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Understanding Brexit's impact on e-commerce

As of 1 January 2021, companies exporting goods from and to the United Kingdom will be subject to new Brexit laws, tariffs, and taxes, with the UK departing the EU on 31 January 2020. 

The only way to stop stocks from being blocked by customs, disappointed buyers, and fines from the UK or EU tax authorities are to be prepared now. More intelligentmodernisengland, Wales and Scotland will be third countries (referred to as Great Britain or' GB'). Ireland would have a post-Brexit dual-status, i.e., part of the customs territory, but still part of the EU VAT single market. 

By reinstating the EU-GB customs border and implementing new VAT regulations for products imported into the United Kingdom, Brexit would directly affect merchants selling from and to the United Kingdom. 

The following modifications will take place for goods imported to the UK from outside the UK:

Merchants need to collect VAT on orders below £ 135 delivered to the UK. If, however, you are a retailer using an Online Marketplace(OMP) to supply UK consumers with imported products with a value below £ 135, the VAT liability would be transferred to the OMP. 

Every fifth, merchants must file for and remit VAT to HM Revenue & Customs(HMRC). 

Note: Duty and import VAT will be subject to orders above £ 135. 

For goods shipped to the EU from the UK EU between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2021, the following amendments will take effect:

Merchants cannot collect VAT on orders delivered to the EU from the United Kingdom, given that EU consumer imports them. 

Buyers must pay any relevant import VAT and duties on orders delivered from the United Kingdom to the EU. 

For all orders being delivered to the EU, customs documents are required.



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