A Message to all our European Mini Friends
Although the UK has now officially left the EU, and whilst the last few months may have created you concern on how it will affect you getting hold of those all important Mini parts, we are pleased to tell you that there is nothing to worry about and it is business as usual, just with a few changes.
Mini Sport have been shipping Mini parts to our friends around the world for over 50 years, so you can sure that our despatch departments are very experienced in sending parts however big or small to wherever they are required.
The changes for trade between the EU and the UK are really quite small, most if it is done for you by ourselves and our carriers.
EU Registered Business (ie with a VAT No)
Thank you for your support over the years and we look forward to working with you, as we start this new era in UK relations with all our friends in the EU.
From 1st January 2021, there will be a change in the way we handle orders for you.
As a valued EU customer, we have summarised the information in three simple steps below:
1. Ordering From Our Website:
All prices on our website will now be displayed as a gross amount (excluding tax) for all customers outside the UK.
All EU individuals and businesses will pay 0% VAT on our website.
2. Invoicing And Order Confirmations:
All invoices from us will show no VAT element in the subtotal since no VAT will be paid. The shipping costs shown on your invoice will not contain any additional import fees.
3. Delivery And EU Vat (Important):
All parts on our website are delivered direct to your door from the UK, a commercial invoice and customs declaration will be included with your parcel.
The courier responsible for your order will contact you at the point of import to your country to collect a VAT charge, which is calculated at your local VAT rate – NOT the 20% VAT rate of the UK. The VAT charge is remitted to your local VAT authority by the courier, and EU VAT Registered businesses can claim this amount in their annual tax return.
You will receive these payment requests in the same way you currently receive tracking updates from your courier – the process is quite smooth and hassle-free.
Once any outstanding charges are collected, the shipment will progress as normal and this will be reflected in your tracking history.
If the charges are not paid, the parcel will return to us and the customer will be liable for any Customs Penalties that we receive, so we ask that all customers understand the new process before placing an order.