Customs regulations for export shipments of parcels to countries outside the EU

All merchandise and documents shipped to countries outside the EU are subject to a customs declaration as required by applicable customs regulations. Click here to see the list of third countries (countries outside of the EU). Click here to see the list of EU countries and excepted areas in the EU.

As a general rule, no customs documents are needed for items sent to destinations within the EU. Exceptions include merchandise subject to consumption tax, e.g. alcohol, tobacco, etc. and goods considered to be highly sensitive in terms of export control policy.

The following customs forms are required for non-EU countries and excepted areas in the EU:

  • CN 23 customs declaration
  • CP 71 parcel card (three carbon copy)
  • Commercial invoice or pro forma invoice in two copies or value declaration on CN 23
  • Movement certificate EUR 1
  • Export declaration and printout of export accompanying document with MRN

  • CN 23 customs declaration
  • CP 71 parcel card (three carbon copy)
  • Commercial invoice or pro forma invoice in two copies or value declaration on CN 23
  • Export declaration and printout of export accompanying document with MRN

  • CN 23 customs declaration
  • CP 71 parcel card (three carbon copy)
  • Commercial invoice or pro forma invoice in two copies or value declaration on CN 23

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Save time now and fill in the customs form in advance.

Information about Online customs form

In order for you to pay customs duties for your items, customs authorities in the country of destination must know the exact content of your item. Therefore, you need to fully complete the declaration to avoid delays or inconveniences for the recipient. Incorrect or misleading declarations may lead to fines or confiscation of the item.

Your merchandise may be subject to restrictions. It is your responsibility to find information about import and export regulations (bans, quarantine limitations, restrictions for pharmaceutical products etc.) as well as about the documents required by the country of destination (commercial invoice, certificate of origin, health certificate, licences, authorizations for merchandise subject to quarantine restrictions such as animal and plant products, food items etc.).

Any merchandise imported or exported as part of a transaction that involves money or a barter system is considered commercial merchandise. Please note the list of prohibited items for your country of destination (e.g. hazardous goods, cash etc.). To learn more, see our country-specific information. Please note the general prohibitive provisions and specific provisions for air freight. For more information, please see the GTC - International Parcels.

Just follow these easy steps:

 

Please complete all fields of the customs form (fields marked with an * are required fields).

Sender and addressee information:

Name
Street
Postcode
City/Town
Country
E-mail address or telephone number 

Item data:

Article description/indicated content
Customs option/item type
Country of origin of merchandise (business clients only)
Merchandise value/value for customs purposes/currency
Net weight
Volume/amount

 

Important information

From 1 January 2021 all consignment and customs data for letters and parcels containing goods must be recorded electronically. If you do not have the option of entering the data electronically in advance, you can still obtain the customs form (CN23) in paper form at any post office. The data will be entered electronically at a post office when the consignment is posted. A fee of 2.90 euros will be charged for this service from 1 January 2021.

Go to customs form (available in German only)