Supporting our customers during Brexit

Preparing your business for 2021

Preparing your business for 2021

Brexit update

The Brexit Transition period has now ended and the United Kingdom and European Union have negotiated a Trade and Co‑operation Agreement which came into effect on January 1st, 2021. We are currently evaluating the details of the Agreement but there are additional requirements you should be aware of when shipping between the UK and EU.

This page contains more details on how your shipping processes have changed, and how to continue to trade across borders effectively in 2021 and beyond.


2021 toolkit

Our 2021 toolkit is being regularly updated and contains all you need to know to ship successfully following the implementation of the UK and EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement.

Frequently Asked Brexit Questions

Transition FAQs

We answer your most commonly asked questions about the transition and how it could affect your business.

FedEx Brexit customer survey

FedEx Brexit customer survey

See how prepared our customers feel they are for the post-transition era – and how they expect to trade in 2021.

FedEx Warehouse

Trading with Northern Ireland

Understand more about shipping to and from Northern Ireland after the transition.

Frequently Asked Brexit Questions

Brexit: your 2021 checklist

Are you ready for 2021? Here’s what your business needs to do to prepare.

Shipping across borders

Securing your supply chain

The essential steps to making sure your supply chain operates smoothly post-transition.


Additional resources

Find out more about the trade deals the UK is negotiating around the world

Visit the official UK Government and European Commission sites for the latest information

Find out more about the latest VAT changes


FedEx transportation rates post Brexit

FedEx is making incremental investments to adjust our systems, processes, resourcing, and customer facing solutions to ensure we are ready for the change on Jan 1, 2021. To reflect these investments and the incremental cost of clearing shipments, beginning Jan 1, 2021 we will be applying a surcharge of 4.90 EUR on all shipments moving from UK to EU, and EU to UK.

All other applicable surcharges related to moving shipments across borders will apply and will be based on the customer’s instructions to FedEx related to the clearance of the shipment.


Get in touch

We’re keen to hear from businesses of any size and sector, especially if you have any concerns or questions you’d like us to answer.