When is VAT payable on pets entering the UK from outside the EU?

If you import a pet into the UK from a non-EU country, VAT may be payable on the pet's value. This isn't a new regulation, but since 1 April 2017 these VAT payments are being more rigorously enforced than before. This blog post gives an overview of the different criteria that mean you will or won't have to pay VAT. For more details, see the notice on www.gov.uk If you're moving to the UK from a non-EU country You won't have to pay VAT on the value of your pet when you arrive if you apply in advance for Transfer of Residence [...]