As the global logistics chain director, Seacon Logistics gives you insight into the consequences of Brexit, while also providing you with the right solutions for unimpeded goods transport.

The United Kingdom will leave the European Union (EU) on 31 January – or as much earlier as the British and European Parliaments approve the withdrawal agreement. The EU has agreed to this request for postponement. The UK and the EU reached an agreement on the Brexit terms on 17 October.

Potential transition period

If the British and European parliaments endorse the Brexit agreement, there will be a transitional phase in effect until 31 December 2020. EU rules and regulations will remain in force for the UK during this period. Almost nothing will change for citizens and businesses; it will give them more time to prepare. 

Economic and practical impact

The expected changes will bring with them new and unwelcome risks for companies that currently do business in and with the United Kingdom. These risks should not be underestimated, as they can have a major impact on your business activities and results. This means that up-to-date knowledge of customs procedures and a timely response to the changes are essential.

As a global logistics chain director, Seacon Logistics has many years of expertise in import, export and customs matters. Seacon has always had a focus on the United Kingdom. Alongside entrepreneurship, Seacon also places great importance on taking responsibility and we do this in the context of Brexit as well. Our many years of experience and knowledge as a logistics chain director are put to good use in helping you prepare for the consequences that Brexit will have, and ensuring that the associated transition runs as smoothly as possible for you.

Seacon can organise the necessary customs declarations for you and give insight and clarity regarding the costs, such as import duties, VAT and/or excise duties. We can organise the new export documents, certifications and permits that you will require - in a timely manner - and work with you to review existing contracts or co-ordinate new contracts in order to avoid liability risks and penalty clauses.

Suppliers from the United Kingdom will also face a large number of new regulations and procedures. As your logistics chain partner, we can work with you to find solutions within the logistics chain that can both help you to avoid unnecessary bottlenecks and turn threats into opportunities. Smart supply chain solutions can provide the desired outcome here, as can making the right choices for categorising activities.

Seacon can assist you with


  • Import duties
  • Sales tax

EXPORT documentation, certifications and permits

  • EUR.1
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Statement of Origin

Chain Management

  • Mapping goods flows
  • Bottleneck analysis
  • Buffer stock: in-house or outsourced
  • Pre-register in Portbase

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