Customs in the Czech Republic

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Customs Procedures

Import Procedures
Since its accession to the European Union on May, 1st of 2004, the Czech Republic has adopted the EU Common External Tariff. Consequently, trade with Czech Republic is totally free from customs duties, provided that the country of origin of the goods is one of the other 24 EU Member States. Nevertheless, when introducing goods into the Czech Republic, exporters shall fill in an intrastat declaration.


In case of non EU countries regular customs procedure must be done so that goods could enter the market. This procedure consists from customs declaration at the customs office. This customs office assesses customs duty. Customs office may claim a money deposit for this “customs debt”. Customs debt must be paid in the given date.

Specific Import Procedures
Importing Samples

Customs Duties and Taxes on Imports

Average Customs Duty (Excluding Agricultural Products)
Exchanges within the European Union are free and not charged.
Since its accession to the European Union on May, 1st of 2004, the Czech Republic has adopted the EU Common External Tariff. The duties for non-European countries are relatively low, especially for manufactured goods (3% on average for the general rate).

In order to get exhaustive regulations and custom tariffs regarding their products, refer to the TARIC code and its database, which includes all applicable customs duties and all customs trade policy measures for all the goods.

Products Having a Higher Customs Tariff
Textile, clothing items (high duties and quota system) and food-processing industry sectors (average duties of a 17.3% and numerous tariff quotas, PAC) still know protective measures.
Preferential Rates
With the countries that are linked with the EU by multilateral or bilateral treaties.
Give website of the Customs Administration of the Czech Republic gives more details.
Customs Classification
The Combined Nomenclature of the European Community (EC) integrates the HS Nomenclature and comprises additional 8-digit subdivisions and legal notes specifically created to address the needs of the Community.
Method of Calculation of Duties
Ad valorem on the CIF value of the goods
Method of Payment of Customs Duties
Customs should be paid in cash or via other payment instrument (money transfer order, etc.). Customs duties are to be paid at the customs office, not at the border. Customs offices are situated in every bigger city of the Czech republic.
For further information, consult the website of the Czech Customs Administration.
Import Taxes (Excluding Consumer Taxes)

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