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What is Brexit?

On 23rd June 2016, the UK had a referendum with the following question:

Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?"

Over 70% of registered voters took part in the referendum and nearly 52% voted in favour of leaving the European Union. As a consequence, the British government negotiated a new relationship with the European Union and on 31 January 2020, the UK's membership of the European Union ended.

How has Brexit affected orders on our website from the EU?

Before Brexit, when orders were placed on our website, the amount charged included VAT. However, since Brexit, VAT is no longer paid at the time of purchase ie. when the order is placed on our website. Instead, the VAT must be paid in the country of destination before delivery can take place.

Also, in some cases there may be additional customs charges based on the country of origin of the goods that are being shipped. To avoid additional charges, a product must be either wholly manufactured in the UK or the EU – so entirely made in the UK or EU – or substantially transformed in such a way that value is added. If this is not the case then additional duties maybe applicable.

If you are based in the European Union, to determine whether additional charges are applicable, you can enter the HS code of the product in question and the country of origin of that product into this EU website: TARIC Consultation (

Our assessment is that the majority of the products we sell are not subject to additional duty. This includes Heat Transfer Paper, Heat Transfer Vinyl and Adhesive Vinyl.

However, if you want to check with us before ordering please email us on