Davies Turner introduces full Delivered Duty Paid system
The United Kingdom (UK) based international freight forwarding company, Davies Turner, has introduced a full DDP (Delivered Duty Paid) solution for export shipments to the European Union (EU) to facilitate UK exports to post-Brexit European markets.
According to Danny Southby, Head of European Network at Davies Turner, “Selling on a DDP basis is greatly appreciated by EU customers as they are not involved in the import Customs process and can continue to buy products from the UK in the same way that they did prior to Brexit. The system allows us to pre-enter goods and, if there is a potential problem, we know before the trailer departs.”
“The EU consignee receives goods as if they are buying from an EU supplier, and goods are customs cleared at the French Smart Border, with no VAT to be outlaid upfront by our clients. We are able to clear shipments from the UK destined to most EU countries as they enter France,” he continues.
With this system, import entries are completed in the name of the UK exporter, with duty charged back to the UK exporter, if applicable, so deliveries are not delayed. Groupage or full-load shipments are routed directly to the destination country with no requirement to stop or off-load in France, providing no customs inspection is required.
“The service helps exporters to avoid delays that would otherwise be created by the need to contact importers to agree on terms and collect VAT and duty, prior to delivery. Brexit means that all products moving between the UK and the EU need to go through a customs process. By using our full DDP (Delivered Duty Paid) solution for export shipments to the EU, our customers can access a solution to keep products moving without friction, removing almost every barrier that can delay a movement, other than physical customs checks,” Southby concludes.