Shipping to Germany?

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Introduction

Boasting the Europe's most successful economy, Germany is Europe's second largest eCommerce market. In 2015, Germany's eCommerce market was 59.9B EUR, rising to 62B EUR in 2016. The growth of eCommerce in Germany is already significantly higher than retail, and the eCommerce industry is projected to surpass $82B by 2018.

Taxation

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.


CIF: import duty and taxes are calculated based on the sum of the customs value, shipping cost and insurance.

FOB: import duty and taxes are calculated only on the customs value of the imported goods.


Country
Germany - DE
Currency
Euro - EUR
Tax (VAT / GST)
19%
Threshold Method
CIF
Tax Threshold
22 EUR
Tax & Duty Calculation Method
CIF
Duty Threshold
22 EUR
Incoterms
The import duty and taxes payable are calculated on the CIF value, i.e. the sum of the value of the imported goods and the cost of shipping and insurance.
Import duties
Mobiles
0%
Tablets
0%
Computers & Laptops
0%
Cameras
0%
Accessories (no-battery)
0%
Accessories (battery)
5%
Health & Beauty
0%
Fashion
12%
Watches
2%
Jewelry
0%
Dry Food & Supplements
9%
Home & Appliances
2%
Home & Garden
6%
Toys
0%
Sports
3%
Luggage
5%
Audio Video
2%
Documents
0%
Gaming
0%
Books & Collectibles
0%
Pet Accessories
3%
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Rates

0.5lbs parcel going from United States to Germany
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Delivery Time
Courier Rating
Services
Shipping Cost

Fastest

FedEx - International Priority Pickup
2 - 4 working days
4.4 / 5 123 votes

Drop-off

FedEx - International Priority Pickup
USD 28.86

Our pick

FedEx - International Economy Pickup
4 - 6 working days
4.7 / 5 122 votes

Drop-off

FedEx - International Economy Pickup
USD 25.48
USD 70.78
- 64%

Cheapest

Global Post - Economy
10 - 15 working days
2.8 / 5 234 votes

Drop-off

Global Post - Economy
USD 12.20

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Restrictions

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

Restricted Items
Restricted items are goods which must meet certain conditions before going through Customs Clearance.
Pets
Powdered Milk and Canned Food
Currency
Fur and Leather Products
Chemicals
Radioactive Materials
Prohibited Items
Prohibited items are goods which cannot be imported into the country.
Drugs
Firearms
Explosives
Meat and Dairy Products
Endangered Animals
Endangered Plants

Shipping Documents

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

Additional Information

Outside Delivery Area
The courier may apply a surcharge when delivering to less populated areas due to the higher operational costs involved.
Non-working Days
Saturday and Sunday are considered non-working days. You may experience delays for your shipments on these days.
Public Holidays
Non working days also occur during public holiday. Please refer to the official Holidays Page .