How has Brexit impacted pallet deliveries?

As of January 2021, the UK is no longer a member of the European Union, which means that moving pallets between the two zones has changed. This means that you will have to accurately declare additional information on all palletised goods moving between Britain and the EU, ensuring it’s all compliant with new customs regulations, and keep records of goods for up to 6 years!

Without compliance with these terms, you may not be able to send or receive pallets post-Brexit. Alternatively, you could face fines from customs authorities.

In order to move pallets and goods between the UK and EU you will need several key pieces of information:

  1. A registered EORI number – The Economic Operators Registration and Identification number will allow you to move goods more easily between the UK and EU, and can be obtained via the United Kingdom's government EORI advice website.
  2. Commodity codes – Understanding your commodity codes will enable you to fill out proper VAT and classification of goods being imported or exported. Find out more here.
  3. Export licenses for any goods that require one – Check out the entire export process on the UK government export advice website.

There are numerous regulations that pallet forwarders will need to adhere to in the coming months which could impact pallet deliveries. In essence, trade between the EU and UK should remain frictionless, so if you’re looking to send goods to and from the continent, you can be assured that all considerations are being made with our partners. However, if you have any questions or concerns about pallet deliveries in a post-Brexit environment, be sure to speak to our support team.

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