Brexit: what to do now that it's a fact
cross border, verzenden, vervoerders, shipping • 2 min read

Brexit: what to do now that it's a fact?

Sarah Pilasky op 16 november 2020

Together with most carriers, Transsmart has made preparations in the past year. It is possible that, as a result of the ongoing negotiations between the EU and the UK, new insights cause that the connections must be further adjusted. We do not yet know for every carrier whether (and which) modification is needed for the Brexit. It is best to check with the specific carrier to see if they expect something specific from you. When we need to change something and the carrier has indicated this, we will do everything we can to have it ready on time.

After the European Parliament approved the Brexit agreement, the United Kingdom left the EU on January 31, 2020, at midnight Dutch time (11 p.m. GMT). From that moment on, a transition phase applies until 31 December 2020. During this period, all EU rules and laws for the UK remain in force. Virtually nothing changes for citizens and businesses. In this way there is more time for everyone to prepare for the new agreements that the EU and the UK will make about their future relationship after December 31, 2020. The official statement now is that January 1, 2021 is the starting date of the new relationship between the EU and UK, as laid down in the Brexit agreement.

Prepare for a worst case scenario

The realization that something has to happen now, is getting bigger. But how to proceed? We did some research, plus we created an overview of our carriers, their status and the required action regarding shipping to/from the UK...

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Brexit: what to do now that it's a fact


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Sarah Pilasky

Marketing manager bij Transsmart.