// Brexit causes delays and fees of up to £5 on fashion items shipped from the EU
// Parcels with the wrong documentation are being returned to sender when they reach the border
// Anyone sending parcels from the EU to the UK needs to fill in forms including proof of origin
Shoppers have reportedly faced delays and extra fees of up to £5 on fashion items shipped from the EU, as Brexit continues to cause delivery issues.
Retailers such as & Other Stories, Asics, and Goodhood have blamed Brexit for the delivery delays, with hold-ups lasting up to weeks.
Parcels with the wrong documentation are being returned to sender when they reach the border, Mail On Sunday reported.
The main cause of the delays is expected to be new paperwork and extra customs and border security arrangements.
Under the new rules, anyone sending parcels from the EU to the UK needs to fill in forms including proof of origin and the reason for sending the package.
Retailers selling to Britain now have to pay customs duties and fill out declaration forms, as well as registering for VAT in the UK.
VAT relief on imported goods under £15 has been scrapped.
The rise in deliveries comes as online orders increase while Britain remains in lockdown.
Meanwhile, some retailers and delivery firms are charging fees to cover the cost of the extra red tape.
H&M-owned & Other Stories said it had suffered delays “for a limited period” because of Brexit, while Asics and Goodhood also warned online customers about Brexit hold-ups.