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DPD Brexit Update

On 24 December 2020, the new Trade and Cooperation Agreement was agreed in principle and will come into force on 1 January 2021.

From 1 January, the trade and movement of goods between the and the EU will be subject to the new terms and rules outlined in the Agreement.

We are currently reviewing the details of the Agreement and will continue to keep you informed of any further updates or information.

DPD is fully engaged in the Transition process and has detailed plans in place. Transition Planning

DPD has been planning meticulously for the new trading relationship. We have developed our own in-house clearance solution to ensure there is minimal disruption to you and your customers and we can keep your goods moving once a Customs border is in place. This means your customers in Europe will continue to receive their parcels with DPD's award-winning Predict service and in-flight options.

Our Brexit plans have been ready to implement since the was first due to leave the EU in March 2019.

We have a dedicated transition team working on all our Operational plans throughout the Peak period to ensure we are in the best possible situation once the Transition period ends on 31st December 2020.

We would advise you to keep Brexit on your radar and finalise any remaining preparations you may have.

Preparing for the next phase of our relationship with the EU
Our website is full of useful information to help you prepare for all Brexit scenarios:
Brexit Guide & Checklist

Keep checking our Brexit page for updates and if you have any general queries about Brexit, contact our International Experts team.

Contact our IT Automation Team
Do you have a specific query regarding your IT Integration and Brexit? Contact one of our IT team who are here to help you and your business prepare for Brexit.

Get ready for the new trading relationship with the EU
Watch our short film on the new customs procedure

Check that you're ready for the end of the Transition Period
Here's a link to the Government checker. It will tell you exactly what your business will need to do to take action for the Transition:
  • Check, Change, Go

Working with our customers in the no-deal world

Exporting to and importing from the EU

HM Government guidance recommends businesses to:

Make sure you have an EORI number starting with GB
An Economic Operator Registration and Identification number will be required to continue exporting to the EU from 1 January 2021. This will be one of the additional pieces of data you will need to provide in your DPD data manifest. Businesses can apply online via the Government Gateway:

Businesses should find out how to declare goods from 1st January 2021 and should consider acquiring Customs software or engage the services of a customs broker.
DPD has already put measures in place to accommodate the customs clearance process, and our customers can also rest assured that, being AEO accredited for both customs and security, we are well placed to handle their exports into Europe.

Businesses must use 8 digit product classification codes
This will be essential to ensure your goods are assessed correctly and your customers pay the right amount of duty. We recommend that you start the process early by using the government website for classification of goods (see 'Sources' section for a link to the government website).

In the event of no trade agreement being in place, you will need to provide commercial or pro forma invoices in the data for us to be able to export your goods. For customers that generate labels direct from the 'My DPD' facility on, this service will be updated in time for when we leave the EU to allow you to provide this information easily and remain compliant. If you use another integration to create your labels, contact our IT team who can guide you further.