Leaving the EU

The UK left the EU on 31st January 2020. The governments exit deal that is currently in place provides a transition period until January 2021. This gives businesses some time to prepare for the eventuality of customs regulations. From January 2021 all goods leaving the UK and going into the EU will require an export declaration.

Republic of Ireland

PTI Express ships goods into the Republic of Ireland via Holyhead and Dublin ports both of which are making preparations for the changes which will include customs checks. These ports are working hard to make sure there will be the minimum of disruption so goods can move over the border as efficiently as possible.


If you are able to produce your own export declarations then from 1st January 2021 you need to ensure an export declaration is completed before dispatching your goods.  You must also provide PTI with a copy of a commercial invoice to ensure safe passage of the goods. If you are not able to produce an export declaration then you will need to find a customs agent who is able to provide these for you. We will contact everyone nearer the time with details of how to send us copies of the necessary documents.

Commercial Invoice Sample


There is lots of advice on the government website regarding leaving the EU and this can be found by clicking on the link below. This information is updated regularly so should provide all the relevant information as it becomes available.



We will keep you posted with any updates regarding PTI’s preparations. If you have any specific questions in the meantime please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will do our best to help.

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