From 1 January 2021, trading with the United Kingdom (UK) will be subject to customs formalities. With ACE Logistics, it is possible to send goods across Europe from businesses to private customers with the aceB2C service. When sending goods to private customers in the UK, the buyer (importer) of the goods should be a company registered in the UK.
For the aceB2C service with deliveries to private customers, we can use Incoterm DAP.
If the consignor (Estonian exporter) has registered a UK company, or has found a co-operation partner (UK company) who is the buyer of the goods on the invoice, then customs clearance of imports takes place in the United Kingdom on his behalf. The UK company has to comply the CRA (Customs Representation Authorization) for import formalities, which is sent to the UK company by Dachser before the goods are released. After receiving the signed CRA and checking the data by Dachser, we can ship the goods. In this case, Dachser Ltd represents the UK company in completing the import formalities. When placing the order, please mark in our system as the consignee of the goods is the UK company and the delivery address is the private person.
Please note, that due to the customs formalities and additional documentation requirements in trade with the UK, it has an effect also on the delivery times. We hope for your understanding.
More general information about Brexit can be found from our previous post:
In case of additional questions, please contact your customer manager or write to firstname.lastname@example.org