Ready for Brexit

On the 1st of January 2021, the Brexit transition period will end, and the UK will no longer enjoy the benefits of EU free trade movement. All businesses involved in the supply chain need to be prepared for the changes that will be in place. At Dixon, we’ve been working hard to make sure that we are prepared for all eventualities and that we can fully support all our customers’ requirements.

What we have done
  • We have secured AEO status
  • We have registered with Irish and UK Customs to allow us to complete Customs transactions
  • We have incorporated the latest software technology to smoothly complete clearances
  • We have increased our UK fleet size and premises
  • We have trained our staff on post-Brexit requirements
  • We have engaged with our customers
What we are doing now
  • Monitoring all official channels for updates and changes to requirements
  • Engaging with our customers and supply chain partners
What our customers need to be aware of
  • Paperwork requirements
  • Tariffs
  • Possible delays in the early stages of Brexit
  • The need to engage and plan for 2021
  • Incoterms (click for more)
Commercial invoices must contain more information than a normal invoice including the following
  • full name, address and contact details of the seller and buyer
  • number and date of issue of the commercial invoice
  • number and date of issue of the proforma invoice, purchase order or sales contract
  • price, method of payment, currency and any discounts or additional charges
  • quantity, gross and net weight of goods and number, weight and type of packages
  • harmonised system (HS) tariff code and a plain English description of the products
  • incoterms including delivery and payment
  • country of origin of the goods
  • means of transport and route
  • actual value of the goods
Useful links

Dixon Glossary of Terms
UK Government Brexit page
Ireland Government Brexit page
Irish Exporters Association Brexit page

We are here to help

If you would like any further information please contact Brendan Dixon or Colum Aungier


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