The EU's Import One Stop Shop (IOSS)

The IOSS was created by the EU to facilitate and simplify the declaration and payment of Value Added Tax (VAT) for imported goods to the EU with a value not exceeding €150 (this excludes VAT and postage). This means we can charge EU Member State VAT through the store. There will be no VAT due on imports, no duty and no customs clearance charges. The cost you pay online will be your final cost. If you've selected your EU Member State when entering the store, all prices will include your country's rate of VAT.

Please note that if the value of your goods (excluding VAT and postage) exceeds €150, no VAT will be applied during checkout, and your order will be subject to VAT, duties and customs clearance charges at importation to the EU Member State. Any associated costs will be charged through your local shipping provider. The Needle Store is not responsible for any of these charges. If you refuse a shipment, we can refund your order (excluding postage costs) on its return to us, but please note that if you refuse the shipment and extra return shipping costs are incurred, we cannot cover these costs, and the payment will be deducted from your refund. 

Check out our blog for more information on the IOSS and how it works at The Needle Store.

Click here for VAT rates for The European Union as of 2023 (source: @taxfoundation) 

Books & publications - in the UK, we're able to zero rate for UK VAT. This does not apply in the EU, therefore we're unable to sell these items in the EU.

We ship to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.