Due to the end of the transition period, Great Britain is leaving the European Union on the 1.1.2021. Therefore, new rules will be applied for sending parcels to the UK and it will still not be possible to send a parcel without a customs declaration.
In order to guarantee a smooth transition to new processes associated with sending to the UK, it is necessary to adapt the following administrative requirements as soon as possible. It is quite last minute, but unfortunately, our partners passed us the complete information just recently – and we are immediately passing it to you.
“Due to the sudden closure of the border between the United Kingdom and France, the shipments will have a delay and possible return in case parcels without a customs declaration fail to cross the borders in time. We recommend temporarily suspending the submission of shipments to the UK.”
First of all, it is necessary to fill in the Contract on Indirect Representation and Letter of Authorization for Tax Clearance, which can be downloaded here. It is also necessary to state your assigned number EU EORI in the contract. You should then send the filled in and signed document via e-mail:
and state in subject: GB Letter of Authorization – name of your e-shop
The UK customs rules are quite different from the ones in other third countries. For sending parcels to the UK, at first, it is necessary to register for the payment of VAT in Great Britain and at the same time, have an assigned UK EORI number. Below you can find the links, which will help you with this administration:
- UK EORI number: https://www.gov.uk/eori
- UK VAT number: https://www.gov.uk/vat-registration/how-to-register
What kind of customs limits apply to the UK?
- Payment of VAT from 0 GBP to 135 GBP
- Duty and DPH from 135 GBP
- UK EORI
- VAT number
- 10digit HS code
The carrier Royal Mail informed us that because of BREXIT and the associated customs clearance, the price for shipping parcels will increase from the 1. 1. 2021. At this moment, we are waiting for the final statement from their side. We will inform you of the price changes, once we know all of the details.
The service Hermes will be available until the 21. 12. 2020 for parcel submission without a customs declaration. Because it won’t be possible to ensure customs clearance through this partner, from December 22nd, 2020, it will not be possible to submit parcels to this carrier. At the moment, we are working on a new solution, which will enable you to send parcels via Hermes with the possibility of ensuring customs clearance. In the meantime, it will be possible to use the service Royal Mail. [/ Vc_column_text]
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