Ordering perfumes and eau de toilette products online and clearing them through customs

Online orders of perfumes and eau de toilette products from outside the EU must always be cleared through customs and the import taxes must be paid for them.

Perfumes and eau de toilette products ordered from within the customs and fiscal territory of the EU do not need to be cleared through customs, and no taxes need to be paid for them. Perfumes and eau de toilette products ordered from outside the customs and fiscal territory of the EU, on the other hand, are subject to tax regardless of their value. Therefore, they always require customs clearance.

Perfumes and eau de toilette products ordered from within the customs territory but from outside the fiscal territory of the EU (e.g. the Åland Islands), need to be cleared through customs.

However, VAT will not need to be paid if the amount of tax indicated in the customs clearance decision is less than five euros.

If a consignment that should have been cleared through customs is delivered direclty to your home, you must clear it after delivery. Read more about customs clearance after delivery. 

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