Brexit Update

The UK is due to leave the European Union on the 31st October 2019, with “No Deal Brexit” looking considerably more likely. This is an update of what C4 Logistics have been doing to minimise the impact on our customers.

How have we prepared?

  • We have certified as an automated economic operator (AEO), allowing simplified customs declarations.
  • Senior staff members have been trained in customs competency to aid and advise our customers.
  • We have implemented a state-of-the-art customs clearance platform, “Sequoia”, to create and manage customs declarations and documents.
  • We have expanded our network of customs agents across Europe and world-wide.

How can you prepare?

  • Apply for your UK EORI number
  • Calculate the value of your goods to determine how much duty will be paid
  • Obtain a commodity code for your goods and a CPC code.
  • Check the contractual Incoterms on your shipments to determine who will pay the import/export duty.
  • Decide how you will pay duty and VAT. You can visit to view the options available.
  • Determine if you qualify for Government schemes such as Transitional Simplified Procedure (TSP) or Customs Simplified Freight Procedure (CFSP)

Please contact us if you need any further information or support. Contact details can be found on our website at

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Written by
Sébastien Barth
Group Managing Director at C4 Logistics
Founder and Managing Director of C4 Logistics, Sébastien Barth manages the international operations teams and growth strategy of C4 across Europe.

With more than 20 years’ experience in premium freight services, Sébastien brings a wealth of experience to his role. Prior to C4 Logistics, Sébastien was UK Manager of Gefco Special (a former subsidiary of the Peugeot Group) and has delivered outstanding customer service to a variety of industries including the automotive, aerospace and pharmaceutical sectors.

Sébastien has an MA in Business and Logistics from ESIDEC Ecole Supérieure Internationale de Commerce, Metz University in France.
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