The transition period after leaving the European Union will come to an end on 31/12/2020 at 23:00. At this time a new Northern Ireland Protocol will come into force, which demands customs declarations of all goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain. This is independent of any outcome of the current trade negotiations.

At the time of writing this article (20/12/20), the UK Government has still not clarified the customs declaration requirements for parcels sent between Great Britain and Northern Ireland to private end customers. This has caused the first carriers to suspend parcel deliveries from Great Britain to Northern Ireland until a time this has been clarified.

Customs declarations are complex and have to be supplied electronically with full documentation of the goods shipped. Even with the new UK Trader Scheme, which opened applications this week, the process is not 100% straight forward just yet.

Due to this Pro Shrimp will suspend all deliveries to addresses in Northern Ireland. Please be assured that we are working with our carriers and shipping partners to get this resolved as soon as possible.