Brexit Ready

Preparing you and your supply chain, to be Brexit Ready

Metro offers a wide range of digital and automated solutions to eradicate Brexit risk.

With 500,000 additional customs entries in the UK alone being submitted every day after Brexit, digitalisation and automation will be critical and the only practical way to ensure that the customs system and supporting infrastructure is not overwhelmed.

31st January 2020
The UK formally left the European Union

31st December 2020
Transition period ends

1st January 2021
‘Light-touch’ borders

1st April 2021
Pre-notification of SPS goods

1st July 2021
Supplementary declarations | GVMS live





1st January 2021

The changes you need to be Brexit Ready for

EORI Number

You’ll need an EORI number to move and clear goods between the UK and the EU

Customs Clearance

Traders that have prepared for the ‘light touch’ CFSP/EIDR regime will not need to submit simplified declarations (C21). In most other cases full C88 declarations will apply.


Duty Payments may be offset for six months, subject to final declaration under CFSP/EIDR. VAT must be accounted for in quarterly return


You must know your product classification codes. The UK Global Tariff released in May is subject to change as trade negotiations progress. Check our Brexit page for updates.

Fiscal Representation

Fiscal representatives will charge for its services and require a bank guarantee, given they are jointly liable for any VAT debts


Government is developing capability to request consignment halts, or route changes to prioritise export flows

HMRC Applications

The simplest solution is to appoint Metro as your customs broker. Otherwise you should apply for authorisation to use simplified declarations, CHIEF access and a duty deferment account


HMRC may shortly announce a plan for deferment accounts not backed by Customs Comprehensive Guarantee

ROW Trade agreements

Preparation of trade documents for fluctuations in duty rates. Understanding the EU-third country trade deals the UK no longer comes under

Get in touch

Our Brexit Ready Solutions


Metro manage all your inbound and outbound customs declarations, to keep your UK/EU trade flowing.


Combine market-leading European freight services with our pan-European Customs Brokerage, for the most cost-effective supply chain solution.


Metro work entirely digitally with many of the UK’s largest importers and exporters and is committed to extending the benefits and capability to traders of all sizes.

Brexit Ready Resources