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VAT in the UK

Unfortunately the UK is now requiring on-line merchants to collect VAT on for orders shipped to the UK.  This includes EU based merchants.
As of 1 January 2021, overseas dealer (located outside the UK) are now required by HMRC to collect 20%  VAT on any purchases under £135 shipped to the UK.  We are then required to remit VAT collections to HMRC.  We are not required to collect VAT on orders over £135.  In order to do this overseas vendors are required to register with HMRC for a VAT account. We have tried to register with the UK, but unfortunately the process has proved too difficult and time consuming.  HMRC is not making it easy for small businesses to fulfill their requirements.  
Because of this, we will only ship orders over 150 € to the UK. 
There may be other vendors in the USA and other countries that are not familiar with these new rules and therefore are not following them, but there are risks involved including being banned from importing into the UK.  I’m sorry, but this is the situation we find ourselves in.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.