UK postpones further import controls

Existing customs rules remain in force

Questions on Brexit?

Postponement until end of 2023

The logistics world is awaiting an announcement by the United Kingdom (UK) on further tightening of customs rules. According to the latest reports, implementation will start at the end of 2023. As soon as there is more news about this, you will read about it on this website.

Existing customs rules unchanged

Please note! The customs rules that were previously introduced by the UK remain valid. You can read the main points here. All customs rules are laid down in detail in the Border Operating Model of the British government. Make sure you comply with this. In this way, you will avoid cargo being stopped at the British border or already in the Dutch port.

Important for all exporters to the UK

Important for all exporters

These are the current customs rules:

Effective from 1 January 2022

  • Entry into the UK via the pre-lodgement and temporary storage model
  • Immediate entry into the UK always requires an import declaration
  • Mandatory pre-notification of veterinary and phytosanitary cargo in the UK

Effective from 1 January 2021

Important to know right now

7 main topics for smooth transport to and from the UK.

Link to: UK government will also help you on your way!

Brexit knowledge base

In our knowledge base you will find the answers to many questions about your transport to and from the United Kingdom after Brexit.

New to transport to and from the UK

The Dutch Brexit solution?

Since the introduction of Brexit in 2021, you are required to complete 5 simple steps to ensure smooth transport through the Dutch ports. This applies to both inbound and outbound cargo.

All ferry and shortsea terminals make this chain-wide Get Ready for Brexit approach mandatory. Only correctly pre-notified cargo can enter and leave the terminal. From importer, exporter and forwarder to carrier and driver: everyone has a task to perform for Get Ready for Brexit. Together, we ensure that every transport to and from the United Kingdom always runs smoothly.

This means Brexit for you as:

Initiating partners

Supporting the logistics business via Get Ready for Brexit is a joint initiative of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, Portbase, Deltalinqs, evofenedex, Fenex and TLN.

In collaboration with

These organisations support the Get Ready for Brexit initiative and help us inform and activate their customers, members and relations.

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