On February 1st, 2020, after 47 years of British membership with the European Union, this ended as a result of Brexit. With this the rules for shipping goods between the UK and EU were about to change. After a transition period of one year, this came into effect on 01-01-2021.
From that moment on every commercially sold goods from the EU to the UK no longer have a European VAT applied. And are considered as a regular worldwide shipping.
However there are some different rules as how the (British) VAT is applied when it passes UK Customs:
For orders with a product value over £135 (~€160), the (British) VAT is charged to the buyer - i.e. the customer. In this case no VAT is applied to your order with us.
Any order with a product value of £135 (~€160) and lower, the (British) VAT will be charged to the seller - i.e. the webshop.
In this case (British) VAT will applied to your order with us.
In the second case, where the webshop needs to apply the British VAT to your order with us, the webshop needs to have a British VAT number so UK Customs can collect the VAT from us. Next to this the webshop also needs to be registered with UK Customs with a so-called (British) EORI number.
Unfortunately this is a very time-consuming administrative process. The webshop is already registered with the (British) EORI number, but we are still waiting on the British VAT registration.
Shopping for UK customers
As long as we don't have the British VAT registration done, we are limited as what UK customers can buy in our webshop. For this reason automatic shipping methods to the UK have been disabled during checkout.
>> Orders with a product value of over £135 (~€160) are still possible! <<