Brexit: No process changes until the end of 2020

On January 31, 2020 the United Kingdom will leave the EU. From this date, the UK will no longer be a member of the EU. However, there is a transitional period until the end of 2020 for the movement 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 movement of goods and thus parcel dispatch between the EU and the UK will in this case be subject to customs supervision from January 1, 2021 at the earliest.

GLS has for many years been customer's 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 give its customers extensive support for shipments to the UK also from 2021. 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.