Changes to Eire Service (Southern Ireland)
As you are no doubt aware the UK left the European Union, on the 1st January 2020, the transitional period is due to come to an end which will mean that from the 1st January 2021 all shipments to and from Eire will be subject to customs and excise protocols. Unfortunately given these additional customs and excise requirements, APC Overnight can no longer offer a service to Eire within the Domestic service framework.
We will therefore need to direct all consignments for Eire via an international carrier and these consignments will be priced accordingly.
Deliveries To Northern Ireland Preparation Whilst we still await to hear whether we have a deal on our relationship with Europe, it is still very likely that customers shipping to Northern Ireland will be required to include further information on their consignments.
The Government has a handy website it is worth pointing customers towards: – https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/moving-goods-into-out-of-or-through-northern-ireland-from-1-january-2021
The APC API and data plug are still work in progress. So for the time being when sending consignments to Northern Ireland they must be done through the web portal.
Considerations: – You may need to apply to be set up as “authorised” under the UK Trader scheme. You may need an EORI number that starts with XI (You can apply via the HMRC site – see attached PDF). If the consignment is B2B, the recipient EORI number may be required. You may need to get assistance from a provider of customs support if not using Trader Support Service. Customers will need to find the right Commodity Codes for the goods being sent. Further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/trade-tariff. Full descriptions of goods (to item level) being sent may be required. Value of goods (detailed at item level) is likely to be needed. Country of origin (This is not the same as country being sent from).
As soon as we are fully aware of the actual requirements, we will communicate again.