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Brexit is happening 1st January 2021 – Are you ready?

Chambers & Cook are here to help you

As a Palletforce Customer, you will be aware that UK is leaving the European Union as of January 2021. Things will be changing with regards to how you will be allowed to ship your goods.. Below are some pointers that will need addressing, in order to continue smooth supply onto the continent of Europe, and the island of Ireland.

Here are some of the key items you will need together with links to related websites:

Have you registered for an EORI number?
(Economic Operators Registration and Identification number)?

Palletforce require both shippers, and consignees EORI numbers for export to / imports from EU.

Terms of sale

  • Your Commercial Invoices should show Terms of Sale (i.e. shipping terms), these should be available for shipping with your goods.


Do you know your Customs Tariff Heading?

  • Link to GOV.UK database is here: Customs Tariff Headings

  • The specific code(s) for your goods must be shown on each invoice

Do you know your Customs Procedure Code?

  • This relates to the reason for export and varies by origin or any customs storage or duty deferral schemes that may be used

  • We would expect most goods would be UK Manufactured and are being sold as a permanent export

Do you require any licences?

  • This would apply to such goods as Food / Livestock / Chemicals / Defence Items etc..

  • Is any other Chamber of Commerce Documentation required?

Are your invoices export ready?

  • Invoices Numbered, dated, Full shipper & Consignee addresses

  • Invoices Shipper & Consignee EORI numbers provided

  • Values, description, Tariff code, quantity of items and Country of origin

  • Packages with Gross and Net weight Must match packing list and actual packages sent

  • Consignee Contact Person & Phone Number provided.

For further information & advice please contact our Brexit team on 0121 326 1441 or by using the form below.