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DDP delivers the goods for Europa

[ March 22, 2021   //   ]

Europa Road says that its delivered duty paid (DDP) service to the EU, Europa Flow has proved popular with operators since Brexit, particularly dedicated express van services.
Under DDP, the seller takes total responsibility for export and import formalities, transport, duties and taxes, reducing the burden on the buyer. There is no need to stop in transit to discharge T-forms, perform import formalities and wait for VAT and duty amounts to be paid. Goods arrive in France in free circulation, the duty having been taken care of and the Europa Flow process zero rating the VAT.
Forwarding manager at Europa Road Jason Reek (main picture) said that it allowed customers’ vehicles to be more efficient with less down time when compared to the equivalent delivery at place (DAP) processes.
Stephen Hall, European managing director of Europa customer, FLEXcon, which provides label materials said that the transition period was tough, but: “Just over two months on, our shipments are flowing as normal.”