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What kind of gifts should be declared?

A person who receives a gift must declare it (clear it through customs) and pay any import duties if the gift is sent

  • from outside the EU customs or fiscal territory, or
  • from the EU customs territory but from outside the EU fiscal territory (for example the Channel Islands) and
  • the transport company will inform you when you have to declare the goods.

The transport company will inform you when you need to declare a consignment.


Points to consider

Ask the sender for an account of the content and value of the gift consignment.

Read more: Clearing gifts through Customs


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Information on filling in declarations


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