A guide to help support you through Brexit

The Brexit deal now means an increased amount of paperwork for British businesses wishing to Export to or Import from the European Union.

InXpress and our carrier partners, are well prepared to ensure that your shipments can continue to transit smoothly across borders. We have also created a simple Supporting you through Brexit guide, which you can also download here to help you to understand what you need to do to ensure compliance with the new ‘standards’.

The guide includes amongst other information, details on the following:

  • Country of Origin

  • EORI & XI numbers

  • Paperless Trade

  • VAT changes

  • Brexit surcharges

A guide to help support you through Brexit


The guide we have prepared and which you can download above, includes important and detailed information derived from Government guidance and we highly recommend reading this in full. In the meantime though, here is a checklist of some of the things you need to do if you have not done so already:

  • Apply for an EORI number here (your EU customers will also need to register for an EU EORI number if they do not already have one).

  • Our back office system, can store customer EORI numbers so that they can be used on your webship+ generated commercial invoices. If you haven't done so already, please send your EORI number to your local InXpress office.  

  • Make sure you know the commodity code of your goods. Get help with this here.

  • You also need to make sure you know the customs procedure code for your goods. Guidance is available here.

  • Agree Incoterms with your customers. These are internationally recognised rules which define the responsibilities of sellers and buyers. Find out more here.

  • Apply for a deferment account to delay payment of your import duties and VAT for up to 46 days. Find out more here.

  • Ensure you keep records for the last six years for all traded goods declared to HMRC (for duty and tax purposes).

  • A licence or certificate will be required to export some types of goods from the UK. Find out more here. A useful tool to check if this applies to your business, is available here.