As a rule, you do not have to pay any costs for official acts, i.e. services provided by the customs administration. However, in certain cases, costs (fees and expenses) are incurred for special customs administration activities. For example, costs are incurred Official acts which, on request, take place outside the official place or office or outside opening hours. Except official acts the tax inspectorate which, for reasons attributable to the Customs Administration's area of responsibility, cannot take place at the office location or not within the opening hours the storage of non-Union goods by the customs office official acts, in particular those of customs supervision, carried out at aerodromes which are not customs aerodromes the official guarding and escorting of means of transport or goods official acts which give rise to an administrative burden because they are carried out at a specific time at the request of the customs authorities official acts relating to the tax warehousing of alcohol, except where this is a tax supervision measure supervision of operations involving the use of equipment, containers or devices under permanent official surveillance for purposes other than those declared official surveillance of sealed bonded warehouses official acts in connection with the destruction of goods, in particular their customs supervision official acts in connection with the discharge of excise goods in free circulation or the granting of an export refund outside the official place or office or outside opening hours supervision or denaturing for the purpose of obtaining a tax or price concession, with the exception of denaturing duly carried out by the tax warehousekeeper himself the examination of goods in certain cases the making of photocopies and copies Customs charges are levied in addition to any import or export duties that may be payable. You must apply for the chargeable official act in advance.