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DPD Brexit Update
In December 2019, the UK Government agreed and voted for a new Brexit deal. On 29 January 2020, the European Parliament ratified the Brexit withdrawal agreement that had been agreed earlier in January by the UK Parliament.
On 31 January 2020 the UK left the EU, and the transition period as stated in the Withdrawal Agreement begins.
The transition period will last until 31 December 2020, allowing the UK and the EU to negotiate a trade deal that would be applicable as of 1 January 2021.
During this period nothing changes for trade of goods and services between the UK and the EU. Goods can continue circulating freely between the UK and the EU without customs declarations or controls.
DPDgroup will ensure that we are 'Brexit ready' whatever the scenario and whatever the final date of exit, so that you can continue to ship parcels to your customers throughout the EU.
DPD is fully engaged in the Brexit process and has detailed plans in place.
DPD has been planning meticulously for all possible Brexit scenarios, in particular a 'no-deal' Brexit. In the case of a 'no-deal' Brexit, we will still collect parcels from you in the same way we do today, but we've developed our own in-house clearance process to ensure there's minimal disruption to you and your customers. This means your customers in Europe will continue to receive their parcels with DPD's award-winning Predict service and in-flight options.
What is the transition period?
The transition period will run from 1 February 2020 to 31 December 2020, and during that time everything remains the same as before:
The UK must continue to obey EU rules
UK/EU citizens can continue to work and travel to the EU/UK
Trade remains the same as it does today - nothing will change when shipping goods to and from Europe until 31 December 2020 at the earliest
What will DPD do next?
Our Brexit plans have been ready to implement since the UK was first due to leave the EU in March 2019. There is still a possibility of a no-deal Brexit on 31 December 2020, therefore we will continue to plan for a no deal.
We have a dedicated Brexit team working on all our Brexit plans throughout the Peak period to ensure we are in the best possible situation should the UK leave the EU with no-deal on 31 December 2020.
We would advise you to keep Brexit on your radar and finalise any remaining no-deal Brexit preparations you may have.
The UK Government and the EU will this year work to agree a 'Free Trade Deal' to avoid no deal in December, however details of what this looks like are still to be confirmed.
As more information emerges, we will of course continue to keep you informed.
What can I do to prepare for Brexit?
Our website is full of useful information to help you prepare for all Brexit scenarios:
Brexit Guide & Checklist
Keep checking our Brexit page for updates and if you have any general queries about Brexit, contact our International Experts team.
Contact our IT Automation Team
Do you have a specific query regarding your IT Integration and Brexit? Contact one of our IT team who are here to help you and your business prepare for Brexit.