Brexit Informations


On January 31, 2020 the United Kingdom left the EU.

You can find below some of the requirements to send to UK:

  • Customs clearance authorization to GLS agent
  • Pro forma invoice or invoice (without VAT information) - The invoice must include the address, the phone number, etc.
  • Customs code and the value for each product need to be include (please include the official currency)
  • How many parcels and and the gross and net weight of each parcel and the total
  • Incoterm
  • The EORI numbers of the commercial exporter in the EU and f the commercial importer in the UK are required.
  • About the Incoterm 18 (VAT import pre-registration) it's for parcels with a shipment value of max. GBP135. You need to include the UK VAT exporter number to B2B (private customer) and to business customer you need to use the importer VAT and incluse in the invoice " “Use importer account for VAT to HMRC”.
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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!