Originally Posted by Tiki2
Hi. it used to be that sailing off to the Channel Islands was considered outside the EU for VAT purposes and so it may be worth checking this option as it is five years since I last sailed there.
for VAT yes , for TIR No. By Treaty the Channels islands and the Isle of Man are inside the customs
union. In that they are the same as the Canaries
, inside but no VAT.
ps an american detailed here on CF how they fell foul of that issue in portugal
and thought the trip to Jersey freed them of the 18 month restrictions, the Portuguese officer knew her rules better.