Aluminium Trade Deal Beats Brexit Price Hikes

A Belarus factory

Alutech Systems is reassuring customers that its prices will be unaffected by Brexit changes - Alutech trades and imports from outside the EU, so any costs are already covered.

European system suppliers have previously payed zero customs duty when importing into the UK. This all changed with Brexit and customers could see a price increase of around 5-8% depending on product.

At the end of last year, the aluminium systems supplier confirmed that there would be no price increase implemented in January.


Key points to be aware of:

  • Imports will need to be declared through an agent.

  • VAT will need to be paid prior to delivery, unless you apply for a government guarantee.

  • Duty will need to be paid prior to delivery, which will be around 6% on Aluminium Profiles.

  • Agents will charge you a minimum fee per invoice/delivery.

  • Deliveries may be delayed through customs, either for checks or lack of capacity in ports due to an increase in demand.


 “All of the above could potentially add a massive cost to your business. In these unprecedented times, we appreciate that all businesses are stretched thinly for time and resources. The last thing you need is more hassle and reduced margins.”

– Steve Hudson 

Managing Director, Alutech Systems



“Luckily, here at Alutech Systems," continues Alutech's Hudson, "we import directly from our partner in Belarus and already have all of the processes and associated costs in place. This gives our customers peace of mind that buying from Alutech Systems will be business as usual!”

Picture: Alutech Group Belarus.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
11th January 2021


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