Rules clearing deliveries worth less than €150 through customs should be easier

People will be able to use electronic form.

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Imported goods from non-EU countries will be subject to a new duty starting in July. An electronic custom declaration for all goods must be submitted along with a VAT payment for all deliveries up to €22.

At the same time, there will be simpler rules for clearing deliveries worth €150 or less, without any bans and limitations, through customs, according to the Financial Administration.

“It will be possible to clear customs for consignments that will be duty-free through the Financial Administration's new website,” said its spokesperson Martina Rybanská.


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Goods subjected to excise tax, such as alcoholic beverages, or goods with certain bans and limitations, like products made of protected animals and weapons, will be exempted from the simpler rules.

As a result, a standard custom clearance declaration will have to be used.

Online information and call centre

People do not have to be afraid of the new duties, Rybanská said. The Financial Administration will publish important information on its website and provide it through its nonstop customs call centre as well.

“People will not have to use the services of private haulage companies for clearing customs,” Rybanská noted. “They will be able to do it on their own, and this saves money.”

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