Are you ready for Brexit?
Proactive Brexit Planning, from Whistl
At Whistl we continue to push forward with plans in the case of a ‘no deal‘ Brexit. We want to ensure that you, our customers, are ready too, and not in a position that could jeopardise your business.
The likely scenario for Brexit is looking like a ‘no deal’ situation, so now is the time to prepare and be proactive to minimise business impact.
What do you need to do, to be ready for Brexit?
Please check the Post Brexit checklist (downloadable below) to ship goods via Whistl, this is a quick reference point, giving guidance and support on what is required.
For more comprehensive details, check our Are you ready for Brexit Guide. Please act on the guidance provided paying particular attention to the data requirements.
- What to include to ensure your customs information is accurate and complete.
- Data requirements for ‘mandatory’ data fields to be completed for international shipping
When should I get ready for Brexit?
Our advice is that businesses should start to adopt these changes for any consignment you are despatching, with immediate effect.
In the meantime for any additional queries or specific questions related to Whistl's delivery services, you should contact your Account Manager directly.
If you are shipping items via International Tracked Services please can you liaise with your Whistl Account Manager / Contact to ensure they have your GB EORI registered within our systems.
Please note that your GB EORI number entered into CRM for all ‘International Tracked Items’ will become mandatory from Tuesday 26th January.
What is the impact if you haven’t entered a valid GB EORI into CRM? if any existing client or new business client does not have a valid GB EORI captured within CRM from midnight on Monday 25th January, the system will not call for a label and therefore your client will NOT be able to access International Tracked services.
If you have any questions on what is required, please liaise directly with your Whistl Account Manager.
Northern Ireland EORI
When shipping goods to Northern Ireland, from 1 January 2021, you will need an EORI number that starts with XI when shipping goods to Northern Ireland. To get an EORI number that starts with XI, you must already have an EORI number that starts with GB. HMRC will automatically send you an EORI number that starts with XI if they think you need one.
Northern Ireland Protocol
As part of the Northern Ireland Protocol most UK Tracked Carriers are taking steps to include HS Codes within the data carried by Tracked Items between GB and NI. This is being done in preparation of all future/possible trade deal requirements or NO DEAL outcome, meaning the items will be presented to NI almost in the same way as an International Export.
For businesses not yet trading with Whistl
Please contact us on the contact number listed below. We will discuss your requirements and provide proactive guidance and support, when shipping with Whistl