Brexit Update

The UK is due to leave the European Union on the 29th March 2019. With still no clarification on how this will be managed, C4 Logistics are committed to minimising the impact Brexit on our customers.

How have we prepared?

  •  C4 have certified as an authorised economic operator (AEO), allowing simplified customs declarations.
  • Senior staff members have 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 already extensive network of customs agents across Europe and world-wide.

How can our customers prepare?

  • Apply for a 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. You will need these for your customs declarations.
  • 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).

As always, our dedicated staff are here to help you with any questions or concerns you may have about shipping post-Brexit. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further information. 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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