For some reason best known to themselves the UK government seem to want companies from the EU to register for VAT in the UK if they sell stuff to customers here, rather than the freight company collecting the VAT & passing it on!
Probably luck, Jonathan. My understanding (tell me if I am wrong) is that any EU vendor has to register for UK VAT. Why bother? Don’t they even have to pay it in advance?I received a single bottle from an auction arrived without a hitch on 7th Jan. I was expecting the courier to contact me for vat, but they didn't. I suspect just luck though.
What’s the implication for 2019 EP Bordeaux that obviously hasn’t landed yet? Do IB wines circumvent this for now?
I meant to say, although this sounds crazy, that an Austrian producer I was speaking to this week said (paraphrasing) “we can’t send anything to U.K. right now, not even ordinary Mail”. Can’t believe it’s true but she said it (in English).
Indeed, Richard, though their costs will increase hugely.
Being old enough dimly to remember pre EU days but to remember pre single market days vividly it's all quite nostalgic though not necessarily in a way I would have chosen.
I'd be a bit surprised, but we shall see. There's some interesting though disheartening stuff on the Jancis Robinson site. Certainly by no means the worst disaster that Brexit will bring, however.he bigger EU merchants will set up VAT payment schemes and begin exporting in the next few months (or at least that is what they say they are doing) and prices will still be cheaper than here for the wines.