About us Berry Bros. & Rudd

Brexit information for our customers

Following the UK’s departure from the EU, we have compiled the following information to answer the most frequently-asked questions, and our guidance here is based on the best available information. If you have a specific query that is not addressed below, please contact us.

Brexit FAQs

 

What are the main impacts of Brexit for Berry Bros. & Rudd customers?
There will be no major impact for most of our customers, and the price of wine will remain unaffected. However, customers who wish to buy or withdraw non-EU or UK wines for delivery to the EU will be impacted by changes to export costs and processes. At present, we are still unable to deliver to some countries within the EU. We are reviewing the situation frequently and apologise for any inconvenience.

We are currently able to deliver to the following EU destinations:

Belgium
Cyprus
Denmark
Finland
Latvia
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands

We are also still delivering to Switzerland and the Channel Islands.

This includes requests for export withdrawals from Customers’ Private Reserves. We aim to resume our full export service as soon as possible, and are reviewing the situation regularly.

Will there be extra charges for wines bought before 1st January 2021?
Any En Primeur wines, or new wine releases, bought before 1st January 2021 but imported into the UK from the EU after this date will not be affected by any additional import costs.

Will my Private Reserves be affected?
Any wine you already have stored with us will not be affected by these changes. Your wines remain in bond, and – as ever – are subject to duty and VAT set by the UK Government should you wish to withdraw them and have them delivered to a UK address.

Can I still export my wines to the EU?
Yes, although there will be some changes to the costs of exporting your wines to the EU. After 1st January 2021, EU customers will no longer pay UK VAT or duty on export orders. However, you will need to pay import charges (these tariffs have not yet been confirmed). We are happy to manage the Customs process on your behalf. Please note that, at present, we are still unable to deliver to some countries within the EU. We are reviewing the situation frequently and apologise for any inconvenience.

We are currently able to deliver to the following EU destinations:

Belgium
Cyprus
Denmark
Finland
Latvia
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands

We are also still delivering to Switzerland and the Channel Islands.

How will this impact Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland?
We are currently unable to deliver to the Republic of Ireland but hope to be able to soon. We are able to deliver to Northern Ireland.