Do I need to pay VAT when exporting to Non-EU Countries?



I am new to exporting and would like some advice on VAT.

If I purchase goods from a UK wholesaler and export the goods to a non-eu country, would I need to pay VAT on the goods from that supplier? Or would that supplier zero rate it?

I am confused because the goods would be purchased through me first (being in the UK) before being exported. Therefore I am not sure whether the supplier would zero rate the goods or not as i am not from a non-eu country.

I hope that makes sense and my thanks in advance for any assistance on this matter.


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