Exporting Alcohol to Asia?

Discussion in 'International Business' started by Bruce_M, Jan 14, 2021.

  1. Bruce_M

    Bruce_M UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    I have a small business selling luxury goods to clients in Asia.

    Some clients have asked for whiskey's, can I export this in the usual manner or does alcohol have to be handled differently?

    The spirits are UK duty paid and have UK duty stamps on the labels

    Can I claim VAT as usual with the spirits purchased in the UK?

    I've read about a "Spirit Duty" can I claim this when exporting?

    Thanks for all your help. There is really little information available for exporting alcohol
     
    Posted: Jan 14, 2021 By: Bruce_M Member since: Aug 1, 2008
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  2. Scalloway

    Scalloway UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Will you be buying your alcohol from a duty free warehouse in the UK?
     
    Posted: Jan 14, 2021 By: Scalloway Member since: Jun 6, 2010
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  3. Bruce_M

    Bruce_M UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    No, all the alcohol we get from our drinks suppliers are UK duty paid. Same as if buying from the supermarket.
     
    Posted: Jan 14, 2021 By: Bruce_M Member since: Aug 1, 2008
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  4. Scalloway

    Scalloway UKBF Legend Free Member

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    If you buy from a duty free warehouse for export you will get it free of both spirit duty and VAT if you can prove it is being exported.
     
    Posted: Jan 14, 2021 By: Scalloway Member since: Jun 6, 2010
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