In a DDP arrangement, the supplier is responsible for delivering the goods at the destination of buyer and paying all costs in bringing the goods to the destination including import duties and VAT. Risk and title to the goods are transferred to the buyer at the destination i.e., on delivery.
It is to be noted, that when sale is made on a DDP basis, goods are physically located in the mainland i.e., where the date and place of supply crystallized.
The supply will be subject to VAT and will attract standard rate of VAT (5% or 0% based on product, below example is drawn with an assumption that it’s a 5% standard rated supply).
This position may apply irrespective of which party (customer or supplier) acted as the “importer on record” for customs (import) purposes.
Point to be noted: being the importer of record is not a conclusive evidence of the ownership the goods (goods may be imported by agent also on-behalf of principle).
In the event, where sales were on DDP, and VAT is not been accounted for on supplies that should have been subjected to VAT (as stated above), you may be required to assess for adjustment in upcoming VAT return “or”required to disclose the same under voluntary disclosure (VD).
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