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Customs Advice

The importation of certain products into a country is restricted in order to protect the economy and safety of its citizens. The restrictions may be imposed by Customs or by any other agency which has regulatory authority.

We provide a shipping service only and Customs at the parcel's destination will determine whether any charges are payable on your package. All duties, taxes and/or quarantine fees applied are at the discretion of local customs or governmental organisations and are out of our control.

If the addressee refuses to pay duties/taxes, the parcel may be held, returned (if allowed by Customs) or destroyed, and additional costs may be incurred. As per Terms and Conditions, those charges will be billed to the sender.

Please note, no shipping costs are recoverable for parcels held or destroyed, even if shipping protection cover has been purchased.

Majority of parcels can be delivered door to door, once it has cleared customs at destination. However, some countries have a door to airport service only. In those countries, the recipients may have to present themselves to either Customs or the local courier's office to take possession of their consignment.

We advise you to verify independently, all Customs, Governmental and Quarantine regulations. These rules can and do frequently change without prior notice or recourse.

World Customs Organisation

http://www.wcoomd.org/en/about-us/wco-members/customs-websites.aspx

Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI)

It is now a requirement that all exporters sending freight outside of the E.U must have an EORI number if they are VAT registered.

If you have any queries regarding the EORI application process then please visit the HMRC website.

Documents Needed

After you have paid for a shipping service to Germany, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.

The above documents are standard for any international shipment.

Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.

Restrictions

Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment to Germany is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.

http://www.rapidparcel.com/help/prohibited-items.php

Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:

http://www.rapidparcel.com/help/packing-advice.php

Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to Germany, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.

National Holidays

  • 01/01/2018 - New year's day
  • 06/01/2018 - Epiphany
  • 27/01/2018 - Wwii genocide memorial day
  • 21/04/2018 - Kindergarten day
  • 30/04/2018 - Walpurgisnacht (witches night)
  • 01/05/2018 - Labor day
  • 13/06/2018 - Vincent's day
  • 13/08/2018 - Assumption day
  • 03/10/2018 - Unity day (national)
  • 01/10/2018 - Reformation day
  • 01/11/2018 - All saints` day
  • 01/11/2018 - Berlin wall opening day
  • 14/11/2018 - National day of mourning
  • 22/11/2018 - Buss und bettag
  • 06/12/2018 - St. nicholas day
  • 01/01/1970 - 1st day of christmas
  • 26/12/2018 - 2nd day of christmas

FAQs

We have a detailed and comprehensive Help Section here. If you cannot find the answer or advice you are looking for there, please use our enquiry form

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Example prices for Germany Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
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£ 40.00 ex. VAT£ 48.00 inc. VAT
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1kg Euro Express 1-3 business days *
£ 37.56 ex. VAT£ 45.07 inc. VAT
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1kg Rapid Economy 2-4 business days *
£ 29.00 ex. VAT£ 34.80 inc. VAT
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1kg Euro Saver 3-4 business days *
£ 33.94 ex. VAT£ 40.73 inc. VAT
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Whether you’re sending football kit to your son at the University of Cologne, forgotten promotional materials to your sales team that they need for a trade fair, important paperwork to a client in this ancient city, RapidParcel.com offers the best value and fastest package delivery service to Cologne.

Founded in 38 BC, Cologne has grown to become a major insurance and media industry centre in Germany with head offices and studios for many TV and radio stations, so whether it’s documentation or a documentary that you need to send, you’ll want a reliable carrier that you can trust to handle your package delivery to Cologne.

Although much of Cologne was badly damaged in the 1940s during the war, the city has bounced back and today there are still plenty of reasons why people travel there. It has become a seat of learning, with many universities and colleges and its 30 museums and hundreds of art galleries are a testimony to its status as an important cultural centre. So if you have someone visiting this 2,000-year-old city and you’re looking for a Cologne shipping company so that you can stay in touch, look no further than RapidParcel.com.

We’ve got all your shipping needs covered

If you are sending a delivery to Cologne for the first time you may be a little daunted by the paperwork involved. Customs regulations can be a little complex in some countries, but our courier partners are Cologne shipping experts. What’s more, RapidParcel.com automatically generates customs invoices from the details you tell us about your parcel you’re sending when you book in your delivery to Cologne.

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To book your parcel delivery to Cologne simply complete our straightforward booking form and you’ll be shown a list of our courier partners along with the services and rates that they have to offer for this destination.

With over two decades of experience working with the world’s finest carriers you can be confident that the discounted prices we offer are the best on the market. These prices may be low, but there is no reduction in service as all package deliveries booked through us are conducted with the dedication and care that you would expect from our household name partners.

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