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VAT and Customs Changes FAQ

  • What will happen in e-commerce after 1 July?

    Taxation for small shipments ordered from outside of the EU changes: VAT exemption is no longer valid for shipments costing less than 22 euros that are ordered from outside of the EU.

    This means that until now, it was not necessary to declare the goods that cost less than 22 euros ordered from third countries (e.g. China or the USA) or pay VAT for them, however from 1 July 2021 these goods must also be declared and VAT must be paid.

  • Is there a transitional period? July, for example?

    No, it is the EU’s decision that there is to be no transitional period and the amendment is enforced everywhere on 1 July 2021.


     
  • Who made the decision that all small shipments must also be declared from 1 July and VAT must be paid?

    This is an amendment enforced by the EU. Meaning that from 1 July 2021, there is an amendment in terms of VAT obligation for goods purchased outside of the EU and will take effect across the entirety of the EU.

  • Why is this change necessary?

    The aim of this change is to reduce VAT frauds and to ensure equal competitive conditions for EU companies and companies from third countries (i.e. countries outside of the EU). At the moment, goods that cost less than 22 euros and are sold by an Estonian (or European) seller include VAT, but goods coming from outside of the EU do not.

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