Customs Information for International Parcels

Customs regulations for exporting parcels
 
All merchandise and documents shipped to countries outside the EU are subject to a customs declaration as required by applicable customs regulations.

Click here to see the list of third countries (countries outside of the EU).

As a general rule, no customs documents are needed for items sent to destinations within the EU. Exceptions include merchandise subject to consumption tax, e.g. alcohol, tobacco, etc. and goods considered to be highly sensitive in terms of export control policy.
 
Click
 here to see the list of EU countries and excepted areas in the EU, e.g. Heligoland, Büsingen, etc.

The following customs forms are required for non-EU countries and excepted areas in the EU:

Up to 1.000 euro

 

  • CN 23 customs declaration
  • CP 71 parcel card (three carbon copy)
  • Commercial invoice or pro forma invoice in two copies or value declaration on CN 23

1.000 euro and up

 

  • CN 23 customs declaration
  • CP 71 parcel card (three carbon copy)
  • Commercial invoice or pro forma invoice in two copies or value declaration on CN 23
  • Export declaration and printout of export accompanying document with MRN

6.000 euro and up

 

  • CN 23 customs declaration
  • CP 71 parcel card (three carbon copy)
  • Commercial invoice or pro forma invoice in two copies or value declaration on CN 23
  • Movement certificate EUR 1
  • Export declaration and printout of export accompanying document with MRN

Please note the general prohibitive provisions and specific provisions for air freight. For more information, please see the GTC - International Parcels.

 


Customs clearance for imports

When importing goods from third countries, the following costs may be charged:

  • Import duties (import VAT, customs duties)
  • Customs handling fee in the amount of EUR 10