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22. February

On the 1st of January 2021 it became mandatory to be VAT registered in the UK when delivering goods with a sales value ≥ 135 GBP

If your customers order exceeds GBP 135, you can let the customer settle the customs and VAT independently, which, however, can be a costly affair for either you or the customer. As of 2021, it is no longer possible to us the simplified customs clearance procedure.

In addition, a certificate of origin is required if you want to use the option of 0 % in customs duties on goods origination within the EU, cf. The trade agreement.

In Great Britain there has been a number of beginner difficulties, with the habituation to the new conditions followed by Brexit.

There has been a tendency for some goods to go through without control at certain border crossings and full control at others. This phase seems to have been phased out. In addition, it has been difficult. For many customs agents to find their way into the new rules and requirements.

From 1st of January 2022, fines may be issued if the customs clearance is not filled out correctly.

Therefore, if you are liable for VAT in the Great Britain, your company should have a VAT registration in place, and avoid unforeseen costs and challenges in relation to incorrect handling of VAT and customs duties in Great Britain.