Shipping to the UK Post-Brexit

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From our friends at Passport: Merchants are now the responsible party for paying and collecting Value-Added Tax (VAT) for orders under £135. It is still possible to ship with a Postal Carrier, however it is no longer a Delivered Duty Unpaid (DDU) service. VAT payments are now the responsibility and presumed paid by the seller of record. 

The full background can be found in this Whiplash blog post.


Type and value of goods Customs Duty
Non-excise goods worth £135 or less No charge


What needs to change in Whiplash?

As soon as possible, all Customers shipping to the UK from the United States or Canada should apply for a VAT Number. VAT settings can be managed from your Preferences.

Businesses moving goods between the UK and EU require an EORI number from both the UK and EU following Brexit.

Collecting Tax in the Shopping Cart

You can collect DDP tax for orders directly in your eCommerce software.


In Shopify

You can follow these instructions from Shopify to add regional tax overrides.




Related Questions:

Who is responsible for VAT payments?

How can I manage my VAT settings?

Can I still ship with a Postal Carrier?