About Shipping to the EU
New EU regulations are being enforced that require CE certified labeling. EU safety standards for toys and games are also being applied to adult wargames.
Recently, EU shipments have been seized at import ostensibly for enforcement of EU safety standards (and also for VAT verification). These shipments included games from several companies and have nothing specifically to do with Columbia Games.
One such shipment has been locked down since January. We do not know if it will ever be released or returned to us. A lawyer is advocating for the importer, but we are powerless to help. A second shipment was also similarly delayed in Belgium.
We are planning, therefore, to send Hammer of the Scots individually from the USA. That import process works (we do it every day).
We realize that VAT and handling fees are part of the equation - but at least the games arrive.
Is there a better answer?
Producing inside the EU bypasses the “border” which is the only place these regulations can be enforced (at the moment).
It also solves most of the hassle problems.
We estimate that 500 EU backers are needed to make that viable.
Let’s shoot for the stars:
Back the project and encourage your friends to back it too. If support is sufficient, and we find the right partner, we will produce Hammer of the Scots in the EU.
If not, we will provide a game dollar credit to help with the handling fees.