Brexit VIM

Ready for Brexit

Last update: January 5th, 2021

As of January 1, 2021, a new trade agreement between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) is in force. This has consequences for trade with the UK in several areas. Therefore, prepare yourself for the logistical and economic changes. On this page you will find information to prepare for Brexit.

Companies selling to and buying from the UK can prepare:


Register with customs – EORI number
No relationship with Customs yet? Then register for an EORI number with Customs as soon as possible. Every company in Europe involved in import or export requires such a unique identification number from Customs. Also, if you are an exporter who uses a forwarder or customs agent for your export declarations.

Good Classification
Ensure you have the commodity code for your goods

Correct Commercial Invoice
Make sure you have the Correct Commercial Invoice

Authorization direct representation
Agreement / Authorization for direct representation in customs matters

  • Customs duties, an increase of costs
  • Customs formalities, more needed documents per shipment
  • Greater administrative burden
  • Longer transit times


VIM is ready to prepare you and your company for Brexit.
If you have any questions about this subject, please contact us: / +31 (0)33 87 00 200

VIM is our partner for our European warehouse and our warehouse for the British and Irish markets. From the first day we have experienced their pragmatic and flexible approach. The warehouse is very well organized, the employees are correct and dedicated. Our standard requirements are very high, but VIM is always there for us and does not disappoint us. No challenge is too ambitious for VIM. We hope that the cooperation will last for years.

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