New service to Northern Ireland
On 1 January 2021, the Brexit-related transitional period ended, meaning the United Kingdom (UK) is no longer part of the EU.
New customs procedure and changes to VAT are all direct consequences.
A special situation has arisen with regard to Northern Ireland:
The customs formalities that apply to shipments from the EU to Great Britain and vice versa do not apply to shipments to and from Northern Ireland.
This is possible provided shipments are sent directly from mainland EU to the Republic of Ireland. This saves a great deal of administration, time and the imposition of customs duties and/or import VAT.
Van Duuren has therefore decided to maintain a direct groupage line from Vianen to (Northern) Ireland.
In the past, consignments for Northern Ireland often went via Great Britain, and many transporters still use this route.
We feel that the disadvantages of this route since the introduction of Brexit are far too significant. By using our direct route service, deliveries to and from Northern Ireland can continue without any obstacles.
If you would like more information about shipments to Northern Ireland, then please get in touch with your regular contact person or reach us here.