I purchase vintage bicycle frames, from mostly within Europe. They are purchased and the tax when required, accounted for.
I then recondition these, by repairing any, that require it. I then prepare them for paint. The first elements of renovation, are pretty clear -
I have found that, some of the bicycle paint facilities, within the UK, are not always skilled enough, with specific models of bicycle frames. So, the most obvious (and cost effective method) is to send them to paint facilities, in Italy, Netherlands or Belgium,.
I have yet to attempt this, due to the paperwork requirements, which I am somewhat confused by.
I am VAT registered and I also have EORI registration - but, I genuinely do not know, which way to look for help and guidance.
If, I buy frames in Italy, Belgium & the Netherlands, I pay the customs duty and tax as required. To then "export" the unfinished goods,
to the paint facility, and then return the finished goods back to the UK.
Any advice, would be most welcome.