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by st599_uk
24 Jan 2021, 1:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Parts from the UK
Replies: 50
Views: 1643

Re: Parts from the UK

"British businesses that export to the continent are being encouraged by government trade advisers to set up separate companies inside the EU in order to get around extra charges, paperwork and taxes resulting from Brexit... " What happened to the free trade agreement our leaders were cro...
by st599_uk
23 Jan 2021, 11:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring overseas 2021
Replies: 75
Views: 2734

Re: Touring overseas 2021

Seems very controversial. Even if it were adopted I can see massive issues with getting existing vaccination records onto the system being talked about. You can't do a bulk download of UK vaccine records; the sheet of paper you apparently get on being injected seems inadequate; retrospectively fill...
by st599_uk
22 Jan 2021, 3:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring overseas 2021
Replies: 75
Views: 2734

Re: Touring overseas 2021

I was perusing the RYA site yesterday evening, as the yachting fraternity obviously have similar problems to us with regard to staying in Europe perhaps longer than three months (90 days) at a time. Although from what I gathered they are in the same boat as us (no pun) with regard to re-entry, name...
by st599_uk
21 Jan 2021, 10:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 310
Views: 10549

Re: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)

so my £60 order from a big german bike retailer is likely going to arrive late and cost me a fee via the courier? At £60, the retailer should be registering with UK HMRC, calculating VAT and import duty, generating the customs paperwork and then passing the money on to the UK govt. The courier's on...
by st599_uk
21 Jan 2021, 6:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring overseas 2021
Replies: 75
Views: 2734

Re: Touring overseas 2021

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/heal ... 90145.html

From yesterday - vaccines may be "slightly diminished" by SA variant
by st599_uk
21 Jan 2021, 5:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring overseas 2021
Replies: 75
Views: 2734

Re: Touring overseas 2021

One thing for sure, as soon as it is deemed possible (by any countries concerned) to travel in Europe again there will be a mad rush. Ferry and air tickets (and accomodation) will be like gold dust. Such a pent-up demand, at least from those who don't have financial worries and haven't been spendin...
by st599_uk
21 Jan 2021, 4:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 310
Views: 10549

Re: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)

I read that the "pre-payment" are causing major issues with EU hauliers stopping shipping to UK due to this aspect 'Absolute carnage': EU [b]A truck with a £200,000 cargo would need cash or a T1 financial guarantee document for £40,000 in VAT alone, he said, a significant burden for trans...
by st599_uk
21 Jan 2021, 4:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 310
Views: 10549

Re: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)

I thought it was the other way round? If the value is under £135, the purchaser is responsible for paying VAT (usually via the delivery service). If it's over, it is paid by the vendor and relaid by them to HMRC. No, the VAT on consignments under £135 should be collected by the retailer, over £135 ...
by st599_uk
20 Jan 2021, 10:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The Following Spring (2022)
Replies: 21
Views: 1588

Re: The Following Spring (2022)

When I travelled extensively many countries required and I believe still require "international Certificates of Vaccination" for yellow fever and cholera. I would hazard a guess, that in future this may become the "norm" for international travel with regards to a CV19 inoculatio...
by st599_uk
16 Jan 2021, 4:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring overseas 2021
Replies: 75
Views: 2734

Re: Touring overseas 2021

I know I've got a few work trips to sort out a major sporting event. Will probably take the bike, get the ferry to Hoek and then ride there. As for travel for Leisure, hopefully late summer. I would not count on being let into the Netherlands. Quite a few travellers have already been turned back, a...
by st599_uk
16 Jan 2021, 10:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring overseas 2021
Replies: 75
Views: 2734

Re: Touring overseas 2021

I know I've got a few work trips to sort out a major sporting event. Will probably take the bike, get the ferry to Hoek and then ride there.

As for travel for Leisure, hopefully late summer.
by st599_uk
14 Jan 2021, 5:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle trackers
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: Bicycle trackers

The Tile dongle relies on other Tile users walking within Bluetooth range whilst they're Bluetooth is operating to update the website.

It's good in cities near busy streets, but in remoter locations may not update often.
by st599_uk
14 Jan 2021, 3:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring overseas 2021
Replies: 75
Views: 2734

Re: Touring overseas 2021

I'm not sure what timescale people are looking at, but currently British Citizens aren't allowed to enter the EU for tourism.

I think dates we're allowed back are out of our control and will book once it becomes apparent, although may take a boat over.
by st599_uk
14 Jan 2021, 12:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 310
Views: 10549

Re: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)

Regardless of whether or not there are duties, there is paperwork and, as a bike is over E150, from June Spa would have to collect VAT at the applicable rate for the destination state and register with that country's VAT office. There are also, as we see, delays in shipping, which might possibly le...