The United Kingdom is to leave The European Union and that also includes Scotland – at least until the Scots might chose independence – and Europe.
But what does the Brexit mean to kilt buyers living in Europe? Well technically it is going to be a bit more complicated. But prices on kilts should not go up very much, if at all.
For years it has been extremely easy – one of the blessings of belonging to EU. You just paid the price including British VAT and had your kilt delivered.
When the Brexit is a reality it shall be different:
You’ll have to pay the kilt price excluding British VAT plus freight, added 12% import tax, added your local VAT plus a handling fee to the courier company. 10 EU countries do have a VAT rate of 20 % or lower. In 6 countries it is approx. the same (21%) and in 11 it varies from 22% to 27%, meaning worse.
It is to believe, however, that the British Pound shall loose so much compared to the Euro and other European currencies (it has already started) that this shall more than compensate for the 12 % import tax on clothing. In some countries, therefore their new kilt might become a little cheaper, in others a little bit more expensive.
Right now, who these days is ordering a kilt from Scotland can save money compared to one month ago.