The UK has now left
the EU and this has and will result in many unforeseen problems. Our
government in the UK has changed the way goods can be imported in a
very negative way. see below from a Dutch company.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to send parcels to the UK from mid
December 2020 onward. Quite apart from uncertainty due to Brexit surrounding
the shipping cost, taxation etc. after that time, there is also a problem
caused by the British government deciding to impose a unique taxation
regime which will require every company in the world in every country
in the world outside the UK which exports to the UK to apply and collect
British taxes on behalf of the British government. For providing this
service they intend to charge a fee to every company in the world in
every country in the world which exports to the UK. Clearly this is
ludicrous for one country, but imagine if every country in the world
had the same idea. If every country decided to behave in the same way
then we would have to pay 195 fees every year, keep up with the changes
in taxation law for 195 different countries, keep accounts on behalf
of 195 different countries and submit payments to 195 tax offices in
195 different countries, and jump through whatever hoops were required
to prove that we were doing all of this honestly and without any error.
Therefore from mid December 2020 onward we ship to every country in
the world... except the UK.
We have many customers within the UK and would like to be able to trade
with them. Not being able to send parcels to the UK does not work in
any way in our favour and it is not what we wanted. We are forced by
British policy to stop dealing with British customers. If you're angry
about this, and you may well be so, please contact your elected representative
in the UK.
UK Government website