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Vat explained

Vat explained


VAT-free sales

We deliver worldwide and offer VAT-free sales to qualifying customers. The following information defines the pre-requisite criteria for a sale to be VAT-free:

UK sales

VAT is chargeable on all UK sales irrespective of the payment method unless the goods provided are being used for medical research purposes and the customer provides a valid exemption certificate prior to the point of sale. UK customers who are registered for VAT are able to reclaim 100% of the VAT charged through their VAT return process.

EU sales

VAT is not charged on EU sales to Non-UK based EU customers who are registered for VAT and provide a valid VAT registration number at the point of sale. This can be done on-line during the checkout process or by updating your CVP account profile.

The following countries are within the EU for VAT purposes:

Austria (including Jungholtz and Mittelberg) AT
Italy (including Sardinia) IT
Belgium BE
Latvia LV
Bulgaria BG
Lithuania LT
Cyprus CY
Luxembourg LX
Czech Republic CZ
Malta MT
Denmark DK
Netherlands NL
Estonia EE
Poland PL
Finland FI
Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores) PT
France (including Monaco and Corsica) FR
Romania RO
Germany DE
Slovenia SI
Greece GR
Slovakia SK
Hungary HU
Spain (including the Balearic Islands) ES
Ireland (excluding Northern Ireland) IE
Sweden SE
Croatia HR

Sales outside the EU

Sales to non-EU customers where the delivery is outside the EU are exempt from VAT charges and will include a full commercial invoice to aid customs clearance on importation to the destination country.

Please note that where a non-EU based customer wishes to collect goods from our premises (or anywhere within the EU) then we are obliged to charge VAT at the prevailing rate on the whole sale. In this situation we can prepare and supply a VAT reclaim form so that VAT can be reclaimed on proof of exportation of the goods outside the EU (a £75+VAT administration charge will be charged for this service).

Aland Islands, FI Isle of Heligoland, DE
Guadeloupe, FR Mount Athos, EL
Andorra Iceland
Liechtenstein Norway
Canary Islands, ES Faroe Islands
Martinique, FR Reunion, FR
Ceuta, ES French Guiana, FR
Melilla, ES San Marino
Channel Islands, UK Gibraltar, UK
Miquelon, FR St Pierre, FR
VAT - Add & Check

You can add VAT No. to your account using the button below, or you can check your VAT No. We use for VAT number validation. If your VAT number will not validate or you think that there is an error, please check for more information.

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