Motorcycles: EU Countries

Treasury written question – answered on 8th March 2021.

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Photo of Tracy Brabin Tracy Brabin Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the EU on allowing motorcycles purchased in the UK to be moved and used in the EU, without the need to pay EU VAT, where those motorcycles are temporarily in the EU for a recreational period and will not be sold in the EU.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

Discussions about VAT on goods have featured as part of discussions with the EU in the context of the Withdrawal Agreement.

The VAT treatment of goods entering the EU, including on a temporary basis, is a matter for the EU. EU Member States are responsible for the implementation of those rules.

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