Brexit: GLS is prepared

Great Britain’s EU exit is planned to take place on 31 October at the latest. If Great Britain leaves the EU without an agreement on that date and is considered by the EU as a non-member country, this will impact the movement of goods between the EU and the UK, as goods will have to be customs-cleared then.

GLS has for many years been customers’ 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 of deliveries requiring customs clearance. As a subsidiary of the UK’s Royal Mail, GLS enjoys special opportunities to give its customers extensive support when sending to the UK – even in the case of a hard Brexit.

GLS has prepared a range of measures for a possible no deal Brexit, including transitioning IT systems, adjusting operational processes, hiring staff for customs work and training sales employees.

GLS will provide further information here as soon as new developments will arise. In any case: your export to the UK is always in safe hands with GLS!

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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 in Romania, Direcția Generală a Vămilor ( https://www.customs.ro/ ).

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.