Brexit: What this means for your colorFabb orders
-Companies NEED to provide their EORI and VAT number
Due to the current uncertainties and adjustments around Brexit shipments may be delayed significantly. Due to requirement of extra paperwork for all UK-bound shipments, and the time it takes to update software of DHL, governments and third parties further delays are to be expected. We do everything we can to ship as soon as possible.
Please note: Companies NEED to provide their EORI and VAT number
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What's going on?
To state what is already widely known: As of January 1st 2021 the UK has left the EU common market and with that the free trade of goods between the UK and mainland EU countries have ceased.
Ordering with colorFabb, and with other companies from the EU, will not be as hassle-free as it used to be. Shipping costs will be added to UK orders.
We have been in close contact with DHL, our main forwarder for parcels, about the current situation. Note that there is still a lot of uncertainty around the entire Brexit process, shipping, import duties and procedures to be followed and we doubt this will be cleared up in the weeks to come.
What will change for you?
Next to changes to Customs procedures, changes to UK VAT regulations will be introduced on 1 January 2021. This regulatory change is not part of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, and applies to shipments being imported into the UK from any country worldwide. This means that most shipments valued at more than £135 will attract VAT on importation from any country, including the EU.
Due to the extra paperwork involved with shipping, expect longer lead times from the moment we ship until your parcel arrives. Since January 2021 we have limited the shipping options and also the shipping costs have increased as well for the service available, DHL Express.
What will change very, very soon?
Please also read this article from the Guardian about all the the import charges UK customers have to pay:
The import charges uk customers have to pay
At colorFabb we regret that these steps are necessary but given all the uncertainties we find that they have to be taken.
We will keep you updated regarding the progress about the steps we take and follow the news and updates from DHL closely.