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    Shipping & Returns

    EU VAT changes are effective from 1 July 2021

    • From 1 July 2021, all commercial goods imported into the EU are subject to VAT. The current VAT exemption for the importation of goods up to 22 Euros was removed.
    • This means the recipient of the goods MUST pay VAT at the rate charged in the country of delivery.

    Please note that most shipments valued under 150 Euros are not subject to Customs duties on arrival in the EU. This is separate from VAT and will continue to apply post 1 July 2021.


    Impact of Brexit on EU deliveries

    From January 2021, EU shipments may be subject to import charges and taxes.

    Charges applied to products ordered from outside the UK are the responsibility of the buyer. Marine Society is unable to assess or control these costs, which must remain your responsibility to pay.

    Brexit has had an impact on delivery times, and there might be delays in EU orders.


    Please note that orders to Europe and the Rest of the World may be delayed by customs.


    We aim where possible to dispatch books three times a week. Shipping confirmation will be sent upon despatch. Stock may not be immediately available, but we will keep in touch to let you know the estimated delivery time.

    Any enquiries about delivery or possible returns should be addressed to the Marine Society Shop at

    You should contact the Marine Society Shop directly for larger volume orders to receive our best quotes for shipping. If you would like to use an international courier, contact us directly by email to get a quote.


    Returns Policy

    You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund.

    You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper. However, in many cases, you will receive a refund more quickly.

    If you need to return an item, please Contact Us with your order number and details about the product you would like to return. We will respond quickly with instructions on how to return items from your order.


    IMO E-readers and E-books

    Once you confirm the email address for the e-reader or receive your login details for the e-book, we are unable to accept returns.