Brexit – be well prepared with GLS
Shortly before the end of the transitional period for the movement of goods between the EU and the UK on December 31, 2020, the parties have reached an agreement on trade relations. The UK has the status of a third country for the EU under customs law.Goods shipped originating in the EU still do not have to be cleared through customs, but all goods require customs clearance No problem: As a reliable partner for worldwide shipping, GLS can rely on proven processes for smooth import and export processing.
Current safety instructions
Criminals who order goods on the internet using a false identity and illegally obtained credit card data have recently been increasingly turning to “parcel agents”, as they are called. This job, usually offered as a side job, consists of accepting parcels and forwarding them to other addresses, often abroad.
This is intended to conceal the whereabouts of the fraudulently ordered goods. The police warn against accepting job offers as a parcel agent. This seemingly lucrative part-time job means involvement in fraud and money laundering – with criminal and financial consequences.