Translation of Question:
Hello, I have a question relating to exports to the UK in [incoterm DDP]. Today I had a telephone interview with customs who strongly advised against this [incoterm]. Nevertheless, I don’t think I can negotiate with my client and therefore I am preparing for this outcome. Today, I would like to know, for DDP VAT EXCLUDED exports, if it is essential [for me / my company] to have a GB EORI if our client already has one? Grateful for your response.
Answer to Question:
Thank you for your post.
DDP means you are in charge of both the export and the import. In this scenario, and under the DDP rules, the EU exporter would assume the risks (and costs) for delivering the goods to the UK place of destination i.e. until the goods are unloaded. You must pay both export and import formalities, any fees, duties and taxes. So, if the EU business has to interact with any UK systems, you will need a GB EORI number to do that, which you can apply for now.