Supporting our customers during Brexit

Preparing your business for 2021

Preparing your business for 2021

Brexit update

The United Kingdom and the European Union have now negotiated a Free Trade Agreement which will come into effect from January 1st 2021. All your shipping processes will remain the same until then.

We are currently evaluating the new Free Trade Agreement. We recommend you keep referring back to this page where we will provide details of any future changes you may need to make.

Your transition toolkit

Our transition toolkit is being regularly updated and contains all you need to know to help get your business ready for the future.

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

Get help with international shipping

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

See how to complete a commercial invoice

Find out more about the latest VAT changes

Follow the CBI’s preparation hub

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

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 4, 2021 we will be increasing transportation rates for shipments from UK to EU, and EU to UK. Our customers will be informed about their new 2021 shipping rates as part of our general rate increase communications, from Nov 17, 2020.

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

A full list of FedEx fees and charges can be found here, including the 2021 FedEx standard import and export list rates.

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.