Sending parcels after the transition period
The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm GMT on 31 December 2020.
At the end of the transition period, the rules which applied to non-EU imports were extended to EU items. Similarly, the EU now treats UK imports as it does non-EU imports today.
This means the following for exports into the EU (NB this does not apply to customers sending items from Northern Ireland to the EU):
For all Parcelforce Worldwide services a CP72 Customs Declaration Form will need to be fully completed, written legibly in English, and affixed to your parcel.
If you are sending an item via an online channel (e.g. Parcelforce.com) you may also be required to supply electronic customs content data. This contains information on the sender, recipient and contents of the parcel and helps aid customs clearance.
Please note: VAT, duties and fees may also be applicable. Recipients will may need to pay these before they can receive the parcel. These charges will depend on the country you’re sending to, the value of the item you’re sending and whether it is a gift or commercial goods.
Please visit our dedicated customs advice page here for more information.
We will provide further information in due course. In the meantime, you can also keep up to date with the Government's advice on leaving the EU here.