Brexit Latest Status
|DPD Local Brexit Update|
It has been agreed by the EU on 11 April to extend the deadline for Brexit from 12 April to 31 October 2019, removing the scenario of a No Deal Hard Brexit on the 12 April.
During this extension period, up to the 31 October 2019, the UK remains a Member State of the EU which means your goods are able to carry on circulating between the UK and the rest of the EU as they do today, without the need for declarations or Customs checks.
We can confirm that during this period it is very much business as usual and we will deliver your goods to the EU exactly as we do today.
It is possible that the extension period may end earlier than the 31 October at which time other scenarios are possible, we will proactively advise our customers as and when that happens. In the meantime please refer to this website regularly where we will post any updates to Brexit.
DPDgroup will ensure that we are 'Brexit ready' whatever the scenario and whatever the final date of exit, so that you can continue to ship parcels to your customers throughout the EU.
DPD Local is fully engaged in the Brexit process and has detailed plans in place.
Since the Brexit vote DPD Local has:
- Formed a dedicated Brexit working group
- Hired political affairs and customs experts
- Lobbied the government to keep trade agreements
- Worked with key departments - DiT, HMRC, HM Treasury - to have our say on behalf of our customers
What will DPD Local do next?
- Remain fully engaged in the Brexit process
- Ensure our interests are taken into account - no tariffs and free movement of goods
- Publish regular updates to our customers
We know you have some important questions about Brexit...
What if there's No-Deal?
The UK government has been planning for a no-deal scenario, while stressing it's unlikely.
If the UK leaves the EU with no-deal, EU parcels would be treated the same as rest of world (ROW) parcels.
If you're exporting goods from the EU to the UK, visit this website produced by the Government which helps explain how to prepare for an EU exit.
What does a no customs agreement mean for cross-border shipments?
Currently there is free movement of goods between EU countries. However, if there is no customs agreement post Brexit, parcels are likely to incur duties and require customs clearance.
Here's a link to the Government checker. It will tell you exactly what your business will need to do to get ready for Brexit:
Check what you need to do to be Brexit ready