Yes, currently we expect that you need to pay additional custom duty on your purchase. Until today we were not able to find out the exact custom duty. Importing a complete bike into the EU means 14% custom duty. We expect the UK setting up a similar tariff.
From a trade union and customs point of view we need to treat our UK based customers as a “third state” since January 1st, 2021. Therefore, a UK customer doesn’t pay German VAT anymore. Communicated prices are not including VAT.
No. Important for our UK customers – although you do not have to pay the VAT when ordering the bike with us anymore, you must pay the import sales tax directly to the UK when we ship the bike to your home. VAT and import sales tax are probably equally expensive.
In addition, you also must pay UK customs duty when we ship the bike to your home in the UK. We expect this to be 14%.
We need a signed customs authorization form from you. With a copy of this document at hand, our logistics company can then carry out the customs clearance and shipping to you.
Import sales tax and customs will be paid by you directly to the UK tax authorities.
But do not worry – we will manage this process together. You will receive the template for the customs authorization form from us and a custom agent will get in touch with regarding payment options.
In case you are purchasing through your company you need to have an EORI number in place in order to get the VAT deducted.
Our logistic companies are currently working on implementing the new trading rules so that we can start shipping under the new Brexit guidelines as soon as possible. That means that although your bike might be boxed and ready to be shipped, we can´t get it to you right away, but we are working on a solution for you together with our logistic partners. Nevertheless, shipments to the UK should start in February 2021 again.
We can’t apologize enough for this annoying situation and although we are no politicians and not have been involved in all this drama, we can promise you one thing – we are riders, and we know the unsatisfying but also exciting feeling of waiting for a new bike. Please count on us, we will do our best to get you onto your trails on your brand new Propain.
Therefore, we have also set up a separate E-Mail account for you for all questions about Brexit and shipping to the UK under [email protected]