Brexit - Change is coming – Get Ready!

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. New rules and processes on importing and exporting goods between the UK and all the European countries that we ship between will be enforced from 1 January 2021.

We are working closely with UK and EU authorities and adapting our systems to comply with the new trading arrangements in order to provide you with all the support you need ahead of 1 January. Every route that we ship to will have different requirements and it is important that you understand the new processes. Please get to know the individual requirements for each country for importing and exporting goods.

Below we set out some steps that need to be taken for all routes as well as a list of steps that depends on each specific route.

All routes

Register for an EORI number
If you are moving goods into or out of the UK, you will need a UK EORI number – if you do not already have one, you can apply here. If your business is also responsible for completing the import declaration when the goods are imported into the EU, you will also need an EU EORI number which you can obtain from the customs authority in the EU country where you submit your first customs declaration.

Responsibility for the import and export declarations
Determine whether you will submit import and/or export declarations to each customs authority yourself or whether you will use a forwarder or customs agent for this. You must decide with your supply-chain partners as to who is responsible for the relevant declaration documentation.

If you would like to hire someone to deal with customs for you, you can find more information and a list of suppliers here.

Route specific information - where are you shipping to/from?

Dover - Calais                         

Calais - Dover

Hull - Europoort

Europoort - Hull

Hull - Zeebrugge

Zeebrugge - Hull

Teesport - Europoort

Europoort - Teesport

Teesport - Zeebrugge

Zeebrugge - Teesport

Tilbury - Zeebrugge

Zeebrugge - Tilbury

Cairnryan – Larne

Larne - Cairnryan

Liverpool – Dublin

Dublin - Liverpool

Please note that the information on our website is not exhaustive. While we will make every effort to keep you updated, we recommend that you use the latest information from the UK government. Full details and updates can be found at www.gov.uk/transition including email alerts.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us further through your usual contact or via brexit@poferries.com.

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