How to get on board with Spring Clear [checklist]

Delivery experts shipping goods from the UK to the EU

Spring Clear is our end-to-end solution for shipping goods from the UK to the EU under the new VAT rules. Streamline your delivery process by letting us take care of everything, from custom clearance to VAT and Duty payments. Here’s how you can get started.

Spring Clear solutions for your business

Shipping to the European Union is getting more complex under the new EU VAT rules. Spring Clear is here to make it easy with end-to-end solutions for your business needs.

Spring Clear: the basics

With Spring Clear, UK sellers can create a transparent customer experience and reduce admin under the new EU VAT rules. Customers can calculate the VAT and Duty which is due at checkout via Spring’s Landed Cost Calculator; the customs experts at our Spring hub in The Netherlands will then take care of export and EU import declarations. On top of that, we do what we do best: ensure your packages and parcels are delivered to your customers through reliable delivery partners.
Spring Clear Explained

Spring Clear IOSS

For shipments with a value below €150, UK businesses can declare and settle import VAT via the Import One-Stop Shop (IOSS) account of their VAT intermediary, who serves as their VAT representative in the European Union. 
Until the 15th of July, Spring customers can benefit from an onboarding offer with VAT intermediary Less Grey. Email to find out more.

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Requirements for Spring IOSS:
  • GB EORI & VAT number
  • IOSS registration number
  • The use of a VAT intermediary

Spring Clear IOSS+

Spring Clear IOSS+ comes with all of the above-mentioned benefits, but on top of that, we settle all due import VAT and Duty charges with the Dutch tax authorities on behalf of the UK seller for all shipments that are valued above €150. These charges will automatically be added to the Spring invoice, so you can reduce admin.
Requirements for Spring IOSS+:
  • GB EORI & VAT number
  • EU EORI  & NL VAT number
  • IOSS registration number
  • A Union OSS number 
  • The use of a VAT intermediary

Spring Clear Union OSS

With Spring Union OSS, UK sellers can settle due import VAT via their fiscal representative on a monthly or quarterly basis for all shipments on values below and above €150. Spring settles all duty charges with the Dutch tax authorities on behalf of the seller and adds them to the monthly invoice, reducing administrative time and cost.
Requirements for Spring Clear Union OSS:
  • GB EORI & VAT number
  • EU EORI number
  • NL VAT registration number
  • EU fiscal representative
  • Union OSS registration number 
  • Art. 23 license

Get started with Spring Clear

Getting started with Spring Clear is easy with the help of your dedicated account manager. Simply follow the steps below:
  1. Choose the registration scheme you’d like to use. Choose from Spring Clear IOSS, Spring Clear IOSS+ or Spring Clear Union OSS.
  2. Sign up with an intermediary or fiscal representative, if needed. Above, we’ve specified what’s needed to sign up with each service.
  3. Sign the Spring Clear contract. This is the service contract that you enter with Spring GDS UK.
  4. Provide an overview of all stock-keeping unit numbers (SKUs) of your products. We’ll do a check on HS codes and descriptions to ensure the shipments will not be delayed by customs.
  5. Provide the required registrations to your account manager. Above, we’ve specified which registrations you’ll need for each service.
  6. Prepare your check-out basket with our landed cost calculator - it’s easy to integrate and free of charge for Spring customers! Alternatively, you can include VAT / Duty charges into your selling rate. 

Spring Clear. Making shipping easy.

Want to find out how Spring Clear can help your business sell to the EU after the 1 July VAT changes? Contact your account manager or email to find out more.
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