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DPD Local Brexit Update

On 24 December 2020, the new EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement was agreed in principle and will come into force on 1 January 2021.

From 1 January, the trade and movement of goods between the UK and the EU will be subject to the new terms and rules outlined in the Agreement.

We are currently reviewing the details of the Agreement and will continue to keep you informed of any further updates or information.

UK New Trading Relationship with Europe

DPD has been planning meticulously for the new trading relationship. We have developed our own in-house clearance solution to ensure there is minimal disruption to you and your customers and we can keep your goods moving once a Customs border is in place. This means your customers in Europe will continue to receive their parcels with DPD's award-winning Predict service and in-flight options.

Our Brexit plans have been ready to implement since the UK was first due to leave the EU in March 2019.

Preparing for the next phase of our relationship with the EU

Here is a useful checklist to ensure you have the essential data that should accompany all of your parcels due for delivery in Europe:

European Union Shipping Data Checklist

Keep checking our Brexit page for updates and if you have any general queries about Brexit, contact our International Experts team.

Contact our IT Automation Team

Do you have a specific query regarding your IT Integration and Brexit? Contact one of our IT team who are here to help you and your business prepare for Brexit.

Check what you need to do to be Brexit ready

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:


What our new trading relationship with the EU means to you

Exporting to and importing from the EU

HM Government guidance recommends businesses to:

Make sure you have an EORI number starting with GB
An Economic Operator Registration and Identification number will be required to continue exporting to the EU from 1 January 2021. This will be one of the additional pieces of data you will need to provide in your DPD data manifest. Businesses can apply online via the Government Gateway here.

Businesses should find out how to declare goods from 1 January 2021 and should consider acquiring Customs software or engage the services of a customs broker 
DPD Local has already put measures in place to accommodate the customs clearance process, and our customers can also rest assured that, being AEO accredited for both customs and security, we are well placed to handle their exports into Europe.

Businesses must use 8-digit product classification codes
This will be essential to ensure your customers pay the right amount of duty, and we recommend that you start the process early by using the government website for classification of goods.