Brexit: No process changes until the end of 2020


On January 31, 2020 the United Kingdom will leave the EU. As of this date, the UK will no longer be an EU member. However, there is a transitional period until the end of 2020 for the transport of goods between the EU and the UK.

The customs status of the UK after this period will depend on the ongoing negotiations and agreements with the EU. One outcome may be that the UK will be given the status of a third country from the EU's point of view. This means that the transport of goods and thus parcel shipment between the EU and the UK will be subject to customs supervision from January 1, 2021 at the earliest.

GLS has for many years been customers’ reliable partner for parcel deliveries across Europe and the world. This is why GLS customers rely on existing, proven processes for smooth imports and exports, including of deliveries requiring customs clearance. Thus, GLS will continue to give its customers extensive support for shipments to the UK also from 2021.