Export and customs information.

Trouble-free customs clearance.

Export and customs information.

Trouble-free customs clearance.

Customs clearance is mandatory when goods are exported to countries which are not part of the European Union. We have compiled all the information you need about exports and customs, such as details of commercial and pro forma invoices.

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Customs declaration

What are dutiable goods?

Export of dutiable goods

Customs declaration and accompanying export documents

The export process and customs offices.

Trade within the EU

EORI number

Important information for shipping to Norway

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Export certificate and confirmation of arrival.

Since 1 October 2013 companies which are located in Germany have to prove that  shipments of goods to companies in other EU countries or non-EU countries have actually been delivered.

This proof can be legally provided in the form of a confirmation of arrival (EU), the export certificate (non-EU countries), a CMR consignment note, a carrier's receipt or other standard commercial document containing the confirmation of the consignee that the goods have been received.

Contact person

Questions on tax aspects will be dealt with by email by DPD's Accounts and Taxes team: [email protected].

Export certificate and confirmation of arrival.

Since 1 October 2013 companies which are located in Germany have to prove that  shipments of goods to companies in other EU countries or non-EU countries have actually been delivered.

This proof can be legally provided in the form of a confirmation of arrival (EU), the export certificate (non-EU countries), a CMR consignment note, a carrier's receipt or other standard commercial document containing the confirmation of the consignee that the goods have been received.

Contact person

Questions on tax aspects will be dealt with by email by DPD's Accounts and Taxes team: [email protected].

This is why you need a commercial invoice

In accordance with the applicable customs regulations, the shipment of goods or documents outside of the EU is subject to declaration. This means that the goods have to be accompanied by a commercial invoice or a pro forma invoice.

  • A commercial invoice is drawn up if the goods have commercial value.
  • A pro forma invoice is drawn up if the goods have no commercial value.

Whether it's a commercial invoice or a pro forma invoice, the document indicates the consignor and consignee, contains a full description of the contents of the shipment and details of their value. It is then signed by the consignor, who sends the original and three copies with the parcel.

This enables you to create your commercial invoice or pro forma invoice and print it out on your company stationery.

Uniform and clear: our terms of delivery

In a transport contract, the terms of delivery define the shipping costs which are the responsibility of the consignor and those which are the responsibility of the consignee. To make the process as simple as possible for you, our terms of delivery are based on the International Commercial Terms which are used worldwide.

International Commercial Terms (Incoterms for short) enable the standardised processing of commercial transactions.

They clearly regulate the distribution of costs and risks as well as the duty of care between buyer and seller. It is important for all those involved that the contract should specify which version of the Incoterms applies.

The terms of delivery in the DPD system are based on Incoterms® 2010.

The most important new feature: DDU terms have been replaced by DAP (delivered at place).

In all delivery terms the place of destination should be defined as precisely as possible (e.g. DAP Oslo), because without indication of the place no customs clearance is possible.

If a different place of customs clearance is required to the one normally used in the DPD system, this will lead to additional costs. Please consult us in such cases. The cost will be invoiced to the principal, in other words the consignor or the consignee.

Important for consignees in Switzerland without a customs account

For shipments to Switzerland, local consignees should note that in the case of parcel shipments sent DAP, DAP (customs cleared) and DDP (tax unpaid), if the goods value exceeds 62.50 CHF there will be a financing charge. It is levied for the advance provision of the finance, and amounts to 1.5 % of the import charges, with a minimum value of 8 CHF. In addition there is an administrative charge of 10 CHF. However, DPD Switzerland will only invoice these charges to the consignee (importer) if the consignee does not have a customs account (ZAZ).

If you need any further information or advice, your customers in Switzerland can contact the DPD team there by telephone on +41 848 373373.

 

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All the necessary information about the movement certificate.

The EUR 1 or EUR-MED movement certificate is a preferential document for goods produced within the EU. This preference can be important in terms of calculating the import duties which the consignee has to pay.

The movement certificates are drawn up by the consignor on the relevant standard forms and submitted to the customs authorities when the goods are exported.

The forms can be obtained from your Chamber of Commerce.

The EUR 1 or EUR-MED certificate applies to the movement of goods within the European Economic Area and to the following countries: Egypt, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Croatia, Lebanon, Lichtenstein, Morocco, Macedonia, Mexico, Montenegro, Norway, Palestine, Switzerland, Serbia, South Africa, Syria, Tunisia, states of the African, Caribbean and Pacific region, Overseas Countries and Territories.

All the information at a glance. All details are provided without guarantee. Changes made by the customs authorities are possible.

European road transport network of DPD

Country/service

Customs office

Official number

Route

Norway

Berg i Østfold, Norge

SE060340

DK/SE

Island

Malmö Tullverket Staneregionen

SE000050

DK/SE

Switzerland / Lichtenstein

- DPD CLASSIC

- DPD EXPRESS

Bietingen St. Louis Autoroute

DE004101 FR004050

CH FR

Channel Islands

Portsmouth

GB000292

GB

Bosnia and Herzegovina

CI Slavonski Brod

HR070548

SI/HR

Bosnia and Herzegovina

CI Stara Gradiska1

HR070521

SI/HR

Serbia

CI Tovarnik

HR070327

SI/HR

CI Bajakovo

HR070319

SI/HR

Croatia (import to the EU of non-EU goods by means of a T1 consignment note)

CI Jankomir

HR030171

SI/HR

Country/service

Norway

Country/service

Island

Country/service

Switzerland / Lichtenstein

- DPD CLASSIC

- DPD EXPRESS

Country/service

Channel Islands

Country/service

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Country/service

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Country/service

Serbia

Country/service

Country/service

Croatia (import to the EU of non-EU goods by means of a T1 consignment note)

Customs office

Berg i Østfold, Norge

Malmö Tullverket Staneregionen

Bietingen St. Louis Autoroute

Portsmouth

CI Slavonski Brod

CI Stara Gradiska1

CI Tovarnik

CI Bajakovo

CI Jankomir

Official number

SE060340

SE000050

DE004101 FR004050

GB000292

HR070548

HR070521

HR070327

HR070319

HR030171

Route

DK/SE

DK/SE

CH FR

GB

SI/HR

SI/HR

SI/HR

SI/HR

SI/HR

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International air transport with DPD

Service

Customs office

Official number

Route

DPD EXPRESS

Leipzig (airport)

DE005604

DE

Service

DPD EXPRESS

Customs office

Leipzig (airport)

Official number

DE005604

Route

DE

Custom clearance location by road transportation in Europe

Country

Customs office

Route

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo

BA

Iceland

Reykjavik

IS

Norway

Oslo

NO

Switzerland / Lichtenstein

- DPD CLASSIC

- DPD EXPRESS

Wittenwil Hésingue

CH, FR

Serbia

Belgrade

RS

Country

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Country

Iceland

Country

Norway

Country

Switzerland / Lichtenstein

- DPD CLASSIC

- DPD EXPRESS

Country

Serbia

Customs office

Sarajevo

Reykjavik

Oslo

Wittenwil Hésingue

Belgrade

Route

BA

IS

NO

CH, FR

RS

Foreign trade, import/export: links to selected Chamber of Commerce locations:

You will find Chambers of Commerce arranged by foreign trade focal points at info-weltweit.de

Foreign trade portals

All details are provided without guarantee. We accept no liability for the content of linked external websites.