As of January 1st, 2021, new administrative rules for your exports to Great Britain will have to be put in place within the framework of Brexit. We will have to integrate export and import customs formalities into our goods routing processes. From now on we will inform you about the nature of the documentary process to be set up for your exports from this date. 1/ Obtain your EORI number from your local customs office if you are exporting or importing for the first time beyond the borders of the European Community. Also ask your buyer customer for his EORI number, which you will need to specify on your sales invoice. 2/ You must determine and negotiate the “Incoterm” of sale with your importing customer. As long as the final terms of the BREXIT are not known, we advise you to avoid the Incoterm DDP (Delivery Duty Paid) and DPU (Delivery at Place Unloaded for large lots and full loads) on your customer’s site. Prefer the incoterm DAP (Delivery at place) or DPU customs terminal. 3/ Ask your purchasing customer to send you the contact details of his usual forwarding agent. Otherwise we will impose him the one of our choice with whom he will have to carry out the import formalities. 4/ Prepare a final sales invoice + packing list to be sent to us by e-mail for validation by our export department. The invoice must be dated, signed and stamped. 5/ Once these documents have been validated by our export department, you will have to edit this invoice and packing list in 3 original copies and you will give them to the driver of the vehicle who will come to load or you will insert them in a plastic pocket to stick it on the last pallet loaded in the vehicle. Finally, in a more general way, we invite all our customers who have regular exports to this country under DDP (Delivey Duty Paid) incoterms to contact a consulting firm specialized in Customs to be accompanied in the actions to be carried out for the passage of Brexit.
For more information, we advise you to consult the website of the Direction Générale des Douanes.