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Thank you AJ,
Just to further clarify,
With regards XXXXX XXXXX second question, if the Independent Distributor pays a yearly fee for the use / lease of the domain name in addition to the purchase of products from the company, of which an ongoing percentage ( for branding) is built in ( hidden cost) to the wholesale purchase price of the products they purchase for sale on the .co.uk
Would that anyhow constitute a franchise
If it is deemed a franchise, wouldn't there be certain fillings that would need to be made under a country law ( in this case the UK) to be registered as a Franchise and certain criteria , such a length of time in business and finances that would need to be disclosed before being able to operate a franchise? And operating as a franchise outside of this would be breaking the law ???
Thank you for following up . I do have another question though it refers a Caribbean based company, sending stock to and having a fulfilment house in the UK dispatch items to customers in the UK which would be marketed and sold by independent sales agents.
The fulfilment house mentioned that I would need to provide a VAT number and import in the name of the Caribbean company, how would I go about paying UK sales tax as a Caribbean company without establishing a company in the UK.
The previous UK company was dissolved so as to exit and recruit independent sales reps
I visited the HRMC website but haven't found this information for non eu businesses.
Do you by chance know the UK law in so far as overseas companies hipping from fulfilment houses in the UK
When the independent agents sell the goods in the instance of:
online sales- sales agents would be selling from a .com ( they can use other channels such as ebay /amazon on their own but would need to submit/place the order through the .com (international site) , before the items are dispatched to their customer, therefore they would receive an invoice and would need to make payment to the.com. The other scenario in this instance is the sales agents are given an affiliate link which they would promote to customers and customers would click and shop on the .com on their own and be invoiced directly, with the agent just collecting a comission.
The other scenario would be the sales agent selling to a physical location making the order online and the customer being invoiced by the sales agent but with the Caribbean company sales details.
Thanks you in advance
I think i just got confused.
If the supplies aren't made in the UK but are made in Barbados and exported to the UK for point of sale in the UK.
Also with regards to exporting the product to the UK to fill the order generated by the sales agent then what happens tax wise here, would the company incur tax in the UK and in the Caribbean as well?
Thank you in advance