These entries will have to be made whether we have a trade deal or not so we have been working with our partners to ensure that we understand what information is required and that from a system perspective we are able to transmit that data cleanly and effectively.
So whilst we wait for clarity on what Post Brexit deal looks like we know that the process of exporting and importing will be the same – our systems and networks are built to be flexible and designed to be able to adapt to change.
Pro Carrier and the team that works within Pro Carrier are extremely experienced in managing cross border logistics, working with partners and customs agents globally, managing various customs incoterms and dealing with the complexities of duty/tax payments.
The key to allowing Pro Carrier to manage a seamless transition, especially in the event of a No Deal is data. Pro Carrier today ships globally so is very experienced at managing cross border. Key things for you to consider if you have not traded beyond the EU previously:
Pro Carrier will facilitate Export out of the UK and import to the country of destination. To do this we will need to be supplied in the data to us the following:
This simply needs to be passed to us in the data files you send to us and Pro Carrier takes care of the rest. This data is mandatory I am afraid because without it we cannot make the necessary entries.
The accuracy of that data is really important as inaccurate data can lead to:
If have any questions around what has been discussed here or need any advice on how we can help to facilitate the above, please do not hesitate to contact your account manager or make contact via the site.
It’s worth noting that part of that data we will require will be the provision of your VAT number and also your EORI number – An EORI number is required to be declared if exporting from the UK to a non EU destination – so from Jan 1 will be required for all exports – for more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/eori.
Typically this process can take up to two weeks but best advice is to apply asap.
In the event of a No Deal Brexit or depending on the nature of a final deal then there will be a requirement to pay duties and taxes for shipments that are currently enjoying the free trade relationship with the EU.
At the moment the customs thresholds in to the EU are as follows:
Pro Carrier offers a wide range of delivery services with 2 main ways of facilitating how the duty and tax implications can be managed. The two choices open to our clients are:
So, based on what our client’s aspirations are, based on what our clients are shipping, based on the value of the products being shipped Pro Carrier is perfectly positioned to provide sound advice and solutions.
Our best advice is to seek confirmation of how best to handle VAT from your TAX experts and HMRC.
From July 2021 the 15 Euro VAT customs threshold into the EU will no longer be available. From Jan 1st that threshold for material coming into the UK also disappears and importers to the UK will be responsible for making VAT returns to HMRC therefore will have to register for VAT in the UK. It is likely that from July the same rule will apply to those importing in to the EU – watch this space.
Brexit represents a huge change to the e-commerce marketplace and has the potential to be huge disruptor.
Pro Carrier has thought long and hard on how it can help minimize any possible disruption and mitigate any risk for those of its clients who already have the EU as a marketplace. We have also thought long and hard how we can continue to support those clients who want to expand their marketplace into Europe and beyond.
So how have we done that:
In summary – Pro Carrier is equipped to take on the challenge of Brexit utilizing the systems, networks and experience that have been developed and introduced specifically make shipping Cross Border simple and easy.
Our friendly customer service team are on hand to help with any queries you may have.