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Are you ready for BREXIT – a note from Nieuwkoop Europe

on Monday, 05 October 2020. Posted in News

The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. A transition period is now in place until 31 December 2020. During this period the UK must comply with all EU rules and laws. Virtually nothing will change for businesses or for the public. There will be changes after the transition period, whether or not an agreement is reached on the new relationship between the UK and the EU.


We do not yet know what the new relationship will look like exactly in the future. This depends on the agreements reached during the negotiations. But we can assure you that Nieuwkoop Europe has made all foreseeable arrangements to be able to transport goods to the UK when it leaves the EU.In the meantime, see our dedicated page.

This is a reminder, following last year’s information how to prepare for Brexit and what you should do to be able to import goods from EU countries

1. Apply for your EORI number

All parties, both Nieuwkoop Europe and you as the customer, must have an Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) number. This number must appear on all export documents. We recommend that you apply for an EORI number in good time if you have not done so already.

Click here to apply for an EORI number.

2. Authorise ChannelPorts to make the import declarations

ChannelPorts Ltd offers full clearance services for fast and efficient customs handling. We request that you authorise ChannelPorts to make the import declarations and submit these directly to the customs authorities. You can obtain the ChannelPort form here. You may do so by completing the enclosed authorisation form and sending it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note: we request that you refer to Nieuwkoop Europe B.V. in your email to ChannelPorts and send us a copy of this authorisation via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the purpose of a smooth transition.

3. Register for a PEACH account

The Procedure for Electronic Application for Certificates (PEACH) is an online tool provided by the British government for applying for import inspections. You are required to upload a phytosanitary certificate and other relevant documents via PEACH for the purpose of importing plants and plant-based products.

Click here to register.

4. Register for a TSP account

It is possible that longer lines will arise at the border following Brexit. The British government has launched a simplified procedure as a result of which the import from EU countries can be handled more quickly, the Transitional simplified procedure (TSP). You can use this to postpone your declaration and not pay your import duties and VAT until afterwards. This simplified procedure only applies in case of a no-deal Brexit.

Click here to register.

Do you have any other questions? You can find all information on Brexit and how to prepare on the website of the British government. Click here to visit the website.

If you have already taken the above steps, there is no need to do anything else.

Furthermore, we are keeping a close eye on reports surrounding this subject. If any further information is known that may affect our services to you, we will notify you in good time.

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