BREXIT Update June 2021
Delivery times are now much more predictable and we are experiencing fewer and fewer cases of delayed deliveries. However, the issue surrounding import charges still remains.
The EU has announced that there will no longer but a lower threshold for orders being imported to EU customers. This means all orders will be subject to taxes and charges from the 1st July 2021.
Due to the complexity and disorganisation of the EU in introducing this system, we will not be able to offer any further assistance for these charges and we can confirm that they will occur for all orders coming into the EU. It also means that premium delivery will no longer be available in some regions of the EU. We apologies to all our EU customers, but it’s just too complicated for us to facilitate.
All orders processing: We still happily and regularly ship internationally.
UK Postage: UK post remains unchanged.
Non EU International postage: Remains unchanged.
EU Postage: Due to new EU rules, to take effect on the 1st July 2021, all EU customers should expect to pay import charges, taxes and fees on top of payment made on our website. These fees will be requested from your regional delivery company at the time the parcel arrives in your country.
EU Postage: Due to new EU rules, to take effect on the 1st July 2021, we can no longer offer premium shipping to the following countries:
Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Finland, Portugal, Sweden, Poland, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece
BREXIT Update April 2021
Delivery times are starting to become more predictable and we are experiencing fewer and fewer cases of delayed deliveries. However, the issue surrounding import charges still remains. We now know that EU orders under €50 are exempt from import charges and under €100, where charged, the fees are minimal. We are also noting that business customers in the Republic of Ireland are now required to provide us with an EORI number when purchasing. If you are unsure or do not have an EORI number, please use a residential delivery address to avoid this complication.
BREXIT January 2021
Now that the UK has left the EU, we are experiencing increased import and export times as well as, in some cases, import charges. We have been working to minimise delays by shipping international orders as quickly as possible and by constantly revising our International postage and courier service providers.
While we are still honoured and thrilled to be working with our International friends, there is very little we can do to prevent Import Taxes at this time. While we are hoping that a more conclusive and concrete pattern to these taxes and charges emerges over time – given the infancy of Brexit – the dust is still settling and charges are seeming rare but unpredictable.
About Import Taxes
When a parcel is delivered to a country outside of the UK, it may be subject to import taxes (including customs duties and fees – eg handling fees) by the recipient country. This may now occur in countries that may have previously not needed to pay charges.
Import taxes and charges are typically due once the parcel lands in the destination country and is sorted into the domestic delivery system. Often the recipient will be notified of the amount due upon delivery or just before delivery.
It remains the buyers’ responsibility to pay for the imported items, and while Build Me Mini will always do our best to ensure this doesn’t happen – often it is outside of our control. The specific charges are impossible to calculate before they are charged as each country has different import and tax laws as well as varying processing fees.
We regret that there isn’t anything more we can do at this stage, although we are monitoring the situation carefully and adapting our International postage and courier service providers accordingly as information presents itself.
In the meantime, we apologise for any delays and for the rare cases where International taxes and charges become due.