As it stands, the UK will be leaving the European Union at 11pm on 29 March 2019. If there’s a no deal conclusion, there will be immediate changes to the way we trade with our EU partners and goods that move between the UK and the EU will require customs clearance.
What’s important to remember is that it’s the same process for moving goods between the UK and non-EU countries, so whilst it’s a significant change, it’s just an expansion of an existing operational process.
We want to explain some of things that Europa has and is doing in order to be ready for that change and also to give customers some help, advice and useful links in order that customers can also ensure they’re ready.
Although it’s unclear, Europa is planning for no deal scenario to ensure we will have the people, systems, facilities and processes in place in order to maintain the best level of service we can.
Countdown to Brexit
- Completed a million-pound remodel of our Dartford 1hub to double the operating capacity of the site,
- Embarked on AEO accreditation
- Increased our ETSF facility in Dartford
- Begun developing enhanced IT processes to support the changes
- Increased customs and financial facilities to support and facilitate shipments into the ETSF
- Begun engaging with customers to ensure everyone is ready