Customers in the EU – VAT & customs duties

  • The taxes and duties depend on the contents’ value. The thresholds are as follows:
    o  Since 1 July 2021, most goods to the EU (with the exception of gifts) are now subject to VAT and potentially a clearance fee.
    o  Goods above €150 may be subject to VAT, customs duties and a clearance fee.
  • The thresholds and the amounts charged vary from country to country. The customs authorities in the destination country determine the thresholds and the amounts charged. See guidance from the European Commission.
  • the responsibility for tax and duties lies with the customer

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