If you are moving to the European Union from a third country, you can usually import household goods and other household effects duty-free. However, you must declare this to customs.If you as an employer wish to employ foreign skilled workers who come from third countries, the Federal Employment Agency must generally approve this. You can have the requirements for approval checked in advance.If you are importing goods into Germany from outside the EU, you can submit the customs declaration via the Internet.If you are involved in customs-related activities, such as importing or exporting goods, you must apply for an EORI number.If you import goods into the European Union, you can get customs duties reimbursed or waived under certain conditions. You can apply to the customs authorities even if you do not have access to the ATLAS system.When importing goods into Germany, the applicable customs duties and import turnover taxes are always due, which usually have to be paid directly upon import. Under certain conditions, you as an importer or freight forwarder can apply for a deferral of payment.Do you want to use a deferral account to process deferred payments with customs? Among other things, you need a deferral BIN with which you can identify yourself electronically.
These Assistance Services support you in exercising your rights and fulfilling your duties in the European internal market.
The pan-European network of Points of Single Contact can provide you with details of any legal requirements and help you to complete relevant procedures.