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Davies Turner leverages EU procedures to minimize Brexit’s impact

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Davies Turner’s full Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) solution for UK-to-EU export shipments is delivering successful results in a post-Brexit environment. The service, offered by the freight forwarding and logistics company, enables its customers to sustain product flow and transit times as they were before Brexit. According to Danny Southby, Head of European Network at Davies Turner, the DDP solution can simplify shipping for EU businesses purchasing from UK suppliers by eliminating administration, customs formalities, and costs. 

Selling on a DDP basis is greatly appreciated by EU customers as they are not involved in the import Customs process and can continue to buy products from UK in the same way that they did prior to Brexit. The system allows us to pre-enter goods and, if there is a potential problem, we know before the trailer departs. The EU consignee receives goods as if they are buying from an EU supplier, and goods are customs cleared at the French Smart Border, with no VAT to be outlaid upfront by our clients. We are able to clear shipments from the UK destined to most EU countries as they enter France.” 

With Davies Turner’s full DDP solution for exports, import entries are performed in the name of the UK exporter, with any duty charged back, ensuring timely deliveries. Groupage or full load shipments are sent straight to the destination country without stopping or unloading in France if no customs inspection is necessary. 

Southby concludes: “The service helps exporters to avoid delays that would otherwise be created by the need to contact importers to agree terms, and collect VAT and duty, prior to delivery. Brexit means that all products moving between the UK and the EU need to go through a customs process. By using our full DDP (Delivered Duty Paid) solution for export shipments to the EU, our customers can access a solution to keep products moving without friction, removing almost every barrier that can delay a movement, other than physical customs checks.”

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