Brexit is a reality

The United Kingdom finally completed its withdrawal from the EU on 01.01.2021. This means that the UK is no longer part of the EU single market and customs union, but a third country.

We explain who is affected by Brexit and what changes Brexit has brought on our topics page.

Elementary changes in all areas

Brexit has fundamentally changed the movement of goods between Europe and the UK. Companies from all industries had to adapt to this new situation. Whether retail, e-commerce, industry, pharmaceuticals, freight forwarding or agriculture – changes have occurred for all companies.

Because regardless of the Brexit agreement concluded on 29/12/2020:

As of 01 January 2021, new customs regulations apply to trade with the United Kingdom. A European EORI number is mandatory for imports and exports. Export and import bans on chemical products, waste and dual-use goods now also apply to the UK.

The trade agreement between the EU and the UK prevents tariffs from being levied on goods with preferential EU or UK origin. However, this only applies if the preferential origin can also be proven. If no origin can be proved or if the goods originate from other countries, customs duties are payable despite the agreement.

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EU-UK Free Trade Agreement

On our info page you will find the most important points from the trade and cooperation agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom.

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Brexit FAQ

Wir haben die wichtigsten Fragen zur Umstellung für Sie beantwortet

Are you affected by the brexite?

Do you meet one or more of the following criteria?

  • We supply goods or provide services to the United Kingdom
  • We receive goods or services from Great Britain
  • We have UK materials or products in our supply chain
  • We have existing contracts with British contract partners
  • In my company there are flows of goods between the UK and another EU Member State (not necessarily Germany)
  • I am a freight forwarder or transport goods to or through Great Britain
  • We work together with British auditors
  • We regularly send employees to Great Britain
  • We are planning or making investments in Great Britain
  • We use markings (e.g. CE) from Great Britain

Then you are affected by Brexit and should look into the issue further. We have summarized some information on customs and foreign trade for you. The free checklist can be used to provide a wide range of assistance Are you ready for Brexit” by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which covers 18 issues that you should consider and strategically assess for yourself.


Brexit Info Webinar OnDemand

In our OnDemand Info Webinar we will explain the background to Brexit.

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Brexit – Country codes Customs declarations

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Brexit: UK publishes customs tariff tool

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Brexit: Britain to leave the European Union on 31.01.2020

Brexit: Britain to leave the European Union on 31.01.2020

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Brexit postponement to October 31

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Britain wants to postpone Brexit

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Brexit: State of play on exit negotiations

Brexit: State of play on exit negotiations

In mid-March, the Commission published the current state of play of the Withdrawal Agreement with the United Kingdom. The 130-page document marks the sections in which both parties have already agreed on the wording, including the articles on the design of the...

Brexit white paper: Brexit and possible consequences

Brexit white paper: Brexit and possible consequences

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Brexit Whitepaper

We have compiled an informative Brexit Whitepaper for you. Learn in our Whitepaper

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  • Prohibitions and restrictions
  • Origin of goods and preferences
  • Ireland question
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