BREXIT

As of the 1st January 2021 the UK left the EU bringing along many changes in which we import and export our products.

Import

Under the current agreement, our products that are imported have additional border charges and customs checks, this unfortunately means prices of products will be increased to cover additional costs. At Babez we understand the importance of keeping prices to a minimum, so every effort has been made to keep these as low as possible. With additional paperwork needed now at the borders it means deliveries of stock coming into the country are subject to unexpected delays. We therefore ask for your patience when waiting for any pre-ordered stock. Customers purchasing from us in England, Scotland and Wales should not see many other changes when purchasing from us.

Customers purchasing from Northern Ireland

Due to the nature of Northern Ireland’s border with Ireland it means although Northern Ireland is part of the UK there are some changes. Some couriers are charging ‘Border Fees’ once the goods leave England, these fees will be accounted for with an increase in shipping costs. Again, we will endeavor to keep this as low as possible. Transit times will be affected with no next day service on offer. All goods entering Northern Ireland will need to be declared when they arrive by yourselves. VAT charges will remain the same with no duties.

Customers purchasing from the EU

Now we have left the EU importing goods from the UK has now changed. Goods leaving the UK will now be subject to customs clearance. To reflect the additional paperwork needed, couriers will be charging a UK border clearance fee, to cover this fee the amount will be added to the overall shipping cost at checkout. We will endeavor to keep this to a minimal increase. With additional customs checks our transit times will be increased and deliveries will take longer than usual. This will be down to the courier and is unfortunately out of our hands. We will be offering the fastest and most cost-effective services we can. Our goods will be sent with commercial invoices for customs purposes. Once the goods arrive in the destination country they will be held by the courier until the corresponding VAT and import duties for the goods have been paid. Once these are paid the goods will be released. If you are unsure on how much you will need to pay, we have included some of our popular destinations below to help with this.

Orders placed below £135 will not be subject to duties but will be subject to VAT. Duties for clothing manufactured in China are estimated at 12%.

All customers in the EU must provide us with their EORI number for shipping. If you add this to the notes section of your account it will speed up the import process at your countries customs.

COUNTRY

VAT RATE

AUSTRIA

20

BELGIUM

21

BULGARIA

20

CROATIA

25

CYPRUS

19

CZECH REPUBLIC

21

DENMARK

25

ESTONIA

20

FINLAND

24

FRANCE

20

GERMANY

19

GREECE

24

HUNGARY

27

IRELAND

23

ICELAND

24

ITALY

22

LATVIA

21

LITHUANIA

21

LUXEMBOURG

18

MALTA

17

NETHERLANDS

21

POLAND

23

PORTUGAL

23

ROMANIA

19

SLOVAKIA

20

SLOVENIA

22

SPAIN

21

SWEDEN

25

SWITZERLAND

21

NORWAY

20

 

Please note it is the customers responsibility to pay the VAT and duties on their purchases. Goods held at customs over two working days without payment are subject to additional charges. Payment refusal of the VAT & duties can also lead to additional charges from the courier. Any goods ‘returned to sender’ due to payment refusal will also incur further charges. Any such charges will be reflected in any refunds given.