[Last Updated: 11th Jan 2021]
As of January 6th, 2021 ALL our international couriers have resumed full shipping from the UK to all EU countries.
We will continue to ship Riflescopes, Night Vision & Thermal gear, Binoculars, Scope Mounts, and Accessories to our customers in the EU quickly, at a fair price with no or minimal import duties.
SAVE 20% UK VAT
When you checkout and select a delivery country in the EU the 20% UK VAT is automatically deducted from your order total.
There is no need for VAT refunds this is done automatically.
How Will Delivery Work From Optics Warehouse to our EU Customers?
The process of getting your order to you will be as follows:
1. We will despatch your order as normal, and complete ALL the required customs forms electronically. You will not have to do anything extra.
2. You will receive tracking information via e-mail that will allow you to track the order to your door. When your order arrives in the destination country you will have to pay your country-specific VAT and any import duty.
The courier will contact you via text or e-mail with instructions on how to do this. The process is very quick and your order will be delivered to you as soon as your country-specific VAT is paid.
VAT and Import Fees
Applicable shipping is displayed during checkout. Please note there is no option to pay duties upfront. You will have to pay the VAT and any duties directly.
The courier delivering your order, or customs from your country, will contact you with instructions on how to make the payments. It's quick and simple.
In most cases, the VAT will be roughly equivalent to the UK VAT that we automatically deduct from your order. UK VAT is 20% and most EU countries are between 20% and 23%. For more information on VAT rates, seek guidance from your Government website.
Import duties are slightly more complicated and, based on the EU / UK trade deal, are based on the country of origin of the goods you purchase. For goods manufactured in the UK or EU, you will pay no import duty. For goods made outside the EU / UK you may pay additional import duty. For more information on import duties, seek guidance from your Government website.
We have no control over local country-specific VAT or import duties.
Will there be any delivery delays to the EU?
Due to additional requirements by local customs authorities for deliveries to the EU from 1 January 2021, some deliveries may take slightly longer than usual.
Your delivery date at checkout and in Your Orders will provide our most accurate delivery date for an order. We will always contact you if we are informed of any order delays.
Are my items still covered by warranty after Brexit?
Yes, all warranties on orders from Optics Warehouse apply world-wide.
It does not matter where you live warranties are valid if you live in the UK, EU or outside the EU.
If you have any questions please do contact us on 01803 611 895 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org