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Updated May 2021

Customs Duties and Taxes 

For parcel recipients who are based in Republic of Ireland, VAT and customs duty will be applicable (depending on value of goods) when Britain exits the EU on 1st January if you are buying goods from GB. The Seller may collect the VAT and Duty from you prior to dispatch of goods. If they do not, then DPD will declare goods on your behalf and will collect duties and taxes from you in advance of delivery. 

Currently there is no VAT levied on goods between €0-€22.  From the 1st of July, VAT at a rate of 23% will be due on all items regardless of the value of the item.   

Customs duty is calculated on a number of key factors like commodity code, value of the item and the cost of transportation on the parcel. These charges must be paid up front before the goods can be released into the DPD Network and for delivery. The customs duty and VAT are not included in the sale price unless stated by the shipper at point of sale. Please ensure that you are aware of the terms when buying.  In order for goods to be cleared through Customs, you require a Direct Representative to provide the relevant details through to Revenue.ie. You can find a detailed guide on how to make payment by clicking on the relevant icon below.




 

Frequently asked questions:

 

📦 1. Are there delays on parcels coming in from Great Britain?

Yes, there are some delays with parcels travelling from GB into ROI as a result of the new Brexit protocols. Once your parcel has been received into our DPD Ireland hub, you'll receive a notification from us with an ETA for delivery.

If VAT and/or duty is due on the order, we'll email and SMS you with a link for payment.

 

📦 2. I was asked for a payment for an order I'm due to receive from Currys - why? 

We received some deliveries from Currys which were incorrectly flagged as requiring VAT/duty payments. In the event that you have paid these charges, Currys will reimburse you directly. 

 

📦 3. Are customs payments due on all parcels coming in from GB?

This depends on the shipper - some shippers have already requested payment at checkout, or may have included payment in their pricing. Others have not and in those circumstances, VAT/duty payment is due prior to delivery.  Customs duty is calculated on a number of key factors like commodity code, value of the item and the cost of transportation on the parcel. These charges must be paid up front before the goods can be released into the DPD Network and for delivery. The customs duty and VAT are not included in the sale price unless stated by the shipper at point of sale. Please ensure that you are aware of the terms when buying. 

 

📦 4. Can I still use the Virtual Address Service?

Our Virtual Address Service is now closed. Any remaining account balances will be reimbursed to your account before the end of January.


📦 5. My e-tailer is no longer shipping to Ireland

Some UK based e-tailers have temporarily suspended shipping into ROI. We hope that they will be back on board soon. They may have locations either based here in Ireland, or in the EU .


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