Information about transport to the UK in case of a ‘No-Deal’ BREXIT

The UK is due to leave the European Union (EU) at 23:00 GMT on 31 January 2020.

Our relationship with our customers is very important. We would like to give you some practical information about transport to and from the United Kingdom after BREXIT.

This is however an evolving situation and we will endeavour to maintain updates accordingly.

Should the UK leave the EU without a Withdrawal Agreement, which would put in place a transition period, it will be treated as a non-EU country for customs purposes as of the date of its withdrawal. In case there will be a ‘no-deal’ Brexit on the 31 October this means in particular that:

  • Customs formalities will apply
  • Customs duties will apply

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What should you do?
All businesses concerned have to prepare, make all necessary decisions, and complete all required administrative actions as soon as possible, in order to avoid disruption.

Source : EU Brexit checklist for traders

Publications and news

11 October 2019 – Operation Brock update

04 October 2019 – BDG EU webinar

BREXIT – Crossings to the UK


Information and updates


Stena Line


Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight real time information

What does Brexit mean for my customs matters?

At present, the United Kingdom (UK) still belongs to the EU. But this is going to change, the UK will leave the EU.

In Brussels, the EU and the UK are currently negotiating on a possible transition period and a trade agreement. Once we have more information on this, we will make it available on our website. If there is a ‘hard Brexit’ there won’t be any transition period – you will feel the effects immediately. Therefore, you should prepare yourself as well as possible.

Source: Dutch customs

Your checklist

  • Apply for an EORI number
  • Make sure that you are able to submit your declaration to Dutch Customs
  • If you are going to submit your own declarations, you need an ‘Electronic message exchange registration’. You can download the application (only available in Dutch)
  • Find out whether you need any authorisations
  • In addition to these customs regulations, you might also encounter other formalities, such as inspections of animal products or additional rules for the export of waste material

Governmental pages about BREXIT

Dutch government page


UK government page


BREXIT – Useful websites

Relevant websites that may assist with other aspects of your journey

Get ready for BREXIT – Portbase
One single solution for Brexit in the Dutch ports

Get ready for brexit

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