EU, someone who buys marketplace items from abroad or a business posting to the EU on a daily basis.
The information below provides a summary of the impacts on UK businesses selling e-commerce in to the EU. Further information is also available on the Government website: www.gov.uk/Brexit.
In the case of a no deal Brexit the duty threshold will change for goods sent from the UK to the EU.
In the case of a no deal Brexit, the UK will be a non-EU country so the same data and information for import and export clearance needs to be provided as for every other non-EU country to enable a correct and smooth clearance of goods. When shipping through the postal network, a CN22 or CN23 document needs to accompany your shipment.
Whether you use a CN22 or CN23 depends on the value of your goods. It is the customer’s responsibility to complete the CN22 or CN23 document correctly and entirely when shipping parcels. If this paperwork is not completed correctly the shipment may be blocked and additional charges recovered from the recipient of the parcel.
CN22 – for goods valued less than or equal to £270.
The following information is required on the CN22 declaration form:
CN23 – for goods valued greater than £270
The following information is required on the CN23 declaration form:
An HS code is used by customs authorities all over the world to be able to identify the contents of your package. You can obtain the relevant code by using an HS code search tool online and typing in a detailed goods description to get your code.
As a reminder, if this paperwork is not completed correctly the shipment may be blocked and additional charges recovered from the recipient of the parcel.
Whatever the outcome of Brexit on the 31st October or at any date in the future, we would like to reassure our customers that The Delivery Group are fully prepared.
The Delivery Group has been shipping parcels across the world for many years. We pride ourselves on a tailored, high-quality service and will continue to ensure that we are in a position to deliver our quality service, whatever form Brexit may take.