HC Deb 05 December 1995 vol 268 c254



(1) Section 21 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 shall be amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (2) of that section at the end of paragraph (a) the word "and" shall be omitted.

(3) For paragraph (b) of that subsection there shall be substituted—

"(b) all incidental expenses, such as commission, packing, transport and insurance costs, up to the goods' first destination in the United Kingdom; and

(c) if at the time of the importation of the goods from a place outside the member States a further destination for the goods is known, and that destination is within the United Kingdom or another member State, all such incidental expenses in so far as they result from the transport of the goods to that other destination;

and in this subsection "the goods' first destination" means the place mentioned on the consignment note or any other document by means of which the goods are imported into the United Kingdom, or in the absence of such documentation it means the place of the first transfer of cargo in the United Kingdom."

(4) This Resolution shall have effect in relation to goods imported on or after 1st January 1996.

And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.