Customs in Denmark
- Import Procedures
For goods of a value under 1000kg or EUR1000, a verbal declaration at Customs, and presenting the invoice, is sufficient.
For higher values, you must deposit at the Customs office:
1) a brief declaration (air or maritime manifest) to conclude the collection of the goods.
2) a common law declaration (SAD, single administrative document), as well as the accompanying documents to allow their clearance.
The SAD form can be obtained from Chambers of Commerce or an approved printer. A computerized Customs clearance platform (SOFI: International freight computer system) can be accessed in Customs offices or in some Chambers of Commerce.
In the case of deliveries and purchases within the European Community, the declaration of exchange of goods (DEB) or Intrastat declaration must be sent to the Customs service.
- Importing Samples
- For the import, export and re-export of commercial samples the ATA (Temporary Admission) book can be used. It must be written on the product that it is a free sample and that it may not be sold.
Customs Duties and Taxes on Imports
- Average Customs Duty (Excluding Agricultural Products)
Operations carried out within the EEA are free of duty.
The Common Customs Tariff of the European Union applies to goods originating outside Europe. Generally the duty is relatively low, especially for industrial products (4.2% on average).
- Products Having a Higher Customs Tariff
- Customs duties are higher on textile and food industry products (average duty 17.3%).
- Preferential Rates
- Granted to imports from countries with which the European Union has signed trade agreements.
- Customs Classification
- The Combined Nomenclature of the European Community (EC) integrates the HS nomenclature and supplements it with its own subheadings with an eight-digit code number and its own Legal Notes created for Community purposes.
- Method of Calculation of Duties
- Ad Valorem on the CIF value of the imports
- Import Taxes (Excluding Consumer Taxes)
Excise duties are also levied on certain products, especially on spirit.
To get further information on VAT rates in Denmark, please check the list of vat rates applied within the European Union, as well as the VAT Guide for Foreign Enterprises 2002.
More detailed information on excise duties is available concerning alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, energy products on the European Commission website.
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