When we visit an online shop is important to know where is it based and where does it ship from. The two main reasons is

1. Buyers Protection Law and

2. Taxes.

Below we have created an infographic to help you learn the basic differences between buying from an online shop based in EU and an online shop based outside the EU as a consumer in Cyprus.

When it comes to EU is considered a free trade zone between the countries. Meaning that anything we buy from any other member country we don’t pay any taxes. Also as consumers we enjoy certain rights.

You can check which countries are EU members or not here.

Compare between buying from EU online shops and non-EU