Shipping After Brexit: What You Need to Know

The UK has now officially left the European Union, meaning that EU countries will treat all UK imports as non-EU imports.

This change has had a significant impact on businesses that trade overseas. At PBS International, we are fully prepared for the new processes and regulations for shipping from the UK to Europe post-Brexit.

We’re committed to providing the solution for shipping after Brexit in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.

Changes to Regulations for Shipping to the EU

When you ship parcels to EU countries, you will now need to pay customs and duty fees. This means that all shipments will require a commercial invoice and other relevant documentation and will need to go through customs clearance.

You will also need to apply for an EORI (Economic Operator Registration and Identification) number, which will be a unique ID enabling you to register and track customs information in the EU.

There has also been a change to EU VAT rules, with goods valued up to €22 no longer exempt from VAT. Goods valued up to €150 that are sold directly to the consumers will need VAT charged at the point of import or charged to the consumer and declared to the EU.

If you do not provide the correct paperwork for your shipment to the EU, your goods will be held at customs and could face huge delays. However, PBS International is on hand to assist with all the paperwork and customs regulations required to complete your shipment successfully.

How PBS International Can Help with Your Shipment to the EU

PBS International is conducting regular daily shipments between the UK and EU. We can act as your customs intermediary for all your customs requirements, should you require one.

Our highly trained and experienced staff are ready and waiting to process entries on your behalf, to make shipping as simple as possible.

Below are just some of the processes that we can assist with:

Customs T1 completion:  PBS holds a full CT guarantee which allows us to complete transit documents to allow goods to travel freely through the EU. This is vital when road transport is used and will allow free movement to the destination or Clearance warehouse. We can advise on this service and process in detail, should you need it.

T1 discharge: We have our own customs warehouse where we can receive consignments under T1. This avoids lengthy delays at the port/Tunnel and speeds up the delivery process considerably. We complete a customs entry and discharge the T1 form at the same time.

Live Pets: PBS can complete customs export and Import declaration for Pets travelling by road (and of course by Air). Please contact us for more information: or

Which Countries are Part of the European Union?

The below countries are all part of the EU and will require the relevant documents and fees to export goods to:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden

Request a shipping quote for your shipment to the EU.

Contact PBS International

Our fully trained staff are available 7 days a week, 365 days a year, meaning you can contact us at any time and we will get back to you with an immediate answer for those shipments which require urgent attention.

Contact us to speak to one of our expert team members about how we can help with your shipments to the EU.

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