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A C Wood (Speciality Fibres) Ltd 15 Bradford Business Park, Kings Gate, Bradford, BD1 4SJ, United Kingdom.

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Please read our Brexit FAQs before you make an order. It details important changes to the delivery processes and costs post Brexit

Brexit FAQs

We are now shipping to the EU and, as you will see below, there have been some significant changes due to Brexit.

Your purchase now becomes an import to the EU, so ZERO VAT is charged at the time of purchase. Instead, you will be charged Import VAT when the order enters the EU or after delivery. You will also be charged a customs clearance fee of about 18 euros and, if your order is above 150 euros there will also be 4% duty to pay.


The courier will send you an invoice for these fees. Once you have paid, if you send a copy of the invoice to us, we will send the refund to you.

Duty and clearance fees are new charges which have arisen due to Brexit. Even though most of our yarn is of EU origin, the EU is currently charging 4% duty on its re-import to the EU. We will refund this duty to you in full. We also recognise that it is difficult for you to order yarn from us without knowing what the customs charges will be and so we will also refund you any customs clearance charges incurred

Your order will ship with FedEx or DHL. We will not charge VAT at the time of purchase but you will need to pay VAT to Fedex or DHL when the order is imported into the EU along with any customs charges and a Fedex customs clearance fee. We are no longer able to defer VAT for business customers, so for VAT registered customers the Import VAT will need to be paid and reclaimed in your normal VAT return.
Below is some more information on our business after Brexit.

Will you still ship yarn to the EU after Brexit?
Yes, we are still be shipping our full range of yarns to the EU after Brexit. You can order, as usual from our Yarnundyed EU site.

Will my order be delayed because of Brexit?
We are doing everything we can to ensure Brexit doesn't cause any unexpected delays. But, we anticipate that, in January and early February 2021, when the new customs procedures begin, there are likely to be delays in deliveries due to shipping disruptions. So it could take longer for your order to arrive. After that, shipping times should be back to normal.

Will I have to pay VAT on my order?
Our sales to the EU are now VAT free. Previously orders from Yarnundyed had 20% VAT added for our customers without an EU VAT registration. However, Import VAT will be now be payable by the recipient of your order (along with duty and a clearance fee - see points below). The recipient of the Products will receive a separate request for payment of these charges from the courier, either when the goods arrive in the country of destination or after delivery. The recipient of the order is responsible for paying these fees.

I am registered for VAT in the EU. What will change?
Nothing will change when you make a purchase. You will pay no VAT at the time of purchase. However, you will now need to pay Import VAT when the goods enter the EU. The recipient of the Products will receive a separate request from Fedexor DHL for payment of these charges.
Please keep the payment records from Fedex or DHL as proof you have paid VAT - we do not receive these records and are unable to provide them to you later. You will then be able to reclaim the VAT.

Will I need to pay duty on my yarn?
No duty is paid on orders below 150 euros. Orders for yarn over 150 euros attract duty at 4% and will need to be paid to the carrier at the time of import (along with the VAT referred to above and a clearance fee). Although most of our yarn is of EU origin, it still attracts duty when re-imported from the UK into the EU. We don't think this is fair so we will refund you for any import duty paid (please send us a copy of the customs invoice from Fedex and we will pay you for the duty component and the clearance administration fee).

Do I need to supply an EORI number when I make a purchase?
No, it is not essential to have an EORI (Economic Operator Registration and Identification) number for you to purchase our yarn. You can purchase yarn directly through our EU website at zero-VAT prices.

However, if you are registered for VAT in your country we recommend you provide your VAT number when ordering yarn. We can include it in the export information we supply to the courier. This number is used to exchange information with Customs Authorities and can help smooth the process of your parcel through customs.

If you are registered for VAT you may be asked to provide an EORI number, as the importer of record, when the goods enter the EU and you pay Import VAT. It is also likely to be required to reclaim any Import VAT you have paid to clear your goods through customs. Please retain the documents provided by Fedex for this as we are unable to provide these later.

Will I pay Customs Clearance Charges?
Yes, you will be charged a customs clearance fee by the carrier. Fedex will charge a fixed customs clearance charge of 18 euros or 2.5% of the total value of your order, whichever is higher. We will refund you for the clearance fee you have paid.

Will shipping costs increase?
We do not currently propose to increase our shipping costs on orders above 4kg. Our couriers have raised their prices due to the extra processes needed to export orders to the EU and we have absorbed these costs so that our customers have no extra shipping costs to pay.

Unfortunately, the shipping costs for small orders have increased far more significantly so we have increased shipping costs for these. We advise you to place larger orders, less frequently, if at all possible.

Will you be raising prices after Brexit?
No. Our yarn prices will remain the same. We have absorbed the extra costs associated with getting our business ready for Brexit.

We will, however, continue to monitor fluctuations to exchange rates as well as the costs of raw materials, as we usually do and this may affect prices in the future.

Can I still return goods after Brexit?
Yes. Our usual returns policies apply. If you wish to return Products, please contact us and we will provide information on how to do this.

Thank you for your understanding and your continued support for Yarnundyed through this difficult time

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