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HMRC are incorrect. Yous should draw their attention to the Gov UK web site avice on the treatment of VAT on goods acquired from another EU country:
'If you’re registered for VAT in the UK and receive goods from other countries in the EU you’ll normally account for the VAT through your VAT return. You’ll need to account for the VAT at the same rate that you would have paid if you had bought them from a UK supplier. This VAT is known as acquisition tax and you can normally reclaim this if the acquisitions relate to VAT taxable supplies that you make.'
Were you selling to Poland then, of course, the reverse charge would ap[ply.
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