The United Kingdom is expected to exit the EU on March 29, 2019 and will from that point on be viewed by the EU as a non-member country. This will impact the movement of goods between the EU and the UK. To make this transition as easy as possible for customers and maintain confidence, GLS has been preparing for all forms of Brexit for several months now with a Europe-wide, centrally coordinated project.
*This page will be continually updated due to repeated new developments.
GLS has for many years been a reliable partner for parcel deliveries across Europe and the world. The parcel service provider is able to utilise existing, proven processes for smooth imports and exports, including deliveries requiring customs clearance. As a subsidiary of the UK’s Royal Mail Group, GLS enjoys special opportunities to give its customers extensive support when sending to the UK. In addition, GLS has prepared a range of measures for the worst-case scenario, including transitioning IT systems, adjusting operational processes, hiring staff for customs work and training sales employees.
Important for non-EU deliveries
It can generally be said that there are still outstanding questions regarding customs regulations after Brexit. We will keep you updated with the latest developments.
Businesses require an Economic Operators’ Registration and Identification (EORI) number for deliveries to countries outside of the EU. Applications for this number can be submitted to the German customs authority.
GLS is currently preparing various options for customs clearance that are tailored to sender needs:
Exports to the UK can, as standard, use individual or collective clearance for commercial goods.
We are working on offering you especially efficient clearance for individual parcels with a goods value of up to €1,000.
In any case: your export to the UK is always in safe hands with GLS!
GLS parcel and express products can be combined with additional value-added services to meet specific needs.