Brexit Import & Export Guidance

Practical advice for a new reality

Brexit was the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. It was triggered by a referendum held in June 2016. The UK officially left the EU on January 31, 2020. The post-Brexit trade agreement between the UK and the EU was signed on December 24, 2020. Brexit has had a significant effect on freight and logistics operations in the UK. The new trade deal between the UK and EU has led to increased paperwork, delays at ports, and additional costs for customs declarations.

Now several years into Brexit, many are still getting to grips with new costs, new paperwork and new ways to move goods around Europe.

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Brexit Webinar Series

Our series of webinars on the new Customs Process brought about by Brexit. From the first changes to the new processes coming into effect on January 1st 2022, run by our in-house experts, Geoff Yates and Tony Shally, we aim to help your business prepare for the upcoming changes. To learn more about how we can help with your customs requirements visit the Espace Customs Consortium Website

LATEST WEBINAR – No. 5 – June 2021


Exporting to the EU after the 1st January 2021


Importing from the EU after the 1st January 2021


Key updates for importing and exporting & 10 critical Brexit planning points


6 weeks in to Brexit, MD and head of Brexit, Tony Shally discusses the problems and solutions so far.

Download The Brexit Survival Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Brexit Customs for Logistics and Supply Chain Managers

Customs Declaration Service

Are you ready for CDS?


Rules Of Origin Statements

For UK and EU invoices


Exporter's Checklist

A Brexit checklist for Exporters


10 Brexit Questions

A set of questions that are important to know the answers to.


CTC Explained

A detailed explanation of the Common Transit Convention (CTC)


Port Fees

Updated April 2024

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Customs Charges

Tariffs from October 2023

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Other Customs charges

Customs charges when Espace are not organising the freight movement. Tariffs from January 2023

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Transit Indemnity

Indemnity Form to Complete


Importer's Checklist

A Brexit checklist for Importers


T1 Information

Important Information for Customers


Customs Authorisation

A ready made form to fill out print and send


New Invoice Format

An example invoice template for export declarations


VAT Deferral Methods

A guide to Post VAT Accounting (PVA)


Useful Information

Important registrations and vital information

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