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Infos zum Brexit

"Hard Brexit" refers to the United Kingdom's leaving the European Union including the single market and the customs union. In that case, the United Kingdom will be considered a third country. As a consequence, cutoms, fees and import turnover tax for exported and imported merchandise from and to the United Kingdom will be collected.

The changes below will take effect in the case of a Hard Brexit on 30 March 2019 or at a later point.


Given the necessary delivery times for international items, measures have to be taken even before the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.

  • International letter mail: all letter mail items that include merchandise to a third country need to be accompanied by a completed customs declaration (CN 22 or CN 23 depending on the value of the merchandise).
  • International parcels: starting on 22 March 2019, all parcels must include the form CN 23 in two English-language copies as well as all necessary documents for customs purposes (commercial invoice etc.)


International letter mail
​The UK will now be treated as a third country and will be classified as belonging to the "Rest of Europe." Rates for international letter mail will not change as a consequence.

International parcels light
​The UK will be in zone 2 instead of in zone 1 (EU) as previously.

Weight Dimensions Previous rate in € Zone 1 (EU) NEW rate in € Zone 2
2 kg 35.2 x 25 x 3 8.92 9.52
2 kg 100 x 60 x 60 13.92 14.92
4 kg 100 x 60 x 60 15.27 20.57
10 kg 100 x 60 x 60 19.27 29.57
20 kg 100 x 60 x 60 29.28 49.57
31.5 kg 100 x 60 x 60 39.38 69.57

Parcel international

The UK will be in zone 2 instead of in zone 1 (EU).

Weight Dimensions PREVIOUS rate in € Zone 1 (EU) NEW rate in € Zone 2
1 kg 100 x 60 x 60 14.27 16.57
2 kg 100 x 60 x 60 16.27 20.57
4 kg 100 x 60 x 60 19.27 28.57
10 kg 100 x 60 x 60 29.27 49.57
20 kg 100 x 60 x 60 49.38 89.57
31.5 kg 100 x 60 x 60 69.38 129.57



In the case of a Hard Brexit, parcels will be shipped to the UK via airplane in order to keep delivery delays to a minimum. This results in the following changes to dimensions:

Weight 31.5 kg 30 kg
Maximum girth 360 cm 300 cm
Maximum length 200 cm 150 cm