Important Info For European Shoppers |

New Brexit Rules

EU VAT & Customs Duties.

  • Customs clearance charges and fees may be payable on items/goods entering the destination country which now includes the EU from the UK.

  • These depend on the contents’ value. The Alternative Shark has no control over any of the charges applied to your goods by customs, and once your parcel has arrived at the customs facility in the destination country, the only way to have the parcel delivered is to pay any clearance charges. The parcel won’t be released until payment has been received. 
  • Items sent to the EU from England, Scotland and Wales are subject to VAT and duties in the EU. The value of goods thresholds are detailed below .

  • Items valued at under €22 will remain part of the Low Value Consignment Relief (LVCR) Scheme for items sent to the EU and are not subject to VAT or duties until 1 July 2021 (subject to further extension date to be set by the EU).

  • Commercial items/goods sent to the EU over €22 and below €150 may be taxed at the border and may incur a customs clearance/handling fee in the receiving country.

  • Commercial items/goods sent to the EU over €150 may attract VAT, customs duties and a clearance/handling fee

  • The customs authorities in the destination country and the customs thresholds in place determine if charges are due on imported goods.

  • The levels and thresholds of charges vary from country to country. The Alternative Shark unfortunately cannot advise on what these may be. Please contact the embassy or customs authority of the destination country for help, either directly or via their websites.