Sales of Rituals & Declarations to the EU
Due to the continuing clusterfuck that is Brexit I'm going to have to (hopefully temporarily) stop selling Rituals & Declarations to customers in the EU from July 1st 2021 because of the new regulations.
After the Brexit transition arrangement ended on June 30th 2021 the VAT exemption for the importation of goods to the EU not exceeding EUR 22 was removed. As a result, all goods imported to the EU are now subject to VAT.
Under the current chaos I'd have to register with IOSS (Import One-Stop Shop) and appoint an EU-established intermediary to fulfil my VAT obligations under IOSS, all of which would make Rituals unviable.
If I don't register with IOSS then the buyer in the EU has to pay the VAT and usually a customs clearance fee (many times the cost of the magazine) charged by the transporter. That's a nasty surprise I don't want to inflict on anyone ordering from the EU.
I've heard that BigCartel are looking into a way to automate the collection and payment of VAT for scenarios like this, but until they implement it I can't do any EU sales.
I'm sorry - I assure you that I didn't vote for Brexit.
Sales of Artwork and other goods to the EU
Well, the same applies really, but I have not (yet) removed the ability to have these goods shipped to an EU country. This means there is a chance that the courier/postal delivery service will charge you a "handling" fee and VAT before they hand the parcel over to you. Basically if you want to take the risk of an additional charge then that's up to you.