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The United Kingdom officially left the EU on January 1, 2021.
We at Deutsche Post will, however, of course remain your reliable partner for cross-border services to and from the UK.

The process for shipping to Great Britain and handling UK export business to Europe and the rest of the world will soon be changing.

On December 24, 2020, an agreement governing future trade relations was reached between the European Union and the United Kingdom, and this agreement entered provisionally into force on January 1, 2021. In spite of this agreement, a customs border now exists between the United Kingdom and the European Union. This change in status in turn entails various amendments to ensure all documentation is in line with shipping processes – this applies for example to the requirement to provide customs declarations and the levying of VAT. As such, published shipping information remains valid and must be observed.

To make sure you’re up to speed on what this means, we’ve put together the key information on the new shipping requirements for you to download. Any tax-related queries should, however, be clarified on your own authority.

Should you have any questions, please contact your account manager or sales representative – they'll be happy to help.

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Information on
shipping to the UK


Shipping information for UK
export business to Europe/rest of the world


Important: Please be sure to use our customer portal whenever you need to create a Deutsche Post Packet label or integrate our API into your systems. This will ensure that a CN22 customs declaration form is automatically generated for all labels when shipping to the UK. The information contained in these labels is then transferred directly to the customs authorities in the UK. For more information, visit

The answers to many more questions about Brexit can be found in our shipping information brochures which are available to download on this page.

* The free trade agreement is provisional, as the ratification process by the EU Parliament has not yet been completed.