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Taking household items to Spain from the uk

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:48am
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mart0081

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Hello everybody we have a ferry booked on 28th October and intend to bring household items to our newly purchased park home using my van ,I didn’t think that was a problem until I’ve read about charges imposed on any goods ..does anybody know if I’m going to run into difficulties when I get to Spain ? Many thanks martin 

Weepenny

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:23pm

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Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:23pm

Hi Martin

Not to do with your removal but have you bought a static caravan as you mentioned Park home?

If so where abouts and is it, maybe a link?

Penny

Holaitsdavid

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:20pm

Holaitsdavid

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Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:20pm

Now UK no longer in the SM and CU you need all the correct paper work or will face duty, UK has a trade deal but 'local VAT is payable on the value of goods'. For people moving to an EU country who can prove they have 'resided outside an EU/EEA  country for 12 months' can transport your personal belongings to your new residence without Duty/VAT. You need a mountain of paper work to prove this & more complex if you do not travel direct to Spain, the VAT is due in the country you are moving to. Removal companies now up to speed on the paperwork. 

'This a very good page which might help, although it's for Finland the same rules apply Spain.'

https://tulli.fi/en/private-persons/moving/moving-to-finland-from-a-non-eu-country

Jane1817

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:34am

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Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:34am

Porton77

Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:44am

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Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:44am

I just drove down via dover last week with estate car load of bed and several other home stuff. One french passport stamping fellah in Dover, nobody stopping or checking in Calais, just drove straight onto the autoroute, then all the way down. No problem at all. p.s. just fill out the french entry declaration and have your NHS CV certificate to show in Dover.

Holaitsdavid

Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:01pm

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Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:01pm

Porton77 wrote on Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:44am:

I just drove down via dover last week with estate car load of bed and several other home stuff. One french passport stamping fellah in Dover, nobody stopping or checking in Calais, just drove straight onto the autoroute, then all the way down. No problem at all. p.s. just fill out the french entr...

...y declaration and have your NHS CV certificate to show in Dover.

That was good no 'customs check', but would hesitate to say will be the same for everyone. 

Sjp1

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:28pm

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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:28pm

What about if you’re not moving from U.K. to Spain permanently but have a holiday home? I’ve costed removal companies and the quotes include all duties , paperwork etc but I’m sure I read that  if the furniture is new then there’s a problem???

Holaitsdavid

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:41pm

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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:41pm

Sjp1 wrote on Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:28pm:

What about if you’re not moving from U.K. to Spain permanently but have a holiday home? I’ve costed removal companies and the quotes include all duties , paperwork etc but I’m sure I read that  if the furniture is new then there’s a problem???

That's worse it's a "straight export to a third country now", if you have lived outside the EU and moving there to be a resident the rules apply in the link below, it says Finland, but the same, rules explained well. Your shipper should know the ropes, UK has a trade deal but there are SM/CU rules and you will be liable for local VAT. 

https://tulli.fi/en/private-persons/moving/moving-to-finland-from-a-non-eu-country 

Holaitsdavid

Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:52pm

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Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:52pm

Sjp1 wrote on Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:28pm:

What about if you’re not moving from U.K. to Spain permanently but have a holiday home? I’ve costed removal companies and the quotes include all duties , paperwork etc but I’m sure I read that  if the furniture is new then there’s a problem???

If you are not moving from UK the items are subject to VAT. The only exemption is if moving and can prove you lived and worked outside the UK the EU rules in this link https://tulli.fi/en/private-persons/moving/moving-to-finland-from-a-non-eu-country

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