UK based company - dropshipping from China

Discussion in 'International Business' started by Tomhunventure, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. Tomhunventure

    Tomhunventure UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi everyone,
    This is Tom. I've a UK based business.
    I'm new on the market, and I don't want to be VAT registered voluntarily, so I'm wondering, how is it possible to manage "dropshipping from China all around the world (mainly UK and USA)" process (without VAT registration)
    Is it possible without VAT registration at all ?
     
    Posted: Jul 19, 2019 By: Tomhunventure Member since: Jul 19, 2019
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  2. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Yes.
    Until you start hitting thresholds. Different countries have different distance selling thresholds in Europe.
     
    Posted: Jul 19, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  3. Tomhunventure

    Tomhunventure UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    You mean to hit the VAT registration threshold? in UK based business case it is 80 000 pounds/year .
     
    Posted: Jul 19, 2019 By: Tomhunventure Member since: Jul 19, 2019
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  4. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Selling in the UK you may find buyers from other countries purchasing too.

    Watch out for returns and refusal of delivery.
     
    Posted: Jul 19, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  5. MarkHenry19

    MarkHenry19 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Helpful thread! I was searching for the same information. Thanks a lot.
     
    Posted: Jul 20, 2019 By: MarkHenry19 Member since: Jul 13, 2019
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  6. CHUKTC

    CHUKTC UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    If you are shipping in any volume to the UK you will require an EORI number. Its free and you can apply to HMRC to get it https://www.gov.uk/eori but there is a catch - you need to register for VAT so contrary to the above advice I think you will find you do need to register for VAT
     
    Posted: Jul 26, 2019 By: CHUKTC Member since: Jan 2, 2019
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  7. Tom Gardner

    Tom Gardner UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Posted: Jul 26, 2019 By: Tom Gardner Member since: Dec 9, 2017
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  8. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Is that a new thing?

    I have an EORI have used multiple times for importing stuff. Without needing to register personally to charge myself vat.
     
    Posted: Jul 26, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  9. Tom Gardner

    Tom Gardner UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    There has always been the facility, in the UK, for non-VAT registered businesses to import and Export
     
    Posted: Jul 28, 2019 By: Tom Gardner Member since: Dec 9, 2017
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  10. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Yes that was the impression I had from own experience but been a while since imported using it.
     
    Posted: Jul 28, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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