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Brexit Preparations

Transporting goods between Great Britain and the EU from 1st January 2021


Exports from UK > Imports into France & Spain:

Hauliers and commercial drivers: You will need new documents to transport goods into the EU after Brexit

All vehicles presented for shipment must have a Movement Reference Number (MRN) for each consignment. The MRN is the proof that the import/export goods have been declared in the customs system. Drivers should have been provided with this by the exporter or their agent. A bar code will have been provided, which must be scanned at check-in. The only exceptions are for empty vehicles, ATA, TIR or postal goods. Vehicles carrying goods that will be presented to BIP (SIVEP in France) for clearance will not need a separate MRN, but will need to make this sanitary declaration a minimum of 48 hours in advance. Vehicles presented for shipment without the required MRN will not be permitted to ship.

Additionally, a Safety and Security Declaration must be logged with customs for all consignments. Brittany Ferries must be satisfied that this requirement has been met before loading will be authorised.

Imports into UK > Exports from France or Spain:


All goods leaving the EU require a customs declaration to be made and whilst we understand that UK's HMRC is not proposing to make checks at the UK border, liability will nonetheless exist in respect of making the proper declarations. Brittany Ferries will need to have a reasonable belief that such declarations have been made. The requirement for a Safety and Security declaration has been deferred for the first six months after Brexit.

What do international road hauliers need from January 2021?


What UK goods vehicle operators need to do to carry out international road haulage from 1 January 2021:

Customs Information:

Information regarding the location of Customs Agents can be found by visiting the following link:

Appoint someone to deal with customs on your behalf:

Return your rejected exports from the EU from 01 January 2021:


Horse Transportation:

Horse Passport issuing organisations:

Export Horses & Ponies from 01 January 2021:


Animal and Animal Product Transportation:

Importing animals - animal products, food & feed:

Exporting animals, animal products to the EU from 01 January 2021:

Trading & moving endangered species protected by Cites from 01 January 2021:

Register for free Webinar - Guidence for exporters of animals and products of animal origin.

Guidance for hatching eggs & chicks from 01 January 2020:

Fish and Live Aquatic Animal Transportation:

Export fish to the EU from 1 January 2021

Importing & exporting live acquatic animals from 01 January 2021:


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