The details of what exactly will be required after Brexit will depend on how it is ultimately delivered: in other words, on whether there is a hard, soft or no-deal Brexit. But the United Kingdom will, in any case, leave the EU on 29 March 2019. This will make transport between the United Kingdom and the EU more difficult. You will need to deal with customs, involving more documents and procedures.

For now, indications are that the UK will continue to respect the current European customs systems and formalities. As an exporter, the ‘minimum requirements’ you will need to comply with will comprise the issuing of invoices for the drawing up of export/import documents. Invoices will in any case need to contain the following information:

Where ‘sensitive goods’ (such as foodstuffs) are concerned, it is likely that new regulations will come into force. However, what these will be is not yet known and we advise you to follow any developments closely. HSF Logistics will, of course, keep you up to date as soon as there is anything new to report.

HSF Logistics is working hard on setting up its own internal customs agency in anticipation of Brexit. Once Brexit comes into effect, we will be able to take care of not only your transport needs but also any administrative (customs) formalities. As a customs broker, we can represent your business when it comes to any customs-related matters.

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