# Cross-border business activities
Are you working in another EU country? Or would you like to temporarily or occasionally practise your profession in Germany or offer your services here? Here you will find out what you need to bear in mind.To Services
Information about Rights & Duties
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 give its consent. You can have it checked in advance whether the requirements for approval are met.
If you are importing goods into Germany from outside the EU, you can submit the customs declaration via the Internet.
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.
If you are involved in customs-related activities, such as importing or exporting goods, you must apply for an EORI number.
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.
If you want to operate a bonded warehouse, you must submit an application.