In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, goods between the UK and the European Union will go through normal international customs clearance procedures, as all goods currently do when being shipped outside of the EU. As an international courier specialist, ICR is already well-versed in shipping goods efficiently through local customs, globally; as are many of our customers. If you do not already ship outside of the EU, you will need to check you have the following in place:
VAT Number – Please provide your VAT number to ICR Worldwide Express Ltd. When you first open an account with ICR, you are asked for this.
Commercial Invoice – A commercial invoice is a document containing important information about the goods you intend to ship; they’re also used to create a customs declaration. All non-EU deliveries will need a commercial invoice completing.
EORI Number – Any individual involved in imports and exports within the EU must have an EORI number. You can apply for one here https://www.gov.uk/eori
Commodity Code – A commodity code is a ten-digit number allocated to goods to classify imports from outside the EU. Every item will fall under a commodity code and this commodity code dictates your duty rating, as well as alerts you to any import or export restrictions.
All transit times quoted are a guide and subject to clearance procedures in the destination country. All quotes are subject to weight and dimension verification at depot, and exclude import duty and government taxes. All shipments are bound by ICR Worldwide terms and conditions.
ICR Worldwide customer services are always on hand to provide friendly and professional shipping advice, including making sure you have the correct paperwork and that it is completed correctly before we ship your goods. This means we can be confident in your goods clearing customs smoothly and quickly.