Welcome to Royale International Couriers Ltd 

Changes to EU VAT Rules Effective July 1st 2021
From July 1st 2021, ALL goods imported to the EU will be subject to VAT, i.e. the current VAT exemption for importation of goods up to €22 will be removed. The VAT rate is the one applicable in the EU Member State where the goods are to be delivered. 

Each shipment will now require an individual customs clearance and will be subject to Import VAT.

Other charges will also apply and deliveries may be delayed where a receiver is not forthcoming with payment (when sending as DAP)


If you do not want the receiver to be contacted for these charges, which will also include Customs Admin and Disbursement fees, please be sure to send your shipment as DDP.  If sent as DDP, additional charges will be charged to your account. 

For more information, please email info@royale.co.uk

Overview of Changes

For B2C shipments, the seller can register for IOSS, provide their IOSS number on the commercial invoice and settle the VAT through a monthly online return. 

For additional information on IOSS, please visit 

IOSS | Taxation and Customs Union (europa.eu)

EU VAT e-commerce package - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Changes to information required on Imports to the UK
From January 1st, the customs rules in the UK have changed for imports. 
Please contact info@royale.co.uk for more information. 

Import Surcharge effective until further notice.
The airlines we utilise to bring shipments are still imposing an additional per kilo surcharge.  Unfortunately, as much as we wish we could, we are not able to absorb the additional cost and must therefore pass this on to our customers. 

The surcharge will be £1.90 per kilo and applied to all import shipments.

Temporary changes to collection times

We are now reviewing our collection schedules twice weekly.  For the time being, we will maintain the below until demand begins to increase:
Central London Collections - Last booking time 12:30, latest collection approx 14:00, depending on the postcode.

Rest of UK Collections - Last booking time 10:30-12:00 (depending on location)

We hope that the current situation will start to improve in the near future, allowing us to revert to our usual business operations. 

In the meantime, we are still in a position to offer regular International Express Services through our integrator partners (destination permitting), UK Domestic Overnight and UK Special Same-day services.  

For more information, please call us on 020 8890 3004.


Fuel Surcharge July 2021
International 17.75%
Domestic      8.00%