We’re beating Brexit!
It took us two years and a lot of work, but we now offer our European customers the same great hassle-free trading experience that we did before Brexit.
How do we do that? We ship ‘Delivered Duty Paid’ from our customs warehouse so you receive the goods with nothing to pay.
Delivered Duty Paid (DDP)
- What is DDP?
- DDP Incoterms place almost all of the responsibilities of the consignment with the exporter, completely removing the responsibility of customs clearance from our customers.
- Sending parts out via DDP means the same delivery terms for you as if it was from an EU supplier.
- Zero VAT, Zero Duty and Zero Fees!
- As we’re the IOR, any applicable fees are charged to us rather than you, you will still need to account for the transaction for Intrastat reasons, just as you do for purchases from any other EU country.
- Taking back control!
- Under DDP terms Plant Parts Ltd are the Importer of Record, so the goods are customs cleared in France before they get to you. We’re able to complete the import declaration using the same details from the export declaration, without worrying about whether a local customs officer will request different commodity codes or not.
- Why aren’t all UK exporters using DDP?
- DDP is clearly the best way to get goods to you, but it requires a very specific infrastructure in place to be able to use, we’ve spent the last 2 years getting everything setup to ensure a Pre-Brexit experience for our EU customers.
- Can we use DDP for everything?
- DDP is currently only available for goods sent via DHL Air, however this service is available on packages up to 1,000Kg!
- Solutions for DHL economy and palletised freight are coming soon.
Incoterms – Internationally recognised rules used to define the responsibilities of the shipper and receiver during a consignment.
Importer of Record (IOR) – This is the party responsible for the import clearance.
Commodity codes – Also known as Tariff codes, Intrastat codes or HS codes. Customs use these codes to classify goods and easily identify any tariffs or controls.