Concept of Import/Export when manufacturing in China
We are a small start-up company that will be selling board-games in the near future. The games will be funded by Kickstarter and manufactured in China. Then they will be imported to UK and exported to USA.
Taking into account that we are UK based, I wonder what is the real condition of these imports/exports.
When the items arrive from China to UK, that counts as importing, right? But when shipping from China to USA... is that an UK export? How should it be treated regarding legislation? For instance, where should the VAT be paid, and what ammount? What other variables should we take into account?