Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Shipping sails from the US to Europe
Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
You are obliged to pay customs and VAT as soon as you buy things outside from an other country then were you are. Within Europe, there is a VAT-free commercial area, meaning you don't need to pay VAT Or customs when shopping from one EU-Country To an other.
If you are a "boat-in-transit" you can get your VAT money back, when you leave EU, but not the customs fee. And the refund is complicated. It means you have to pay the VAT first.
My suggestion is that you buy your sail here in Europe instead.
Annsofie, S/Y Lady Annila SM 232, 1998
Present at Kefalonia, Greece
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