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Customs forms not required when sending items from NI to EU

Nov 18, 2020 |

Items being posted from Northern Ireland to any EU country will not require customs forms to be filled out.

Under the Northern Ireland Protocol agreement, which is due to take effect at the beginning of 2021, there will be "no change for the movement of goods between Northern Ireland and EU Member States, including Ireland".

Royal Mail had previously indicated that customs forms would need to be completed for items posted from Northern Ireland to the EU. In response to this, the NFSP’s Negotiating and Engagement Team worked with Post Office Ltd to apply pressure to reverse this instruction.

Royal Mail have since made it clear that customs forms will not be required as long as Government advice/rules do not change.

Mails requirements for items sent from Northern Ireland to England, Scotland and Wales remain unchanged.

The NFSP will keep you updated on any further developments affecting subpostmasters.