Shipping to EU States Update

Posted by Yachtbits Blogger 29/12/2020 1 Comment(s)

On the 1st Jan 2021 the transition period ended and the UK will start a new relationship with the EU. 


The following explains how we will continue to supply goods to our customers located within the EU.


VAT and Minimum Order Value


All Orders Shipped to the EU will now be supplied Excluding 20% UK sales tax known as VAT.
It doesn’t matter where you are resident, UK or EU this applies to all orders shipped from us in the UK to all EU countries after the 1st Jan.

However, when the goods arrive in the EU delivery country the courier will charge you the relevant rate of VAT in YOUR country plus a small Euro surcharge of between 10 - 15 Euro's depending on the value of the order and destination country.


In order for us to ship excluding your local VAT, we have to impose a Minimum Order Value of £135 (Euro150). 


What about Duty and Tariffs?


A Free trade agreement has now been reached between the UK and the EU. This means there will be No Duty or Tariffs on the goods we ship to any country within the EU.

UK Orders

All orders shipped from us to all parts of the UK including Northern Ireland will be shipped with UK VAT exactly the same as now.

Customers in Northern Ireland can be assured we have all the procedures and paperwork in place to comply with the Northern Ireland protocol, so your order will move freely without delay.




The coronavirus pandemic is having an impact on road haulage between the UK and mainland EU. Final deliveries within EU states are also being impacted. Please anticipate some delay in delivery times.

However, if you have a specific requirement and you would like an express air freight quote, please submit your requirements via the contact page and we will provide a custom shipping quote.


EU Standard VAT Rates as of January 2021



Jurisdiction Rate (Standard)
Austria 20%
Belgium 21%
Bulgaria 20%
Cyprus 19%
 ∟  Akrotiri and Dhekelia 19%
Czech Republic 21%
Croatia 25%
Denmark 25%
Estonia 20%
Finland 24%
France and Monaco 20%
Germany 19%
Greece 24%
Hungary 27%
Ireland 21% (until 28 Feb 2021, then 23%)
Italy 22%
Latvia 21%
Lithuania 21%
Luxembourg 17%
Malta 18%
Netherlands 21%
Poland 23%
Portugal 23%
 ∟  Azores 18%
 ∟  Madeira" 22%
Romania 19%
Slovakia 20%
Slovenia 22%
Spain 21%
Sweden 25%

1 Comment(s)

Harald Heggøy:
26/12/2021, 11:36:31 PM

Hello, what about Norway, do you not send there?

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