Gerlach Brexit Special

Set up your business well after Brexit

Prepare for Brexit now
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Brexit is done and the UK is no longer a member of the EU. Still there is an uncertainty around Brexit and the challenges it brings for the business community. As YOUR customs specialist we are committed to supporting you in any reasonable way necessary to ensure the continued flow of goods and information in these extraordinary times.

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How Gerlach helps position your business after Brexit

How we have prepared ourselves
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    750 dedicated customs professionals.
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    Expansion of our capacities at the borders EU and UK.
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    Constant exchange with customs authorities on Brexit related issues.
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    3 million customs transactions yearly.
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    AEO – we have authorised economic operator status
How you can prepare
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Register for an EORI number

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, you’ll need an EORI number to continue trading between the EU and UK. You can apply for an EORI number now, even if you don’t use it. Please find further information here.

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Decide how to make customs declarations

You’ll need to make customs declarations to import and export goods between GB and EU countries once the UK is outside of the EU’s customs territory.

If you’ve only ever traded within the EU, or if you already trade with non-EU countries but need to expand or change your processes to cover your GB-EU imports and exports, you should start to prepare now to make customs declarations, by contacting your local Gerlach office. As the largest neutral Customs service provider in Europe we are able to offer a single solution to mitigate your company’s Brexit risk for all your trade in all of the European countries as well as the UK. Please find an overview of all Gerlach offices here.

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Apply for a duty deferment account

With the appropriate deferment account, any import VAT due is only paid on the 15th of the month following the month of import. This means importers can delay cash payment by an average of 30 days. But you need to provide a financial guarantee in order to obtain this. Please find further information here.

Our Brexit solutions
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Customs Brokerage

Reach out to Gerlach Customs Services UK Ltd for all your customs requirements as soon as possible and we will endeavour to support your business needs through these uncertain times. We will do this by working with you using your current traffic to ensure we understand your business thereby enabling a smooth transition.

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Customs Consultancy

Our Customs Consultants support you analyze your supply chain, identify possible risks within the framework of Brexit and present you with solutions.

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Brexit Preparedness Check – Training

We help your teams with relevant knowledge around Brexit – our training will help you to gain understanding and clarity about Brexit.

How Gerlach helps preparing your business for Brexit

How we prepare ourselves
  • Global icon for Gerlach in red (bold)Global icon for gerlach
    750 dedicated customs professionals.
  • Global icon for Gerlach in red (bold)Global icon for gerlach
    Expansion of our capacities at the borders EU and UK.
  • Global icon for Gerlach in red (bold)Global icon for gerlach
    Constant exchange with customs authorities on Brexit related issues.
  • Global icon for Gerlach in red (bold)Global icon for gerlach
    3 million customs transactions yearly.
  • Global icon for Gerlach in red (bold)Global icon for gerlach
    AEO – we have authorised economic operator status
How you can prepare
11

Register for an EORI number

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, you’ll need an EORI number to continue trading between the EU and UK. You can apply for an EORI number now, even if you don’t use it. Please find further information here.

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Apply for Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP)

In February 2019, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) introduced Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) for customs which will make importing easier for an initial period under a “no-deal”. TSP will delay the full declaration for imports entering the UK through a RoRo port – only MRN of the Simplified Frontier Declaration (SFD) or EORI must be transmitted. Therefore, your registration with the TSP will be a requirement for DHL to smoothly on-forward your shipment to the UK. Please find further details here.

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Apply for a duty deferment account

With the appropriate deferment account, any import VAT due is only paid on the 15th of the month following the month of import. This means importers can delay cash payment by an average of 30 days. But you need to provide a financial guarantee in order to obtain this. Please find further information here.

Our Brexit solutions
Search iconSearch icon

Customs Brokerage

Reach out to Gerlach Customs Services UK Ltd for all your customs requirements as soon as possible and we will endeavour to support your business needs through these uncertain times. We will do this by working with you using your current traffic to ensure we understand your business thereby enabling a smooth transition.

Pawn iconPawn icon

Customs Consultancy

Our Customs Consultants support you analyze your supply chain, identify possible risks within the framework of Brexit and present you with solutions.

Brexit iconBrexit icon

Brexit Preparedness Check – Training

We help your teams with relevant knowledge around Brexit – our training will help you to gain understanding and clarity about Brexit.

Get in touch with us!

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    Leading neutral provider of customs services in Europe
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    More than 130 years of experience in customs services
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    Locally rooted - globally connected in more than 200 countries
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