SELLING DDP IN THE EU

What does DDP mean?

Delivered Duty Paid or ‘DDP’ means that you personally take responsibility for both the transport of your goods as well as the customs formalities in the UK and EU, by doing this you become the ‘Import of record” in France and therefore take the burden of custom formalities away from your customers.

Brexit has meant that B2B transactions between the EU and the UK are no longer seen as intracommunity movements. The UK as a third country has meant that transactions are now considered as imports and exports meaning that VAT and duties need to be paid on imports in the country of import.

We have special arrangements in place with the EU authorities to allow UK based sellers to sell to their customers in the EU as if it were a domestic transaction. 

By doing this you are able to clear customs in France and avoid the use of T1s and avoid any further customs control or cost beyond Calais Port. 


This means your customer isnt encouraged to buy from another seller based in the EU - it even allows you to grow your client base by offering something your competitors cannot. 

 
 

DDP VAT SOLUTIONS

We have outlined various different scenarios and VAT solutions that enable you to sell to your customers like Brexit never happened!

Consignees in the EU but NOT in France and you don't have a French VAT number? 

We propose that you use our fiscal reps Global VAT number and to clear cargo using Regime 42, zero import VAT to pay. RMB then acts as local mandator, submitting monthly VAT returns and Intrastat reports.


If required by the client our fiscal reps can apply for French VAT number (duration 2-3 months). When VAT number rec'd, switch to clearing under Regime 40 and apply for Autoliquidation for import VAT exemption (process takes 1 additional month).

Consignees in the EU excluding France but you DO have a French VAT number?

Use Exporters existing French VAT number, clear cargo using Regime 40, avoid VAT using Autoliquidation,.

Our fiscal reps act as local mandator, submitting monthly VAT returns and Intrastat reports.

You're exporting to France ONLY and don't have a French VAT number?

Our fiscal reps apply for French VAT number (duration 2-3 months) and for the Autoliquidation. Please note that Autoliquidation is now mandatory and UK exporters will have to register for VAT in order to import goods in France.

Fiscal reps act as local mandator as submits reports and VAT returns.

You're exporting to France ONLY and you do have a French VAT number? 

Use Exporters existing French VAT number, clear cargo using Regime 40, avoid VAT using Autoliquidation,.

Fiscal reps act as local mandator, submitting monthly VAT returns and Intrastat reports

You're exporting to the EU including France and you DON'T have a French VAT number?

For goods being shipped to EU countries other than France, our fiscal reps allow exporters to use their Global VAT number immediately and to clear cargo using Regime 42, zero import VAT to pay. 

For goods being shipped to France, clients will have to register for VAT in order to import goods and apply for Autoliquidation. Attention, Once the client is registered for VAT and is granted with autoliquidation, regime 42 stops and all goods (whatever are their destination) are cleared under Regime 40.

You're exporting to the EU including France and you DO have a French VAT number?
All goods will be cleared using Regime 40 using the auto liquidation.