Shipping to Italy: The Definitive eCommerce Guide

This guide is designed to show you everything you need to know about setting up your shipping strategy in Italy. Unlock your growth, by utilizing our tools and expertise, in serving millions of shipments to Italy and beyond.


Italy eCommerce Facts & Figures

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Shipping Rates & Couriers to Italy

Easyship offers a wide range of couriers & services that ship to Italy. Link your own courier account, or use our pre-negotiated rates to show the fastest, cheapest and best value deliver options for every customer.

Italy Shipping Tips & Information

Get helpful Italy shipping tips & information. Find out about public holidays and non-working days before you ship.

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Top courier services when shipping to Italy include, Hong Kong Post - AirMailTracking, Singapore Post - Airmail & USPS First Class International.

When shipping to Italy, ensure you pack shipments securely. See our guide .

Popular eCommerce platforms in Italy are Amazon , eBay & Shopify .

Payment methods used by Italy are Debit card & credit card

Saturday and Sunday are considered non-working days. You may experience delays for your shipments on these days.

Public holidays are also considered as non-working days. Please refer to the country's official Public Holiday page for specific holiday dates.

Italy Import Tax & Custom Fees

The taxation for a particular country depends on the local GST/VAT, as well as the item category and its declared value. The tax & duty threshold is the amount at which a person begins paying taxes based on the declared value of an item.

Italy calculates using the CIF method, which means the import duty and taxes are calculated based on the value of the imported goods as well as shipping costs. Click here to learn how to calculate customs charges or use our calculator to see fees.

Duties & Tax Details For Italy

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Calculation Method: CIF

Tax & duties are calculated on the price of the products and shipping costs

Tax Threshold: 22 EUR

Tax (VAT/GST): 22%

Duty Threshold: 150 EUR

Import Duty Product Categories

Shipment items in an order will have relevant duties charged at this rate


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10 %

Accessories (Battery)

0 %

Health & Beauty

0 %


12 %


5.5 %


6 %

Pets Accessories

3 %

Dry Food & Supplements

14 %

Home Appliances

2 %

Home Gardening

6 %


0 %


3 %


5 %

Audio Video

2 %


0 %


6 %

Books & Collectibles

1 %

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Shipping Documents

Shipping Documentation to Italy

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can be confusing and time consuming. Easyship generates this paperwork for you automatically based on your shipment's information, making the whole process easy.

Commercial Invoice

Battery Statement

Tax Documents & Shipping labels

Italy Customs: Shipping Restrictions & Prohibited Items

Confused on Italy customs and regulations? Before shipping to Italy (or any country), it's important to know if there are any special arrangements to make when sending them or even if they are legal at all. Get shipping regulations for Italy and other countries at Easyship.

Prohibited Items

  • Alcohol

  • Animals

  • Chemicals

  • Currency

  • Drugs

  • Explosives

  • Firearms

  • Fresh Food

  • Plants

  • Seeds

  • Tobacco

The list of restricted items changes frequently, so it's always best to check the official customs page prior to sending your goods.

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