Brexit: well prepared with GLS*


The United Kingdom is expected to exit the EU on March 29, 2019 and will from that point on be viewed by the EU as a non-member country. This will impact the movement of goods between the EU and the UK. To make this transition as easy as possible for customers and to counter any uncertainties, GLS has been preparing for all forms of Brexit for several months with a Europe-wide, centrally coordinated project.

*This page will be continually updated due to repeated new developments.

Customs EU

Customs – GLS to rely on experience

GLS has for many years been a reliable partner for parcel deliveries across Europe and the world. The parcel service provider is able to utilise existing, proven processes for smooth imports and exports, including deliveries requiring customs clearance. As a subsidiary of the UK’s Royal Mail Group, GLS enjoys special opportunities to give its customers extensive support when sending to the UK. In addition, GLS has prepared a range of measures for the worst-case scenario, including transitioning IT systems, adjusting operational processes, hiring staff for customs work and training sales employees.

Important for non-EU deliveries

It can generally be said that there are still outstanding questions regarding customs regulations after Brexit. We will keep you updated with the latest developments.

Businesses require an Economic Operators’ Registration and Identification (EORI) number for deliveries to countries outside of the EU. Applications for this number can be submitted to the customs authority of your country.

GLS is currently preparing various options for customs clearance that are tailored to sender needs. As standard, exports to the UK can use individual or collective clearance for commercial goods.

In any case: your export to the UK is always in safe hands with GLS!

For further information, please visit the website of the GLS subsidiary in your country .