Buying from Eurospares after Brexit

This is a quick overview of what you need to know in relation to Brexit and buying from Eurospares after 1st January 2021.

Countries outside the EU

Just carry on as usual, nothing has materially changed!

The UK has already agreed many bilateral trade agreements with a lot of non-EU countries meaning that (depending on where you are) you could be eligible for preferential import rates.

A list of countries and the agreements can be found here and the good news is that you don't have to do anything extra to get them!

The Eurospares staff will ensure that the correct paperwork and declarations are provided so that if there is a preferential rate available, you will get it.

Countries within the EU

Good news! UK VAT at 20% will no longer be applied to your purchase and parts which originate in the UK / EU (99% of parts we supply) can claim preferential rates of duty at 0% meaning there is no import duty to pay either!

The only additional charges you’ll pay is your country’s VAT (and potentially a small handling fee by the courier depending on who they are - further details are below).

Please don’t worry though, this is very simple and all handled by the courier delivering your goods and as before, EU business with a valid VAT number will be able to claim this back.

Other than the VAT (and the potential courier handling fee) there should be no other taxes to pay. Import duty is covered by the preferential rate at 0% so this will not be charged.

If you have any further questions then please don't hesitate to contact our offices.

Additional Courier Charges

DHL and FedEx may charge a small advancement fee for paying the import VAT upfront on your behalf. This can be avoided though if you you're a business and we have your VAT number or if you're a private individual and you have (or set up) a credit card account with the courier.

This will allow the VAT on your import to be postponed in the case you have a VAT number or charged directly to your credit card so that the courier doesn't have to pay it on your behalf (which they charge the surcharge for).

Each country is different but the average charge is circa €15 or 2.5% of the value of the VAT they are paying on your behalf (whichever is greater).

Therefore, to avoid this charge, we would suggest that when you receive notification that your goods have been despatched, you contact the courier and set up a credit card account so that you can pay the VAT directly.

You only need to do this once and it will avoid additional fees charged by the courier and also speed up the delivery process.

If you need any further details then please get in contact with you are we are more than happy to help.

DHL Advancement Fees

Country Currency Customs Clearance Charge
AUSTRIA EUR 15EUR or 3% of the advanced amount, if higher
BELGIUM EUR 14.5EUR or 2.75% of the credit advanced, if higher
BULGARIA BGN 20BGN or 2% of the credit advanced, if higher
CROATIA HRK 75HRK or 2% of the advanced amount, if higher 
CYPRUS EUR 8EUR or 2% of the advanced amount, if higher
CZECH REPUBLIC CZK 300CZK or 2% of the advanced amount, if higher 
DENMARK DKK 100DKK or 2% of the advanced amount, if higher
ESTONIA EUR 10EUR or 2% of the advanced amount, if higher
FINLAND EUR 5% of duties and taxes, minimum 20EUR /shipment
FRANCE EUR 14.60EUR or 2.55% of the advanced amount, if higher
GERMANY EUR 12.5EUR or 2% of the advanced amount, if higher
GREECE EUR N/A
HUNGARY HUF 5990HUF or 2.5% of the advanced amount, if higher
IRELAND, REPUBLIC OF EUR 14.50EUR or 2.5% of the advanced amount, if higher
ITALY EUR 13.50EUR or 2% of the credit advanced, if higher
LATVIA EUR 10EUR or 2% of the credit advanced, if higher
LITHUANIA EUR 14EUR or 2% of funds, if higher
LUXEMBOURG EUR 12.50EUR or 3% of the advanced amount, if higher
MALTA EUR 10.17EUR or 2% of the advanced amount, if higher
NETHERLANDS, THE EUR 14.50EUR or 2% of the advanced amount, if higher
POLAND PLN 69PLN or 2.5% of the credit advanced, if higher
PORTUGAL EUR Minimum charge of 30.30EUR, then increases when customs
value above 200EUR
ROMANIA RON 84RON or 2% of the credit advanced, if higher
SLOVAKIA EUR 13.50EUR or 2% of the advanced amount, if higher
SLOVENIA EUR 20.74EUR or 2% of the advanced amount, if higher
SPAIN EUR 10.00EUR or 2% of the credit advanced, if higher
SWEDEN SEK Minimum 50 or 100 SEK
Duties and/or taxes less than 300 SEK = 50 SEK in service
charge, between 300 3,333 SEK = 100 SEK in service charge,
more than 3,333 SEK = 3% of funds advanced