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International Orders Post Brexit
The UK is no longer part of the EU or the single market. There are many changes to consider if you import our products. If you have any questions or need further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org and the team will do their best to help.
Northern Ireland (NI) is part of the UK, however the open border between north and south means that NI trade must now adhere to the same customs requirements as those between the UK and EU/3rd countries, and a customs border has been created between GB and NI.
Customers in NI are responsible for processing their own customs declarations and can do this by registering with the Trades Support Service (TSS). If products attract import tariffs, the customer is responsible for covering the cost.
At present we can’t supply chilled, frozen or body care products to our customers in NI, we are looking for alternatives and will update you as soon as we can. Suma would be able to supply chilled and frozen goods only if the customer arranges and covers the transport and processes their own customs declarations.
Please note that there are no changes to VAT for NI customers.
For NI customers you will need NI (starting with XI) and GB EORI numbers. You can apply for those here.
We can produce the COI for you (for an additional cost which we can discuss with you) or you can complete this yourself.
*Please note there is a grace period relating to organic specific checks at borders for goods travelling from GB to NI, but only for goods intended to be sold in NI. This grace period ends 30/09/21.
We, unfortunately, cannot produce EHCs so the only food products we can export to you are vegan only.
Will I have to pay tariffs on certain products that I buy from you, depending on where they originate from?
Under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), goods that are imported into the EU will be eligible for zero tariffs if they have UK-originating status. The originating status is the ‘economic nationality’ of each product and will be shown on your invoice. Please note that it must be either wholly obtained in the UK for a product to be assigned UK-originating status, produced from exclusively the UK or EU originating materials, or sufficiently processed in the UK according to product-specific rules. To highlight, products that are shipped from the UK may not necessarily be UK-originating. This applies to the movement of goods from the UK to Northern Ireland.
Either Suma as an exporter or you as importer can claim preference on our UK-originating goods, based on our origin declaration statement on the invoice or through ‘importer’s knowledge’.
Goods that do not meet the rules of origin can still be imported into the EU but they will not be able to benefit from preference under the TCA and may have to pay the standard (“Most Favoured Nation”) tariffs that the EU apply to imports.
Additional ordering information
Once your order has been placed, we cannot accept additional items. This is due to strict invoicing requirements to which Suma now must adhere.
We are experiencing issues with temperature-controlled deliveries, and cannot offer this service at this time.
The time between ordering and delivery will increase. There is a lot of extra paperwork and documentation involved now which has an impact on the order turnaround.