If the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) leaves the European Union on 12 April 2019, it will no longer be part of the internal market and the customs union. This means that thousands of companies will be forced to file a customs declaration overnight. In the first place, that is a huge volume. In addition, for the vast majority of these companies (in the Netherlands alone this is estimated at 35,000 companies) this is an almost impossible administrative task. After all, they know nothing about having to file declarations, simply because these companies have always traded in ‘Union goods’ within the internal market… and what are ‘Union goods’ anyway?
It is hard to imagine, but a hard Brexit is potentially on the horizon. Both time and preparation time are starting to run out. It’s time to take action!
Gaston Schul has a “Brexolution” for all parties in the logistics chain (shippers, forwarders, transporters, importers, exporters, etc.). We can provide you with a solution for customs declarations (in the EU and the UK) and offer advice and training. With our 150 years of experience as an independent customs specialist, we can honestly say that, even in relation to Brexit: Gaston Schul; Customs & Trade in control!