Brexit and COVID-19 have dramatically impacted trade between the Mainland UK and Northern Ireland. Compared to the free trade that once occurred, businesses must dutifully follow numerous rules and regulations. If you’re looking to ship goods to Northern Ireland, YDL is here to help. As experts in business logistics, we’re here to help you deliver goods to Northern Ireland efficiently and smoothly. Learn more about the new protocols in our Norther Ireland Shipping Guide here.
How to Ship to Northern Ireland
Before Brexit, trade between Northern Ireland and the UK was simple as they were considered wholly one entity. Consequently, rules that applied to the UK also applied to Northern Ireland. However, following Brexit, the UK government and the EU created new regulations specific to Northern Ireland trade. The government officially considers these temporary, but the latest update to Norther Ireland trade guidance was in July of 2021.
Shipping to Consumers in Northern Ireland
Suppose you have customers on a consumer level in Northern Ireland. In that case, there are no new requirements for the customer receiving goods. Likewise, if you are shipping items to a business, and the total value of the goods is under £135, the company in Northern Ireland also doesn’t need to accommodate any new requirements.
Shipping Goods under £135 in Northern Ireland
A few extra steps are required to ship goods under £135 to a business in Northern Ireland. Any excise goods that are already UK duty paid do not need to be declared to customers. However, there is still a liability to excise duty in Northern Ireland. This is offset by any paid in the UK, however. Check out the UK Government page for more information.
Shipping Goods Over £135 in Northern Ireland
Businesses based in Northern Ireland receiving goods from a company in Great Britain must fill out a declaration form. Certain items are restricted and cannot be shipped to Northern Ireland without further steps. These include:
- Agrifoods, live animals and plant products
- Chemicals subject to REACH controls
- Drug Precursor Chemicals
- Wine and Spirits
- Contact us today for further advice
Moving Goods from Northern Ireland to the UK
There are essentially no new requirements beyond minor EU laws for the vast majority of goods moving to the UK From Northern Ireland. However, an import declaration will be required in Great Britain and an export declaration in Northern Ireland.
For more guidance on new Northern Ireland Shipping requirements, contact YDL today. Our expert team will help you make the best of our services as a leading UK logistics provider. From APC overnight delivery to hazardous chemicals and warehousing, we help your business logistics run as smoothly as possible. Check out more of our guides for more information on the services YDL offers.