Brexit Impacts to Sales and Shipping
Quick update for all customers to see how Brexit changes may impact their shipping. For any support after reading this article email firstname.lastname@example.org
The TL:DR for this update is that most things will continue as normal from a customer perspective
OUR NEW CUSTOMS AND DUTY SYSTEM IS NOW ENABLED ALLOWING EU CUSTOMERS TO PAY DUTIES AND TAXES AT THE TIME OF SALE AT CHECKOUT FOR ALL PURCHASES. THIS MAKES IT THE SAME AS PRE-BREXIT ORDERS
(available since July 2021 at customer choice - enforced at checkout from June 2022 ).
UK Customers - No impact, sales and shipping continues as normal
Customers not in the UK or EU (EU = European Union) - No impact, sales and shipping continues as normal
Customers in the EU (EU = European Union) - Please check carefully to determine what the impacts may be depending on your order status:
|Did you pay tax at checkout?||Impact|
|Yes||No Impact - you will not get any import duties and your order will be shipped as Duties and Taxes paid.|
|No||Some old Historic orders may not have paid tax at checkout. as no VAT was paid, it will be due on import|
Customers who ordered in 2020 with VAT paid and have the item shipped in 2021, 2022 or 2023 will not incur VAT or Duty at the time of shipping. This will be billed back to Prototypist if applicable, and delivery will take place as normal. This will be achieved by shipping all items as 'Duty and Taxes Paid' with DHL, rather than the standard 'Delivery at Place'. Shipping items in this manner puts the exporting company as the responsible party for any fees raised during import to EU countries.
All orders since Brexit where VAT was charged will not incur VAT at import as it was paid at the time of checkout.
There was a brief period in 2021 where customers could choose to pay VAT at checkout or not - those orders that chose not to will incur VAT at import. You can see whether tax was paid on your order by reviewing your invoice.