That for importing from outside the EU for instance if I was to buy fabric from the USA and it was valued over the £15 then I would have to pay the VAT on that at the normal rate of 20% + the Royal Mail Handing Charge of £8 if it was sent via a courier that Handling charge would be even more expensive.
If I ordered it from a EU community country I wouldn’t have to pay the VAT on it. It would be free of VAT. This is to encourage us to buy within the EU rather than from the USA and the rest of the world.
Where vat comes into things is different for different types of items and also the import duty on top of VAT. But you’ll not be importing those type of things, the higher price range of items.
Besides you are looking at exporting not importing.
I have worked in an export/import department for large company, importing and exporting high ticket and high quanties items.