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Your single destination for customs clearance

Need help navigating the complexities of the post-Brexit trading partnership between the UK and the EU? As an AEO-certified customs operator, we offer you:

  • End-to-end solution for customs clearance between the UK and the EU
  • Seamless transportation of your goods with secure and timely delivery
  • Hassle-free digital process for handling paperwork
  • Consultation on navigating the complexity of new import and export laws
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The next Brexit updates are right around the corner

As of January 1st, 2022, new customs regulations will go into effect that impact logistics processes and transport between the EU and UK.

From the start of the new year, all cargo must be cleared by customs upon entry to the UK. Transporters will no longer be allowed to postpone declarations and therefore must have all relevant documents approved before leaving the EU.

Additionally, shipments of agricultural products and foodstuffs with health certificates will require IPAFFS registration in order to be granted entry to the UK.

Sign up for our “A Step Ahead” webinar to learn more about the latest Brexit rules and how to maintain efficient logistics processes for transport between the EU and UK.

Brexit Update

Following the announcement by the UK Govt in w/c 13th September 2021 regarding changes to implementation dates of Transitional arrangements, please see below the key points to note.

Key Dates

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Where are the goods coming from and going?

The new EU-UK border rules can be a jungle and what applies depends on your function and location. One thing is certain: you need to make sure that you have an Economic Operator Registration and Identification number (EORI) number. You also have to submit customs documents. Find out what else you need to do with our tailored checklists.

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DFDS as a Customs Broker

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DFDS is an EU certified AEO customs operator

The certification approves DFDS to officially handle customs clearance services for all countries we offer customs services. It means that we have much easier customs processes. We can help you with everything from simple import and export declarations to acting as a Customs Broker, where companies give us power of attorney to do all their customs work for them.

What we need to do your Customs work

You must sign a representation agreement giving us power of attorney before we start working for you. Once this agreement is in place, you provide us with commercial invoices and packing lists and description of the cargo. We will be in close contact to ensure all the paperwork is in order and your goods can keep moving.

Note: if you want us to handle your customs, please take care that we have all relevant information available no less than 24 hours before we import or export your goods.

Everything you need to know to keep your business moving

From January the 1st 2021 customs clearance declarations are required on every consignment moving between the UK and the EU. Three of our experts describe everything you need to know to keep your business moving.

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Q&A: Your top Brexit questions answered

What has changed? What is DFDS doing to avoid congestion and slow check-in at ports? Do unaccompanied trailers require a Security & Safety declaration? How can you prepare for UK border control?

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