Customs in Ireland
Overview by Globlatrade.net:
- Import Procedures
- Importation of goods from another EU state is no longer required to make a customs entry. There is requirement to complete an Intrastate supplementary declaration if EU imports exceed an annual value threshold.
Importing goods from outside the European Union need to be declared by making an entry and delivering to Customs. Approved traders and agents can input this data directly into Customs' computerized entry processing system, known as Direct Trader Input (DTI).
- Specific Import Procedures
- Informations on Fedex website
- Importing Samples
- Importation of food:
License to import samples.
Samples of goods that are of negligible value are admitted free of import duties
Samples of goods that are mutilated may be admitted duty free provided their character as samples have not been destroyed
Valuable samples may be temporarily imported under deposit or bond for periods up to 12 months
Customs Duties and Taxes on Imports
- Average Customs Duty (Excluding Agricultural Products)
- Ireland applies EU tariffs (customs duties) that are based on the international Harmonized System of product classification. For further information visit the website of
Irish Tax and Customs and the website of
Customs Union of the EU.
- Products Having a Higher Customs Tariff
- Textile, clothing items and food-processing industry sectors (average duties of a 17.3% and numerous tariff quotas, PAC) still know protective measures.
- Preferential Rates
- On imports from countries with which the European Union has signed trade agreement. There are many multilateral agreements signed with Europe: bilateral commercial agreements with the EU.
- Customs Classification
- TARIC is the Integrated Community Tariff integrating all measures relating to tariff, commercial and agricultural legislation, tariff information are provided.
- Method of Calculation of Duties
- Consult the Calculation of customs duties on the European Union website.
- Method of Payment of Customs Duties
- When importing goods you must pay any charges of duty, VAT, levies, which are liable under Irish or EC law. You can defer paying most import charges for an average of 30 days. To be approved for deferment, you must meet certain rules and agree to pay by direct debit.
- Import Taxes (Excluding Consumer Taxes)
- Excise taxes are levied on a limited number of products: gasoline, diesel fuel, spirits, beer, wine, bottled water, cider, tobacco, motor vehicles, liquid petroleum gas. The excise rates vary depending on the products. The tax is imposed whether the goods are manufactured in Ireland or imported from EU or non-EU countries.
Energy products and electricity
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