Brexit, quelles conséquences pour vos marchandises ?
Brexit, quelles conséquences pour vos marchandises ?
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Britain will come out of the European Union on March 31, 2019.

Changes for carriers will not be without consequences.

The United Kingdom exported goods worth € 288 billion to the EU, equivalent to 48% of total UK exports.

Each year more than 4.4 million trucks cross the sleeve …

Divorce procedures

On June 23, 2016, in a referendum organized by David Cameron, 51.9% of Britons chose to leave Europe. Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) sets out the conditions for an exit from a Member State of the European Union.

The exit schedule is already set. In October and November 2018, the negotiations will have to lead to an agreement. It will be submitted to the vote of the European and English Parliaments. On March 29, 2019 the UK will officially leave the EU to become a third country.

Consequences for carriers

From March 2019 the United Kingdom will become a third country to the European Union. In practice, as of 30 March 2019, the rules applicable to other third countries with which the Union has a commercial relationship will apply in European trade with the United Kingdom. Customs formalities will therefore be restored:

  • Declaration on the import and export of goods with the United Kingdom,
  • The reestablishment of formalities for the transit of goods,
  • The reestablishment of security / safety formalities upon exit and entry into the territory.
Consequences for carriers

What are the exit scenarios from Great Britain?

During the negotiations two trends emerge. In case of “Soft Brexit”, Britain would remain in the single market by negotiating a specific free trade agreement. Changes would then be minimized for borders and tariffs. In a “Hard Brexit” configuration, there would be no agreement.

Borders and customs formalities, controls, non-preferential customs duties would then be reinstated.

For your convenience, we are sending you a guide published by the MEDEF on how to prepare for Brexit. This guide draws up an inventory of the difficulties and identifies the main questions facing French companies facing Brexit.

CERL and Brexit

International transport is an activity of specialists; it requires expertise and special skills. CERL has chosen to behave as a logistic life facilitator. Our teams are trained to respond to Brexit issues and CERL provides you with expertise in process, customs expertise and securing your goods.

  • Customs operations,
  • Documentary formalities: documentary credit,
  • Inter-country transit operations,
  • Collecting the required documents,
  • Obtaining the necessary authorisations,


  • Legalisation of documents,
  • Export advice,
  • Insurance for the transportation of goods,
  • Translation into English, German, Spanish.


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