Information Related To Brexit

Planning for Brexit

We have now in place robust planning for life after Brexit.

With so much talk about how life is going to be post Brexit these days, Irish Freight Solutions would like to let our customers know how we are planning to provide top quality service to our clients after the Brexit.


Deferred Payment Facility

Deferred Payment facility (Comprehensive Guarantee to include Temporary Storage and a Transit Guarantee) – we have acquired an AEP number, allowing us to pay VAT and duty on behalf of our customers if required.

Customs Clearance

Customs Clearance training for staff in both Irish and UK offices, to provide customers with a Customs Clearance facility for their export / import goods.

Authorised Economic Operator

AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) – we are currently in the process of obtaining AEO Status; this is an internationally-recognised customs authorisation which facilitates priority clearance for goods.

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As a value customer, we aim to provide you a top quality service for your freight.

We also want your to have a hassle free experience when using Irish Freight Solutions.

If you are a large-volume importer, we would recommend that you now apply to the Revenue Commissioners for your own Deferred Payment facility.

You can find more information on how to do this by clicking on the button below:

Should you wish, you can nominate Irish Freight Solutions (IFS) as your preferred Customs Clearance agent.

This would allow us to use your deferred payment authorisation on your behalf.

We are Brexit Ready

We want our customers to have complete peace of mind with us.

This why we have already taken all the necessary steps to make sure that you receive a no-hassle service in time for Brexit.

Whether there is a No-Deal brexit or even further delays, we can assure you that at Irish Freight Solutions, we are ready to look after you and your goods.


Customs Clearance Documents

What you need to know?

In the event of a “No Deal” Brexit, any goods being exported to or imported from the UK will require a Customs Clearance declaration in the form of a SAD (Single Administrative Document).

However, we have been advised by several Government bodies that even if a deal is reached between Britain and the EU, some form of declaration will still be required, the details of which would be determined between 30th March 2019 and 31st December 2020.

Single Administrative Document

What inormation you need to provide?

In order for us to prepare a SAD on your behalf, you will need to supply us with the following information on a “Supplier’s Invoice”:

• Full names & addresses of the Exporter & Importer, including VAT numbers
• EORI Number for Consignor (Exporter) and Consignee (Importer)
• Full description of goods
• TARIC Heading (Commodity Code): Customers must identify the correct TARIC code for their goods (1 TARIC Code per item, if you are sending or receiving multiple product types) – please see link below to identify your correct TARIC Code
• Gross Weight and Net Weight of goods (i.e. weight of goods with and without packaging, palletisation, etc.)
• County of Origin of goods
• Full Invoice Value and Currency, to include Delivery Terms i.e. C.I.F (Cost Insurance on Freight) or Ex Works, etc.
• Eircode for any delivery or collection in Ireland – this is information we require for our IT system to route delivery /collection in Ireland


How to identify you code?

To help you identify the TARIC Code for your goods, please use the following button which will take you to the EU TARIC Code Database and provides more information on the TARIC system: 

As is current practice, there will be a charge for Customs Clearance, and over the next few weeks we will give you plenty of notice should this come into place for your consignments.

Pallets & Packaging

What does Government’s new notice say?

The UK Government have just released an important Technical Notice which specifically states that “in the event of no deal, all WPM (Wood Packaging Material) moving between the UK and the EU must meet ISPM15 international standards by undergoing heat treatment and marking”.
WPM includes the following:

• Pallets
• Crates
• Boxes
• Cable Drums
• Spools
• Dunnage

This means that if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, all wood packaging material going into and out of the UK will need to be heat-treated in accordance with ISPM15, and may be subject to official checks either upon or after entry to the EU.


As the date for Brexit moves closer, more information is becoming available from various sources, and Transland will continue to update and advise customers with necessary and relevant information over the coming weeks. Obviously the information we have provided here is based on a “worst-case scenario”, whereby Britain crashes out of the EU without a deal, and becomes a “third country” with absolutely no trade agreements in place with the EU. However, should a deal be reached, we cannot predict what changes will be implemented as this will be subject to negotiations between Britain and the EU.

Therefore, all we can do at this stage is “prepare for the worst, and hope for the best”.