European Union Import One Stop Shopping for Customs/VAT (IOSS)
Attention all European Union (EU) Customers:
Effective October 18, 2021 --
The European Union (EU) recently changed how it handles VAT and import customs costs collections. Now, all shipments delivered to any European Union country must pay Value-Added Tax (VAT) on ALL packages with total contents valued under €150. Previously, there were no customs charges for lower priced packages delivered to the European Union.
Therefore, to provide convenience and savings for our EU customers, we now participate in IOSS (Import-One-Stop-Shopping) for orders to all EU countries that are valued at under €150. Now, the customer pays VAT at the time of order, and VAT is not charged upon delivery. IOSS definitely decreases import costs/fees paid by recipients in most EU countries, and is said to increase speed of delivery and processing through customs.
What does this mean for our EU customers?
In the past, European customers were charged various fees, tariffs, VAT/customs charges when they accept the package in their country (within the EU). Under the new EU practice of IOSS (Import-One-Stop-Shopping), we are set up to charge you the VAT charges AT THE TIME OF ORDER, so no payment of fees etc. will be required upon acceptance of the package at delivery. This will definitely be a savings for most European Union countries.
So...during check out on our web store, the VAT will be calculated within our store cart, and paid as part of your order completion.
We handle the payment of any VAT to the EU agency.
This means: NO FURTHER VAT OR CUSTOMS will be required when you receive the package.
To learn more about this new EU VAT Policy, please see europa.eu page here:
Please also be sure to read our full FAQs for international customers before ordering, HERE.
Handy Tools for International Customers: