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It was agreed by the EU to extend the deadline for Brexit to 31 January 2020.



During this extension period, the UK remains a Member State. This means goods are distributed between the UK and the rest of the EU as they do now; without the need for declarations or Customs checks.

The idea was that this extension would allow another ‘deal’ to be negotiated – but this is looking increasingly unlikely. It is also possible that the extension period may end earlier than the 31 October at which time multiple scenarios are possible, and we’ll keep you in the loop if this happens – and advise you what need to do.

But rest assured we are as Brexit ready as we can be for any situation.

At diamond we have:

  • Built in custom documentation into despatchlab so it’s easy to use.
  • We have added automatic generation of all the commodity codes to all international despatches so automatically the system generates the correct paperwork with declared value, declaration of origin as well as the commodity codes.
  • We have an API link to the Gov.uk website which means that as and when you input your products description, a list of commodity codes will appear for your selection – making this process as easy as possible.
  • (If we exit 31 Oct or sooner EU despatches will include this too).
  • And we are adding the EORI number. If you need to know what that is please read our Brexit blog

What if there's No-Deal?

The UK government has been planning for a no-deal scenario. If the UK leaves the EU with no-deal, EU parcels would be treated the same as rest of world parcels.

If you're exporting goods from the EU to the UK, this website will tell you all you need to know.

What does a no customs agreement mean?

As it stands, there is free movement of goods between EU countries. If they fail to reach a customs agreement post Brexit, its probable parcels will incur duties and require customs clearance. (See our above provisions for this).

Further resources:

Preparing for no deal.

Tax implications of No Deal

And this is an article by Daniel Allin telling what you need as a business to do, to be Brexit ready, from a diamond perspective.

If you are in anyway concerned please don’t hesitate to get in touch – we are here to help you every step along the way.



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