Proof of Export for Customer Collecting in Person

Discussion in 'International Business' started by Tom Allitt, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. Tom Allitt

    Tom Allitt UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I am hoping someone can offer some advice. I have a new customer in Holland who has ordered some items from me. On discovering the cost of shipping they have decided to come over to the UK spend a few days here, collect the goods and take them back to Holland with them. They are a VAT registered business with a Dutch VAT Reg number. They have asked if I can zero rate the goods as they are vat registered. The problem is I have no idea what proof of export is sufficient in this case. Is there something the customer can do on leaving the country, for example get a signed document from customs? I was thinking I charge VAT and once sufficient evidence has been presented I refund that. However I am struggling to establish how the customer produces sufficient evidence that the goods have left the country.

    Any help would be much appreciated.
    Posted: Nov 14, 2018 By: Tom Allitt Member since: Nov 14, 2018

    MY OFFICE IN CHINA UKBF Big Shot Full Member

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    Charge him VAT and let him claim it back at the border, when he leaves UK.

    Most UK air/sea ports have a VAT Reclaim office.

    Make sure everything is clearly documented, labelled and priced.
    Posted: Nov 15, 2018 By: MY OFFICE IN CHINA Member since: Nov 16, 2011