Brexit - What it Means and What is Going to Change
Last Updated: January 2021
With a last minute deal between the E.U. and the U.K having been finalised and enacted, as of the 1st January 2021, we are now trading on new terms and for the first time in a long time, we are no longer a part of the single market. At the moment we are still trying to digest the full implications of what this means, so this page will be updated as more becomes clear at a practical and experiential level.
Please note that this page is for our lovely customers in the E.U. and does not apply to orders going outside of the E.U.
An immediate change is that VAT will no longer be applicable on orders that we send to the E.U. So for all E.U. customers you will find that when you log into your account, you will see the VAT free price in your shopping carts. However, you will be charged VAT by your local customs officials when your parcel enters your country. The VAT applied to your order will be at your countries nationally set rate. However we have been advised that until the 31st July VAT on orders for under €22 will be waived.
- Zero rated by us on your invoice
- VAT will charged on import by your local customs authorities and will be payable before your local postal service will deliver your parcel.
- VAT on orders under €22 should be waived until the 31 July.
No Additional Tariffs
The new trade deal allows for tariff free trade between the E.U. and the U.K. where the items ordered are of British origin. All of our Essences are handmade by ourselves here in the U.K. and so there should be no trade tariff charges on your delivery.
You may find that delivery times are just slightly longer than they have been due to the fact that your parcel will now need to clear your local customs authorities before delivery. We clearly label all of our shipments to help to faciliate a quick and easy customs clearance and we have long experience of sending parcels all around the world and dealing with various customs issues, so we are not expecting any problems.
We have been advised to be patient as all of this should sort itself out eventually, but it may take some time.