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Posting of eggs uk into Ireland after Brexit?

Hi All,

Anyone any info or thoughts on whats going to happen this year regards to buying eggs from the uk(England) and getting them posted to the republic??

vmulvany
Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

I would like to know myself. I would say if you're talking small quantities, people will probably carry on as before.
If there's extra paperwork involved,our nearest EU neighbours would be France or Belgium but you're looking at longer transport, not good for the eggs.

Torsten Schulz
Thursday, January 7th, 2021

I have heard of things already being stopped due to incorrect paper work, some will get through a lot will be stopped.

M & R Neill
Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Have any of you ever heard of addresspal. It is in England and the US and likely other countries. If you get an account with them then anything you ship to the address they give you will be shipped to your house within 3-4 working days after they receive it. They charge €6.50 for most packages unless they are really big or heavy. I have used it to ship eggs from England to Ireland once and they got it to me in 2 days. I would say this is probably going to be our best way to get eggs from England now with Brexit. It doesn't cause any extra work for the sender or for you unless it is a big package. In that case you may have to pick it up at the post office or something.

craigmartin
Thursday, January 7th, 2021

https://addresspal.anpost.ie/
Here is their website. And actually I think they may only ship from the US and England to Ireland. Packages from the US are naturally a lot more expensive to get here than ones from England.

craigmartin
Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Unclear really, yes there is definitely more paperwork needed now but how many will get through the postal system without checks. Craigmartin - addresspal will be assessing all parcels for VAT and duty in the future so eggs will be unlikely to get through. Under €22 there is a €10 clearance fee, €22-€149 you're liable for the clearance fee plus 21% VAT (on most things) and from €150 up they'll also collect the relevant level of duty which ranges from 0-50%. Worth noting they include the cost of shipping/insurance in what they charge you VAT on!!!

Springwell
Thursday, January 7th, 2021

There is no Duty payable on the movement of goods between the UK & Ireland or vice versa with the exception of vehicles and certain specific items. This would only have been the case in the event of a no deal Brexit.
There is VAT on point of entry depending on value of the goods and this is added onto the top of the carriage price as well as the price of the goods.
There will also be a varying fee for the couriers for collecting the VAT and for additional paperwork.
Many items are now not be able to be shipped into Ireland and YOU the importer not the exporter are responsible t check this out. In the event of the goods being seized the importer loses out not the exporter.
Many items sold here upto 31st of December are now not available here until they get new certification or approval.

Flock Master
Thursday, January 7th, 2021

I see now that your parcel is subject to Revenue Customs Rules when sending to address pal.

craigmartin
Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Flockmaster - my understanding was that Duty is only not payable if the goods are of British origin? But if they have been imported into the UK and then sold on for export to Ireland that are liable for duty? So British eggs ok, Chinese tat off eBay not ok?

Springwell
Thursday, January 7th, 2021

I don't think it will be Feasible for many from here on.

Desy
Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Our first load of goods came in from the UK yesterday afternoon which shipped out of UK on Monday from 9 separate suppliers.
This comprised a full load of 26 pallets of goods.
Some were UK made Incubators & Brooders, a pallet of Lightforce lamps which were air freighted from Australia, several pallets of Chinese made gas regulators, 2 pallets bird scaring decoys made in china and a mixed pallet of netting & twine also of far eastern origin.
No duty was payable on these items. For end users this may be different.
Many UK companies who ship goods into the Ireland will register for VAT in Ireland so no other charges will apply when goods are delivered to the customer.
Others wont bother as they dont want the hassle.
We have been approached by 2 of the bigger companies in the UK who sell poultry supplies and incubators to see will we fulfill their Irish orders which we have agreed to do for them.

Flock Master
Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Well that is good news

nedzer
Thursday, January 7th, 2021

That sounds very promising for you Flockmaster!

Springwell
Thursday, January 7th, 2021

It will be good for Irish retailers in general who are able to cope with increased demand and those who carry large stocks.
We drop ship for many of the suppliers here already as they don’t carry stock of incubators and larger items.
For us the Northern Ireland and Uk markets represent most of our orders so getting organised for Brexit has been challenging though we are pretty much sorted now.
Sales to Northern Ireland remain the same at present with us charging Irish VAT but for UK orders now we have to fill customs forms and charge UK VAT.

Flock Master
Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Found where I got the duty thing from - Citizensinfo

"The EU and UK have agreed a Trade and Cooperation Agreement (pdf) (the Brexit Trade Deal) that covers customs charges when buying online from the UK. However, the deal only applies to products coming into Ireland that are made in the UK. This means you may still have to pay customs duty on some items bought online in the UK and delivered to Ireland."

https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/consumer/shopping/buyi...

Clear as muck really

Springwell
Friday, January 8th, 2021

It is very unclear on a lot of fronts especially for end users. I expect things will change in the coming months or it will impact trade severely.
Usually when shipping outside EU which we have done for many years especially on incubators mainly to Australia and Africa we remove the vat and the receiver pays any import duties and import vat on point of entry based on the invoice supplied and customs declaration.
However for us to ship to the UK to end users we have to charge UK Vat and this is payable to HMRC.
The customs declarations are time consuming to say the least.
Luckily they are done electronically and are submitted prior to shipping.
For business to business it’s not been too bad this week so far but we have been informed today that sailings from Holyhead have been cut which has resulted in 2 x 45 foot containers of hazardous goods that will not be shipped now until end of next week as they only take 2 trailers per crossing of Haz Goods.
This will result in a shortage of gas cartridges which we supply to shops in Ireland.

Flock Master
Friday, January 8th, 2021

Importation of Hatching eggs from UK

See 1. Rules
Gov.ie Agriculture -Import of poultry and eggs from non EU country.
Hatching eggs classified as Poultry.

Import Licence and Vet
Health Cert required.

2.Avian Bird Flu
Major outbreaks in Northern Ireland and Great Britain with poultry flocks culled.
Restricted Movement Regulations in place so import of eggs unlikely to be permitted even if Dept of Agriculture and their Vets clarify how the Rules will work in practice.

Adrian G
Saturday, January 9th, 2021

Yes,i saw this this morning too,all very interesting,we'll have to see how it all works out,thanks everyone for the input.

vmulvany
Saturday, January 9th, 2021


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