We’re being asked a few questions about the implications of Britain leaving the European Union (Brexit) on January 31st 2020 and how this might affect customers who wish to buy from Soundgas.
The short answer is absolutely nothing changes now: trading remains the same as before at least until 31st December 2020.
If you’re based in the UK, nothing changes.
If you’re based in the EU, nothing changes until 31st December 2020. The UK is trading with the EU on the same terms as before, so you can still buy gear from Soundgas (without VAT if you have a valid EU VAT number) and in Euros if you choose that option.
I’m in the USA, how does Brexit affect me and can I still buy from Soundgas? It doesn’t affect you at all and you can buy from us as usual: purchase in dollars via our site and we’ll ship to you swiftly and securely.
For the USA, Canada and our other customers outside the EU, nothing changes: you are still able to buy gear from Soundgas as before.
After 31st December, at the time of writing (early November), we still do not have any concrete guidelines as a new trading agreement has not been reached, but we do not see trade suddenly ceasing across our borders with the EU.
We already trade and ship outside the EU with ease and we are confident that the courier companies will find a solution, whatever the politicians decide. We are confident that, in the vast majority of cases, trade will continue without hindrance, though there may be some delays over the transition period. The exceptions may be oversize or delicate items that require a van or pallet delivery – if you are in doubt, please get in touch.
We will continue to update this page as things develop.
Letter From HMRC (UK Government Tax Office):
The UK is leaving the EU on 31 January 2020: what it means for your business.
We’d like to thank you for the preparations you’ve made over the last year, and tell you about what will happen next.
What will happen after 31 January 2020?
From 1 February the UK will no longer be a member of the EU, and we’ll enter an implementation period that lasts until 31 December 2020.
During this time there will be no changes to the terms for trading with the EU or the rest
of the world, unless the rules change for the whole of the EU.
This means EU rules for customs, VAT and excise will continue to apply to the movement of goods and trade for this limited time.
There will be no new customs procedures at present.