To our many customers who purchase from us in Europe, we would like to provide you with an update regarding the purchasing of products on our website and what impact the UK’s recent departure from the EU will have for you as a customer going forward.
At Midnight, on the 31st of December 2020, the UK left the European Union, meaning that the free trade of goods previously enjoyed would no longer to take place.
This means that any purchase placed on our website by a customer in Europe would constitute an importation of goods. Like with all international imports, additional documentation may need to be supplied, and duties paid.
From Linton Tweeds perspective, all European orders will have an invoice ‘attached’ when we ship using our couriers. All invoices have the correct tariff codes, our exporter number and other required documentation.
From our understanding, customers importing our fabrics will not have to pay any duties, but will be liable for VAT in their respective countries. There may also be additional fees for clearance. These additional charges will be collected by a clearing agent or the courier company. It is advisable that you find out what VAT charges and clearance fees will be in your respective country, just so that you are aware of additional costs involved prior to ordering fabric.
We understand that this new measure may be frustrating to our European customers, but we hope that you will continue to see the value in our product. As compensation for this inconvenience, we will freezing the prices of all our fabrics and products for the next year.
Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.