Beaconzone is based in the United Kingdom and is no longer in the European Economic Community (EEC). This has implications on the collection of VAT and delivery timescales.
The UK and EU have agreed a free trade agreement that means there’s 0% duty for goods into the EEC. There is no duty to pay.
We don’t charge VAT for EEC customers. This is seen in the shopping cart after you have registered.
VAT at your country’s rate is assessed and collected by the courier. If you are VAT registered, VAT can be reclaimed as input VAT in your accounts. We include your VAT number on the commercial invoice.
There’s a de-minimis limit in that no VAT is payable for goods less than €22. From July 2021, VAT is payable irrespective of the value of goods.
The courier assesses duty and VAT. If there’s an amount payable they also charge you a disbursement to process the payment. This varies from country to country and is typically 2.55% of the goods value with a minimum charge of €15. The courier will contact you to pay this charge and the VAT usually prior to the delivery of the shipment.
Covid, Brexit and the weather are currently causing delays for some packages. See UPS Service Alerts for the latest information.