Checklist for Business Senders
Here’s a recap of everything your business needs to consider when sending goods to EU customers from the UK.
Check VAT Rates
Find out the VAT rate of the destination country in the EU.
Apply for an IOSS (Import-One-Stop-Shop) Number
- Register for the IOSS platform when shipping goods to EU customers worth less than £135/ €150.
- Ensure your IOSS number is included in the shipping documentation.
- Appoint an intermediary to handle tax compliance on your behalf in the EU.
Review Your Marketplace
Review your agreement with online marketplaces - make sure they will handle VAT for shipments worth less than £135/ €150. You can find eBay advice here, we will include advice from other marketplaces as they become available.
Apply for an EORI Number
Ensure you have an EORI number starting with ‘GB’ and/ or ‘XI’ where appropriate.
Enter the Correct Details on the Commercial Invoice
Make sure your Commercial Invoice is completed correctly and your goods are described accurately.
Find the Correct Tariff Codes
When classifying your goods using the Harmonised System (HS/ Tariff / Commodity), select the most descriptive HS code possible.