What has happened with Brexit?
As you know, from 1 January 2021 the UK will no longer be a member of the EU.
Although a zero tariff trade agreement has been reached for products from the EU, tax procedures are no longer the same and border controls have been implemented.
How does this change affect us?
Before there was free movement of goods and we could sell in the UK as if we were selling in Spain but now every purchase from the UK to Your Spanish Corner is considered an import.
This import involves a procedure to declare the goods sold and who is the recipient at customs and the products are retained until the buyer settles the taxes associated with the purchase, so before reaching its final destination another payment has to be made ...
To solve this we have set a purchase limit of 170€ (including taxes) because for purchases below that amount we can take care of those taxes and settle them later to the UK tax office, so we avoid unwanted surprises at customs, and uncomfortable procedures, and we speed up delivery times.
Some of the products we offer on our website such as alcoholic beverages carry special taxes so for the moment we have decided to withdraw them from sale to simplify the process at customs and avoid possible delays, which is why you may not find all the products we had before and our catalogue is reduced.
All these procedures have associated costs and the transport agencies have also reflected in their rates but from Your Spanish Corner we have decided to assume most of these costs to affect your purchase as little as possible.
How to buy in Your Spanish Corner?
The products on our website have the same prices as always for both the UK and the rest of Europe, but different taxes are applied, and as we have told you there are some products that we cannot sell in the UK at the moment, that is why it is very important that at the beginning of the purchase you select "United Kingdom and Ireland (UK)" as destination country or if you are already a customer and have a user account you log in before buying so that our website identifies the country and can show you only the products available and apply the correct taxes, otherwise when you go to make the payment it could show you a different amount to the one you had in the cart and the products that we cannot send you would disappear.
As easy as that, the rest of the process is the same as always, add the products you want to the cart, try not to exceed 170 € in products (the web will warn you in the payment process if you exceed it and will not let you finish!!), we will pack your order with the same love as always and we will take care of all the paperwork and payment of taxes necessary for your order to arrive safe to your home so you can continue to enjoy your favourite Spanish products.