Information about transport to the United Kingdom
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.
The transition period will last until 31 December 2020. During this period, all EU regulations and rules will continue to apply to the United Kingdom.
On this page, you will find more information and updates about the BREXIT. Read also the article ‘Brexit: where do we stand?‘ of the Government of the Netherlands.
Media – Brexit related updates
BREXIT – Crossings to the UK
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.
The UK House of Commons approved the agreement on 9 January 2020 by a large majority. Also the House of Lords approved the agreement on 22 January 2020. In January, the European Parliament will vote on it. If the agreement is approved, there will be a transition period. This transition period will last until 21 December 2020. All the EU regulations and rules will continue to apply to the United Kingdom during this period.
Your checklist (after the transition period)
- 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