We at Packlink would like to offer you these recommendations so you can adapt your business to the new reality created by Brexit – as quickly and efficiently as possible.
- Always stay informed. It’s important to stay up to date with negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union and how different decisions may affect your business.
- Offer your customers all the information they need. Clearly indicate any changes that have occurred and how these will affect them.
- You should have an EORI number (economic operators registration and identification number). This number is required for all companies who wish to import or export goods from or to the EU. It may be obtained through your country’s Tax Authority.
- All international shipments require a TARIC code or tariff heading. This is a numerical code associated with each item depending on its nature, used to classify shipments and calculate different information such as taxes, tariffs and any possible restrictions.
- Always check that your products have been correctly classified and if they require an export licence.
- Verify that the sales invoice includes all the necessary details regarding the goods. This document must indicate the contents of the shipment, their materials and their end use.
- You must indicate any changes at customs. For this, experts recommend investing in a customs-management software to carry out all necessary procedures in an effective and orderly manner.