Sprunghub Posted January 15, 2021 Share Posted January 15, 2021 Therein lies the dichotomy for 'private' purchases ( sale ) and "business" ie., ones requiring EORI https://www.gov.uk/export-goods The line between the two is not clear, but between Uk & Europe ( or vice versa ) VAT should only be paid once. As I understand it, if I buy an expensive item from the EU, ie. over £135 value, I would "expect" the EU seller to sell it Zero rated for "export" out of the EU and I expect to pay VAT ( not "Duty" per se ) via Customs at a rate of 20% +(sadly) handling charge on import. The exception would be IF the seller was reg'd for VAT in the Uk due to the amount of trade the company/individual did with the Uk, in which case they may include Uk VAT in the price. The same should apply to a sale to Ireland/Netherlands at a price of over £135 ? It is exactly the same principal as if I but from the USA/Canada. If I buy "on-line" from Europe, I expect the OMP 'on-line marketplace' to charge and administer the VAT between the 'states' under the new agreement outlined in the link above. That is what Ebay USA has been doing for 'some time' in their 'Duty charges'. In the case of the USA it "is" Duty, Duty = VAT if buying from Europe. I have had recent parcels rom Germany, post-Brexit, no problems with customs forms or charges (VAT paid) via Ebay. Carriage charges are marginally more expensive. "If" I was a "business" and needed to organise customs declarations/EORI's etc to import/export and make advanced declarations it would no doubt be more complicated and more expensive but should not incur more "Duty"/VAT per se if the process is followed. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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