As a result of Brexit, from 1 January 2021, all companies need a VAT Number and an Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) Number in order to send physical goods to and from the United Kingdom to EU Countries and some other countries in the rest of the World.
If you have a VAT Number and an EORI Number your customer should not need to pay a customs fee, or pay a much smaller fee (depending on which country).
If you purchase an IMRF Paperback Book from the IMRF Bookshop, we provide our EORI Number to the Courier when we post your book(s) to your shipping address. Please make sure that your shipping address is not a postbox address.
Depending to which country the book order is send, you should not have to pay the customs fee, or pay a much smaller fee, when your country's customs sees our EORI Number on the Courier paperwork.
For more information on how this works for each country, please see the chapter "For More Information" below, or Google online.
One does not need a VAT Number or an EORI Number if you are buying solely digital goods, like E-Books, E-Readers and Databases.
Please note that some countries still expect Customs Tax from you, as the customer, in spite of our EORI Number. Especially the American Countries. Please double check on your government's website about Customs Tax Fees before you order IMRF Paperback Books.
For More Information
The customs authority show you how to register for an EORI Number for free. Usually you should receive your EORI Number after a few days of registration.
If you still find it difficult to register for an EORI Number yourself, you could ask your Accountant and/or your Financial Department for help.