The new UK VAT laws that came into force on January 1, 2021

The new UK VAT laws that came into force on January 1, 2021

The new UK VAT laws that came into force on January 1, 2021 apply to the sale of goods from non-EU merchants to UK customers. 

All orders above £135 (184 $US) will be shipped to our customers in UK as is via Expedite method of shipping (59.99 $US) by DHL courier. Upon arrival of the package the customer will need to pay VAT and/or other duties to courier or customs agency. 

We use DDU declaration process.

  • Delivered At Place (DAP). Also called delivered duty unpaid (DDU). This term indicates that the seller only takes responsibility for shipping the product, and requires the customer to pay any import costs, such as VAT, duties, and clearing fees. 


The UK VAT laws that came into force on January 1, 2021 result in new VAT requirements for sales greater than £135 (184 $US).

  • If the sale of goods is over £135 (184 $US), then you might not be required to collect VAT at the point of sale. In this case, VAT and duties are remitted by the importer. If you use registration-based taxes and have a UK VAT registration (We do not), then VAT will not be applied to your sales to customers in the UK. If you choose to, you can charge your customer for VAT and duties at the time of sale, and then provide these funds to the shipper or importer using a shipping label. Alternately, you can send the orders without charging VAT and duties, and your customer will pay extra funds at the time of delivery.

  • Under the new laws, the sale of goods equal to or less than £135 (184 $US) require you (seller) to register for VAT in the UK. In this case, VAT is collected at the point of sale and remitted by the merchant. If you use registration-based taxes and have a UK VAT registration, then VAT will be applied to your sales to customers in the UK. - We are currently working on that, so purchases lower than £135 (184 $US) are not possible at this time.