We’re going through a period of great uncertainty with regard to what the future holds for those who make purchases from suppliers based in the UK, whether you’re a business or a private consumer. Currently, as part of the EU, trade between our two countries is simple. If Brexit becomes a reality, things could change dramatically.
At DPD, we want to ensure that the parcel delivery process can continue to be as smooth as possible regardless of what Brexit agreement is reached. We’ll have updates here on our Brexit page so save the link for future reference.
In the event that customs processes become a fact of life for trade between UK and Ireland, duties and taxes will be payable on purchases. DPD intends to declare goods on your behalf and will collect duties and taxes from you in advance of delivery. You’ll receive messaging from us with a link to a payment platform. For information, import duty is calculated on a number of key factors like commodity code, value of the item and the cost of transportation on the parcel/s.
These charges must be paid up front before the goods can be released for delivery.
Some helpful tips are below when receiving parcels from UK to EU and EU to UK.
-If no deal is reached all goods travelling between EU and UK will have to be customs cleared. This includes goods that are being sent as gifts.
-The customs duty and VAT are not included in the sale price unless stated by the shipper at point of sale. Please ensure that you are aware of the terms when buying.
-VAT and duties are calculated on the total cost of the order plus cost of transportation and any insurance associated with the item, not value of the item itself.
-If you currently receive medication/pharmaceutical or food products from the UK please contact your seller to verify if they will still be in a position to ship this products to the EU/UK post Brexit.
For specific details please check ROS site
Updated February 2019