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How to Export Freight after No Deal Brexit to EU ?

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The EU, taken as a whole is the UK’s largest trading partner. In 2017, UK exports to the EU were £274 billion (44% of all UK exports). UK imports from the EU were £341 billion (53% of all UK imports).

Who are the UK's main trading partners?

Major British export Partners in EU Germany and France. The top trade partner for imports was Germany, followed by the United States and China in the rest of world.

How to Export to Europe After a No Deal Brexit?

Get Prepared Now !


Excess Luggage Ltd. are here to offer direction to all our export and import customers to help you prepare and plan for the challenges of Brexit on 29th March 2019, in the event should there be a “No Deal” Brexit outcome.

Then customs clearance will be a definite requirement for all export & import freight movements between the UK & Europe (EU).  Initially port congestion is likely as a result of increased customs entry presentations and freight trailer examinations by authorities on both side of the channel.

It may be that a Brexit deal is put in place to prevent this but, as the initial deadline draws closer, it is recommended that you err on the side of caution rather than leave things until the last minute with a view to being prepared.

We strongly recommend that your shipping departments are in a position to provide us with an Commercial invoice and Packing List complete with the following information detailed below;

  • » Exporters full name & address including VAT no

  • » Importers full name & address » Importers EU VAT No

  • » Importers contact details including name, tel. no & email address(es)

  • » Description & value of goods

  • » Commodity codes

  • » Gross & Net weights

  • » Packaging details

  • » Country of origin

  • » Incoterms Terms

  • » EORI no


Check that your company has a valid EORI which is a requirement for customs clearance. If you find that your company doesn’t have an EORI then you must apply.


The application process is fairly quick, currently taking a few days. You can apply online for your EORI no. at : www.gov.uk/eori

Commodity Codes : You must also have the relevant commodity codes for goods being imported or exported. This will enable Excess Luggage and delivery partners to make correct customs declarations on your behalf, thus ensuring that the correct duty is applied.

To find out more please visit www.gov.uk/trade-tariff.

Be sure that your company is in a position to create & present commercial documentation for all European export & import shipments. You should include all above information within the documentation for smoothing operation of your goods. Failure will result in goods being delayed.

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