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Posted Thu, 23 Nov 2023 12:27:57 GMT by
Hi all, I need to buy some bulk goods from 1 EU state but do not have the storage for all of them in UK so will be shipping them to our sister site in another EU state for storage. When the goods are needed bit by bit we will be shipping them from our sister site to UK. What are the processes with this? Can I pay supplier for cost of goods and then import from our sister site paying VAT? goods are 0% duty FIY. Any help would be appriciated - Tom
Posted Fri, 24 Nov 2023 17:03:54 GMT by Customs oldtimer
Hi TWI If you are buying and storing goods in an EU country you may trigger a requirement to register for VAT in either the country of purchase or storage. As a non EU resident business there is a zero VAT registration threshold. Yes you can ship goods you already own but you must make sure you follow the customs valuation rules as there has not been a sale that caused the goods to be imported into the UK . Import VAT will be applicable when the goods are imported and declared to customs.
Posted Tue, 05 Dec 2023 10:20:04 GMT by HMRC Admin 8
We are unable to offer advice on the business model the trader can follow, but whenever the goods are imported into the UK there will be UK custom charges applicable as per tariff and customs declarations will be required. 
Thank you.

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