Customs declaration and accompanying export documents

  • During the export process, goods with a value of over €1000 which are exported from the EU to a non-EU country are declared electronically to the customs authorities using the  ATLAS export procedure or using IAA-Plus (Internet export declaration+, confirmation by means of an ELSTER certificate). This is also required if the goods value on an individual shipping day to various consignees in the relevant country of destination exceeds €1000.

  • After declaring your shipment you receive the accompanying export document from the customs authorities, together with the customs identification (MRN) number which is required for clearance. This also serves as proof of export.

  • If special customs regulations or sanctions apply in the case of the particular country, even shipments with a goods value of below €1000 have to be declared. In such cases the required permits and any other relevant documents have to be available during customs clearance. More information is available from the Customs or your Chamber of Commerce search.

  • The export declaration should be implemented at the latest 24 hours before the shipment is handed to the DPD dispatch depot.

  • As was previously the case, small shipments with a value below €1000 which are not subject to prohibitions and restrictions do not need to be declared electronically.