Brexit Information

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A lot of folks have inquired of us about customs and additional VAT charges post Brexit as we carry several UK based online stores on onsalenow.ie.

Most of our International merchants, have Irish based companies and ship from Ireland or where they are UK based - they have set up EU distribution hubs or they are shipping duty and taxes prepaid and thus there is no impact.

We have set out the impact where there is one per merchant below:

Summary
Merchant Shipped From Additional VAT / Custom Duties Shipping / Delivery Charges
Acer Ireland / EU NONE FREE Standard delivery - 3-4 working days. EXPRESS Delivery - 1-2 working days @ €14.99.
AllBeauty EU* NONE. Shipped duty and taxes prepaid. FREE Standard Delivery for orders over €60. €4.50 tracked delivery as standard.
Aosom.ie
UK
NONE. Shipped duty and taxes prepaid.
FREE Standard Delivery.
Armada Deals
UK
NONE. Shipped duty and taxes prepaid.
Shipping from €0.99c
Baker Ross
UK
NONE. Shipped duty and taxes prepaid. Shipping costs €5.99 for orders under €39.99 and €4.99 for orders over €40.
Beauty Expert EU* NONE FREE Standard Delivery on all orders. Tracked delivery available at additional cost.
Blank Canvass Cosmetics UK NONE. Shipped duty and taxes prepaid. Standard Delivery €4.95 and FREE for orders over €40.
Chemist Direct UK No VAT on orders under €22. Orders under €150 carry no additional custom charges. Standard Delivery from €4.95. Items requiring an Irish prescription and other restricted medicines cannot be shipped to Ireland and this will be flagged at checkout.
CotswoldOutdoor.ie UK NONE. Shipped duty and taxes prepaid. FREE Delivery on orders over €75, €8 otherwise.
Currys/PC World Ireland NONE FREE order and collect minutes later. FAST delivery from €5.95. For large household appliances, expect to pay €24.95.
eglobalcentral EU* NONE FREE Standard Delivery on all orders. Tracked delivery available at additional cost.
GoGroupie
EU/Ireland NONE, Shipped duty and taxes prepaid.
Delivery from €2.99.
IdealWorld UK NONE. Shipped duty and taxes prepaid. Approx €11 per package
IWOOT EU* NONE €3.25 Standard Delivery on all orders.
Komplett EU/ Holland NONE Standard delivery charge of €9.95 for all orders under €400.00. For orders over €400.00 a discount shipping rate of €3.95 applies. Shipping is via DHL with standard lead-time of 3-4 business days.
Look Fantastic EU* NONE Standard Delivery is €1/€1.20. Tracked delivery available at additional cost.
Mankind EU* NONE FREE Standard Delivery on all orders. Tracked delivery available at additional cost.
Price Right Home
UK
NONE. Shipped duty and taxes prepaid.
Delivery based on weight and is calculated at checkout.
PrettyLittleThing UK NONE. Shipped duty and taxes prepaid. FREE Standard Delivery. PrettyLittleThing Unlimited Express Delivery costs €9.99 and is valid for a 12 month Shipping / Delivery Charges.
Samsung EU/Ireland NONE FREE Delivery on most items. Next Day Delivery available on most items.

 

*the majority of products are shipped from merchant's EU hub; where shipped from UK, merchant will cover any additional costs - merchant guarantees no additional cost to customer. UK VAT may be charged at checkout. Differential paid by merchant on customer's behalf.

Custom Duties

For those merchants that continue to ship from the U.K. - the first thing to remember is that any product under the value of €150 is not subject to any additional custom duties. That's a great many products!
For items greater than €150 in value, import duties may be payable depending on the class of product; however many products do not attract custom duties and any product manufactured in the U.K (more than 50%) is not subject to additional customs duty due to the Free Trade agreement between the EU and the U.K.

VAT

Packages under €22

From January 2021 to July 2021, if the value of your package delivered from the UK to Ireland is less than €22 (including delivery charges) - then it will be exempt from Irish import VAT and you may see reductions at the checkout - i.e. no UK VAT or Irish VAT payable which would Additional VAT / Custom Duties to a 20% saving. That said many UK sites will not pass on this saving (up to €4.40) to counterbalance the 1% charge (difference in VAT rates between Ireland and UK) for products above €22 which several of them are absorbing - see above.

Packages over €22

For merchants who continue to ship from the U.K., they have two options - they can export it to Ireland VAT free as Irish customers should not pay UK VAT as it is an export and thus customers should see a reduction in VAT at the checkout OR they can charge the Irish VAT rate (of 21%) i.e. an additional 1% charge versus the UK VAT rate (of 20%) at the checkout. For the merchants included on onsalenow.ie, all those we have surveyed so far have said they will settle the difference in VAT rates (1%) with their couriers and EU/Irish customers will not be impacted or charged. 

Where the retailer exports to Ireland VAT free, you will need to settle the VAT due with An Post or the courier company (DHL, Fedex, UPS, DPD etc.) at delivery. Delivery companies will charge a processing fee to do so (€10 with An Post).  Thus our advice is that you should only order from UK retailers where it is clear they are collecting the EU/Ireland VAT as per the table set out above.