Update on EU Imposed Tariffs Relating to Pintables, Parts and Accessories
As many of you are aware, the recent update to tariffs placed upon pinball machines, their accessories and consumables was swift and lacked meaningful consultation with any US/EU supply chain members.
Without politicising this decision, mainstream media have commented that this is in response to a dispute over alleged subsidies and payments within the US and EU over Boeing (manufactured in Washington and California) and Airbus (manufactured in France and Germany). Common commentary suggests that these tariffs are in direct retaliation to tariffs implemented on the EU last year.
As things currently stand, when the UK moves to the UK Global Tariff on January 1st, 2020, all tariffs on Pinball machines, accessories and consumables will cease. Returning the UK to a 0% tariff situation.
Considering this, and not wishing to pass this tariff on to our loyal customers, we have made the decision to hold our shipment of new in box machines to arrive in January 2021. Where all prices paid will remain the same.
We will continue to monitor the situation, and keep our customers updated as things progress. Should you wish to discuss options on bringing your games to the UK prior to the implementation of the UK Global Tariff, we can discuss this, however current estimates are that this will attract a £700 shipping fee, plus a 25% tariff on the cost of the machine.
We understand that this is not a perfect situation and continue to explore the best outcomes for our customers and supporters. We do currently have a stock holding in the UK of new in box machines, which we are able to offer at pre tariff pricing.