Importing: Brexit implications

As a result of Brexit, the free movement of goods between the UK and EU no longer exists. UK and EU retailers can still purchase goods from brands in the EU and UK respectively but will need to import those goods. As such, products imported into your country will be subjected to customs clearance, duties and taxes. The final cost of duties and taxes is determined by customs authorities upon importation.

Please find below some important information related to importation of goods.

Customs:

Products imported into the EU or the UK are subject to customs review at the port of entry and may be subject to duties and taxes. Due to a lack of visibility on the customs duties to be paid, Ankorstore has decided to cover the cost of these duties by issuing a voucher. Please note that this is a limited-time offer (until the 30th of October). You can find more information here.

EORI Numbers:

The Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) number is used as an identification number in all customs procedures - it tells the customs authorities what you are importing. EORI number is not required to complete the checkout process on Ankorstore but having one helps prevent any potential delays during the customs clearance process. Please ensure that you reach out to the brand via your personal space to share this information to ensure efficient shipping.

How to apply for an EORI number? In the EU, you can request an EORI number from the customs authorities of the EU country where your business is established. You can find more information here. In the UK, you can apply for an EORI number by filling out an application here. The application is free and usually takes a few minutes to complete. Please find more information here.

Importer responsibility:

Retailers on Ankorstore are responsible for the regulatory compliance of the products they import into their countries. Please note that Ankorstore bears no responsibility for any additional taxes, duties, clearance and compliance processes, or brokerage applicable as a result of importation.

Delivery time:

Checks at the border, although not frequent, can happen and this may impact the delivery time.