DPD guide to getting Brexit ready
DPD is fully engaged in the Brexit process and has detailed plans in place.
Since the Brexit vote DPD 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 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 is the latest on Brexit?
The UK triggered Article 50 on 29 March 2017 which means the UK was due to leave the EU at 11:00pm on 29 March 2019. But on 20 March, Theresa May wrote to the President of the European Council Donald Tusk asking for an extension until 30 June. The next day, the Prime Minister and the EU27 agreed two options:
- The first is a Brexit delay until 22 May but only on condition British MPs approve the withdrawal agreement before 29 March 2019.
- If MPs reject it, the UK will have until 12 April to present EU leaders with a way forward or leave with no deal.
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.