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Brexit Update

How Brexit impacts on European removals

Please note our European guide price is correct up until 31st December 2020. From the 1st January 2021 we will have left the EU and moving to Europe will be completely different. Many of the suggested imposed regulations still have not been finalised.

When moving to the EU after the 31st December 2020 you (the customer) will need to complete a (ToR1) Transfer of Residence form. Currently this process is taking two weeks, although as we get closer to Brexit this process could take longer. Once you have completed the form you will be issued a Unique Reference Number which your moving company will require as part of the documentation to clear customs. There will also be a customs declaration for you to complete for importation duty. It is likely for the remover to have to employ a customs agent to process the documentation to clear customs. All documentation needs to be completed before arriving at the border.

There are a lot of processes for us, the remover, to put in place, although most of these have not been finalised. How difficult this process will be (exporting from the UK into the EU or importing from EU into the UK) will be determined during the Brexit negotiations. At this time, we just don’t know what is going to be imposed on us as an industry.

Currently the Brexit negotiations seem to have stalled, which means greater uncertainty. Britannia Lanes continue to attend a European task force within Britannia Movers International and have daily/weekly updates from our trade association (BAR) British Association of Removers. We will continue to unpick any legislation that is presented to ourselves and inform our customers accordingly through this Brexit update.

Brexit update 20/10/2020