2 points of clarification. 2 observations and 1 last question
1. We do not have a depot in the UK. As mentioned in my post we either send goods to Amazon or for eBay purchases on line to an independent Co. that then packs and posts to the end user who are private individuals.(that company does it for many other businesses not just ours). This is just a fact and as such UK corporation tax isn't we understand incurred
2.We are obviously not distance selling because we based outside Europe and it does not apply.
3. . The disturbing point is that so far as we were aware and our obviously simple reading of HMRC guidelines and advise of other Chinese business operators rather than a UK adviser such as yourself, that as an offshore company we pay appropriate taxes for Hong Kong (which appears at least to be correct) and VAT at the threshold for the UK. Hence the original question asking for clarification as what counties threshold if we sell to more than the UK.
4. Depending on how you look at it, fortunately the Hong Kong company was only formed in late June with the idea that we would take over some smaller sole traders who have been selling on eBay etc (Europeans doing their thing from China who are now going back home and leaving China) , As so we have only just reached these high levels and done so within a very very short period by just taking on existing businesses.
Just 2 last questions:
Please confirm a) we need to register for VAT and this bit I now hope is true within one month of the end of the month in which we started selling to the UK and
b) this is the case for all European Countries
Finally Thank You in anticipation you have been concise and have answered questions that many "experts have avoided"