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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.

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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 Italy, 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.


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

A shipment to Italy 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.


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:


Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to Italy, 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.


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

Example prices for Italy Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg Euro Express 1-4 business days *
£ 69.70
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1kg Euro Saver 3-6 business days *
£ 55.30

There are certain things we think you should be able to take for granted when booking a parcel delivery to Catania. Chief amongst these is a commitment to value for money and a promise that your Catania shipping will be handled safely and treated with respect. But what people often forget is how important the simplicity of the booking process is. In the past, arranging a Catania parcel delivery would be a long and arduous job, involving sourcing and comparing couriers, haggling over prices and filling in reams of complicated paperwork. At RapidParcel.com we appreciate that our customers, both personal and corporate, lead busy lives, so we harness the latest in technology to make sure that the whole process of, from first interest to successful delivery, is kept as simple and streamlined as possible.

Catania, on the east coast of the island of Sicily, has had a long and sometimes turbulent history, often suffering at the hands of Mother Nature. It was destroyed by a huge earthquake in 1169 and again in 1693. Volcanic eruptions from nearby Mount Etna have also led to problems, although the most violent of these was long ago in 1669. Today, it is one of the key economic centres of the island, with its investment in technological industries earning it the nickname 'the European Silicon valley'. The traditional petrochemical and sulphur extracting industries are still thriving, and alongside these is a booming tourist sector, with visitors from all over Europe drawn by attractions such as the Parco Zoo di Sicilia and Etnaland, a theme park that contains fairground rides, an aquatic centre and a zoo.

We make it so simple to book the best

Whether your Catania package delivery contains an object vital to your business success, or a small gift for a loved one working far away from home, it's vital that the courier comparison website you use makes it easy to choose a carrier and deal that suit both your needs and your pocket. For corporate customers who wish to arrange a Catania package delivery regularly and in bulk, it's important that the process is as quick and simple as possible in order to cut down on the time and therefore overheads that it takes up. Personal customers needing a package delivery to Catania, on the other hand, may well be new to the world of international shipping, and so a website which works in a logical, easy-to-follow manner will be the answer to their prayers. By shifting the whole process online, we've streamlined booking a Catania parcel delivery to the point where only six simple, logical steps lie between you and sending your shipping to Catania on its way. Our website is clean, clear and easy to understand, whether you're booking a package delivery to Catania, a parcel delivery to Florence or a delivery to Bologna. No paperwork, no haggling and no stress - that's shipping to Catania the RapidParcel.com way.

All this simplicity though has not cut out the service. We only work with the best couriers on the planet and thanks to years of working with them we know that we can trust our carriers to be dedicated to the task of delivering your boxes and packets to where they need to be, when they need to be there and for the best possible price. Customer care is as important to us today as it always has been.

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