Brexit is for real. Are you all set?

How do you avoid supply chain disruptions under Brexit? Bring your global trade and customs software up to speed to meet the challenge no matter which way things go. 




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Checklist: Is your supply chain ready for Brexit?

When trade relations change, it's crucial to analyze all affected points in your supply chain. Cross-border processes and partner collaboration beyond borders should be prioritized to drive efficiency.


Have you imported or exported before?

It's vital to build the right foundations for growth.


Do you have customs software in place?

It needs to be up to date, integrated, and flexible.


Are you working with a customs broker?

Collaboration is only efficient if it's based on integration.


Are you looking for a customs broker?

Our Customs Heroes network offers new options.


How do you ensure trade compliance?

Your export control efficiency relies on automation.

Need more? Check out our brand new supply chain checklist for business leaders looking to prepare their UK cross-border trade. 

Brexit solutions: Automating cross-border processes

If your customs and export control processes are not prepared for managing change, it's time to get them updated. Supply chain flexibility is key to success in global trade – because change is inherent. 

Customs Management with AEB

Customs declarations: Self-filing or broker integration

Automate and integrate your customs and broker processes. And navigate any upcoming changes successfully. 

Export Controls with AEB

Export Controls: Checking dual-use goods

Ensure export control compliance in line with dynamically changing sanction regimes across the globe. 

Product Classification with AEB

Product Classification: Managing customs codes

Implement changes in customs processes, rules, and tariffs in your master data and customs systems in an intelligent way.

Origin & Preferences with AEB

Origin and Preferences: Recalculating everything

Take advantage of frequently changing trade agreements and conveniently manage the involved processes.

Brexit guides: Starting customs management 

Many companies moving goods across UK borders are now facing customs declarations for the first time. It's important to start the right way. We released comprehensive new guidance for UK traders and offer slim step-by-step customs guides for traders in the Netherlands and Germany.

UK Guide

UK Guidance

NL Guide

Dutch Guide

DE Guide

German Guide

Questions about AEB software and Brexit?

Our global trade experts are happy to discuss how AEB software can deliver value for your business through automation and integration of customs and export control processes.

Mark Brannan



Geoff Taylor


Richard Groenendijk

Richard Groenendijk

Ted Roth



Ingo Strasser


Carsten Bente



Customs Heroes: The World's First Digital Broker of its kind - by AEB.

Look no further: Meet the first digital customs broker

AEB's exclusive network of customs brokers ensures goods cross borders swiftly and easily. You can slice broker fees by as much as 50 percent while gaining access to markets on three continents. 

AEB customer? Updates on changes in our products

The "Brexit Ticker" in AEB's Service Portal delivers up to date information for customers as well as recommended and required actions when developments prompt changes in AEB solutions. 

Timeline to customs after Brexit

Brexit timeline

Exports to the EU

Export customs declarations and UK exit Safety and Security declarations will be required for all goods.

Transit shipments

The GVMS1 will be introduced for all movements under the Common Transit Convention and all transit procedures must be followed from the start.

Imports from the EU

Basic import customs requirements will apply to all standard goods. Standard import customs declarations are required for all controlled goods and excise goods. VAT must be accounted and paid for. 

Important to note:

  • If a CFSP2 authorization is in place, supplementary import declarations and duty deferment under the “deferred declaration scheme” are possible until the extended deadline on January 1, 2022. For traders without such authorisation, this means that the January 1, 2021 deadline still applies for submitting customs declarations.
  • Physical checks will be done at the point of destination or other approved premises on all high-risk live animals and plants rather than at BCP3.

October 2021

  • All POAO4, ABP5, and HRFNAO6 will require pre-notification.
  • Export Health Certificate requirements for POAO and certain ABP will come into force.
  • Any physical checks continue to be conducted at the point of destination.

January 2022

  • Supplementary import declarations and duty deferment are no longer possible.
  • Full Safety and Security declarations for imports will also be required now.
  • Physical SPS7 checks on high-risk plants will now take place at BCP3.
  • Physical SPS7 checks for POAO4, certain ABP5, and HRFNAO6 will be required, and they will take place at BCP3.
  • Pre-notification requirements and documentary checks, including phytosanitary certificates will be required now also for low-risk plants and plant products.
  • The GVMS1 is now in place for all imports, exports, and transit movements at border locations which have chosen to introduce it.

March 2022

  • Checks at BCP 3 will take place on live animals and low risk plants and plant products.

1 Goods vehicle movement service (GVMS) I 2 Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP) I 3 Border Control Post (BCP) I 4 Products of animal origin (POAO) I 5 Certain animal by-products (ABP) | 6 High-Risk Food Not Of Animal Origin (HRFNAO) | 7 Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS)

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