Removal of the €22 import VAT exemption from 1 July 2021
New VAT rules for international Package to EU
Currently EU* and non-EU merchants selling goods online to EU consumers can import the goods into the EU, directly to the consumer, import VAT-free if the consignment of good(s) is valued at €22 or below. This ends 1 July 2021 and all imports will be subject to EU VAT. Sellers and facilitating marketplaces can collect import VAT on import consignments valued up to €150.
From July 1, 2021, VAT will be charged on all commercial goods imported into the EU, regardless of value.
We offers a brief overview of VAT rates across Europe in 2021.
*EU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
Please note that, under the terms of the EU-UK Joint Protocol, Northern Ireland will remain part of the EU VAT area for goods. This means that these new provisions will also apply to goods imported into Northern Ireland from the rest of the world.
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