Once Brexit enters into force, i.e. on 1 January 2021, the European rules on international communications will no longer apply to calls and SMS messages from Belgium to the United Kingdom (and British numbers).
This means that when making a call or sending SMS messages from Belgium to the United Kingdom (and British numbers), consumer prices may be much higher than today as operators will no longer have to respect the current tariff ceilings.
For that we refer to the website of the FPS Mobility and FPS Economy
On 1 January 2021 current relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom will come to an end, whether a partnership agreement is concluded or not.
Starting from 1 January 2021 the United Kingdom (UK) will be treated as a non-EU country for customs purposes.
This means that customs clearance costs will be charged. The agreement between the sender and the addressee will determine who will pay these costs.
For more information, we advise you to contact the Brexit Call Centre of the General Administration of Customs & Excise Duties. This contact centre is available from Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the phone number 0257/55.555.
Deliveries may take longer as additional customs formalities will have to be fulfilled.
However, most operators apply an electronic procedure for these customs formalities, so that the potential impact on the delivery time should be limited.
For more information, we advise you to contact the Brexit Call Centre of the General Administration of Customs & Excise Duties. This contact centre is available from Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the phone number 02 575 55 55.
Parcels from and to the United Kingdom will have to follow the same procedure as that applied to third countries (non-EU countries), such as Canada or the United States. This means that these parcels must be accompanied by a customs form, which is necessary to be processed through customs.
Once Brexit enters into force, i.e. on 1 January 2021, the European roaming rules will no longer apply to the United Kingdom.
This means that when making a call, sending SMS messages or surfing the Internet from the United Kingdom (to an EU country), consumer prices may be much higher than today given that operators will be allowed to apply a roaming surcharge.
The discounts are laid down in Article 38 of the Annex the Act of 13 June 2005 on electronic communications.
Several hypotheses are summarised in the table below:
€ 11.5 (if Internet)
or € 3.1
* NB: if you pay the subscription fee and the communications to two different operators, only the operator providing the communications grants a maximum discount of € 11.5 on the calls.
If you think you meet the conditions to get the social tariff, you can submit your request to the operator of your choice (without attachments), via one of the contacts points.
If it cannot be automatically established that you effectively meet the conditions, you will receive, after your request to the operator of your choice, a letter from BIPT asking you to send certain documents necessary for the administrative handling to the operator.
No, a PLB is related to a person not to a vessel.
However, you have to register your PLB on the website https://www.406registration.com/
A form is available; please follow the instructions correctly, particularly the requests for documents that are necessary to process your application.
The authorisation is free.
Complete applications are processed in the chronological order of their arrival.
Contacting us is unnecessary; if your file is incomplete, we will ask you to provide us with the missing elements. As soon as you file is processed, you will receive the authorisation via ordinary mail.
Ground stations also need to be covered by an authorisation
We do not issue ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) codes: these are four-letter codes for geographic classification which are assigned to each airport around the world.
International Civil Aviation Organization codes