DPD guide to getting Brexit ready
DPD is fully engaged in the Brexit process and has detailed plans in place.
Since the Brexit vote DPD has:
- Formed a dedicated Brexit working group
- Hired political affairs and customs experts
- Lobbied the government to keep trade agreements
- Worked with key departments - DiT, HMRC, HM Treasury - to have our say on behalf of our customers
What will DPD do next?
- Remain fully engaged in the Brexit process
- Ensure our interests are taken into account - no tariffs and free movement of goods
- Publish regular updates to our customers
We know you have some important questions about Brexit...
What is the latest on Brexit?
The UK will leave the EU on 29 March 2019. The UK and EU have provisionally agreed on some major issues but are now focusing on key details. The two sides have agreed on a 21-month transition period, which ends in December 2020, to smooth the way for post-Brexit relations.
Negotiations continue between the UK and EU, and an announcement is expected in mid November with more information on the terms of the deal.
What if there's No-Deal?
The UK government has been planning for a no-deal scenario, while stressing it's unlikely.
If the UK leaves the EU with no-deal by March 2019, EU parcels would be treated the same as rest of world (ROW) parcels.
What does a no customs agreement mean for cross-border shipments?
Currently there is free movement of goods between EU countries. However, if there is no customs agreement post Brexit, parcels are likely to incur duties and require customs clearance.