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Brexit: Import VAT and duties

As of January 1st 2021 the UK has left the EU and single market. At ChromeBurner we value our British customers greatly and want to make sure they are well informed on this subject and the effects on buying goods from us here in the EU.

You may or may not have noticed already, but the prices displayed on our UK website ( are 21% lower than on our other European websites. This is because we can now sell without Dutch VAT to the UK (apart from Northern Ireland). During checkout you can verify that we do not charge sales tax on orders to the UK.

Import VAT and duties
As we ship under DAP incoterms, the receiver may be liable for their country's import VAT and duties. The VAT rate in the UK is 20%. The amount of duties differs per shipment but is usually "just a few Pounds". If there are import charges to be paid, the courier will contact you either via text message, e-mail or send you a letter to complete the payment.

Zero-rate VAT for helmets
Luckily, it's not all bad news! Motorcycle helmets are exempt from VAT in the UK as per VAT Notice 701/23, and as such you will NOT have to pay import VAT for motorcycle helmets purchased from us. Simply put: helmets can be purchased tax-free from us and should be noticeably cheaper than in the UK.

Rejected parcels
Any parcels rejected by our customers at the port of entry will be returned to ChromeBurner. Any charges related to returning the parcel back to ChromeBurner will be deducted from the customer refund.

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