EU Customers – Taxes, and Duty.

We are well practiced at sending our frames and bikes to the EU. We have daily collections by DHL (our international shipping partner). You can buy from Fairlight with confidence.

All prices on the EU Pricelist exclude UK VAT. (20%).

 

EU Pricelist – 0% Duty on Bikes. Guaranteed.

Fairlight is about making high quality design attainable. Nobody wants to pay 14% duty on their bike. So we’ve created a range of custom builds celebrating UK and EU components. These builds qualify for 0% duty, saving 14%!

How It Works.

Because we custom build each bike in London we can help you choose components that ensure the bike carries 0% Duty. This saves of £350 – £600 on a typical bike.

We’ve created an “EU Price list” that includes mainly UK and EU made components for bicycles. (all of the bikes still use Shimano gear systems).  

By choosing from this price list, the bike will qualify for 0% duty.

VAT (chargeable at your own country’s rate) will still be incurred for all purchases.

 

EU/UK Components Included In The EU 0% Duty Bikes Pricelist:

  • Headsets / Seat Collars – Hope (standard for all builds)
  • Wheels – Hope, Mavic, DT Swiss, Son Dynamo Wheels
  • Saddle – Fizik
  • Tyres – Continental

NON-EU/UK Components Excluded from the EU 0% Duty Bikes Price List:

  • Headsets / Seat Collars – FSA, Chris King
  • Wheels – Hunt

What if I want a bike with Hunt wheels or a Chris King headset?

EU customers can still specify these components. You can do this by referring to the “Rest of World” Pricelist.

However, the whole bike will then be charged 14% duty (as well as VAT) when it is shipped into the EU.

Frameset Purchases

Strael, Secan, and Faran framesets will always be charged 4.7% duty when shipped into the EU irrespective of build. So, the full range of headset options including Chris King are given for framesets.

Holt frames are made in the EU. So always qualify for 0% Duty.

Buying Process – EU Pricelist – 0% Duty: Strael 3.0, Secan 2.5, Faran 2.5, Holt (excludes Framesets)

This is how it works with Duty and VAT:
  • Once the bike has shipped; DHL (our shipping partner) will send you an Import Invoice for your country’s VAT and Fees. You will need to pay this in order to get your Fairlight delivered.
  • Customs Duty should be Zero as the bike qualifies as EU/UK built under the trading agreement between the UK and EU.** We guarantee you will pay zero duty costs. 
  • VAT is dependent on your country. It ranges from 19% in Germany to 27% in Hungary. Please see the VAT table at the bottom of this page.
  • Fees – DHL charge a ‘Disbursement Fee’ to handle the goods and payments. This differs by country but is typically between 15 and 20 Euros. 

** If the DHL Import Invoice includes Duty. Please do not pay. Contact us immediately. This is a mistake on the part of the customs agents in your country, which we can help you fix. We guarantee you will pay zero duty costs. 

WORKED EXAMPLE STRAEL 105 BIKE:
 
Example Calculation for a customer from a country with a 20% VAT Rate (eg. France):
  • Bike Cost (excluding UK VAT) .e.g. Strael 3.0 105 (EU Zero Duty Build) = £2,295.00
  • Shipping = £115 (location dependent)
  • Total Charged by Fairlight = £2,410.00
  • Customs/Duty Costs – Recovered by DHL:
    • Duty @0% = £0.00
    • Total cost including Duty = £2,410.00
    • VAT@20% x £2,410.00 = £482
    • DHL Disbursement Fee = approx. £15
  • Overall Total Cost Including Shipping = £2,907.00
    • Charged by Fairlight (Bike/Frameset + Shipping) : £2,410.00
    • Charged by DHL (VAT + Fees) : £497.00

 

Frameset Purchases – EU Pricelist

Strael 3.0, Secan 2.5, Faran 2.5 (4.7% Duty)

Holt Frameset (0% Duty)

The Strael 3.0, Secan 2.5, and Faran 2.5 frames are manufactured in Taiwan and assembled to order in our London workshop. Because the framesets are manufactured in Taiwan, they will be charged 4.7% Duty when shipped into the EU. 
 
Holt Framesets always qualify for 0% Duty as the frame is manufactured in the EU prior to being finished and assembled in the UK
 
We offer Chris King and other non-UK/EU components with the framesets because offering these components will not change the Origin of the frameset. 
  • Once the frameset has shipped; DHL (our shipping partner) will send you an Import Invoice for your country’s Duty (if applicable), VAT and Fees. You will need to pay this in order to get your Fairlight delivered.
  • Customs Duty will be charged at 4.7%, of the value of the frameset and shipping cost. (0% for Holt).
  • VAT is dependent on your country. It ranges from 19% in Germany to 27% in Hungary. Please see the VAT table at the bottom of this page.
  • Fees – DHL charge a ‘Disbursement Fee’ to handle the goods and payments. This differs by country but is typically between 15 and 20 Euros. 

WORKED EXAMPLE STRAEL FRAMESET:

Example Calculation for a customer from a country with 19% VAT Rate (Germany):

  • Frameset Cost (excluding UK VAT) .e.g. Strael 3.0 frameset = £1,175.00
  • Shipping = £55 (location dependent)
  • Total Charged by Fairlight = £1,230.00
  • Customs/Duty Costs – Recovered by DHL:
    • Duty @4.7% = £57.81
    • Total cost including Duty = £1287.81
    • VAT@19% x £1,287.81 = £244.68
    • Disbursement Fee = approx. £15
  • Overall Total Cost Including Shipping = £1,547.49
    • Charged by Fairlight (Bike/Frameset + Shipping) : £1230.00
    • Charged by DHL (Duty + VAT + Fees) : £317.49 

 

VAT Rates EU Countries

Austria20%
Belgium21%
Bulgaria20%
Croatia25%
Cyprus19%
Czech Republic21%
Denmark25%
Estonia20%
Finland24%
France20%
Germany19%
Greece
(The customer requires a VAT and EORI number for any order over 1000 Euros). Register here.
24%
Hungary27%
Ireland23%
Italy22%
Latvia21%
Lithuania21%
Luxembourg16%
Malta18%
Netherlands21%
Northern Ireland20%
Poland23%
Portugal23%
Romania19%
Slovakia20%
Slovenia22%
Spain21%
Sweden25%
Switzerland (non-EU)7.7%
United Kingdom (non-EU)20%

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