Parcel delivery to Belgium
As a member of the EU, Belgium is subject to free trade between other member states. Most declarations in the EU are filed electronically. This expedites the formalized process of customs inspection significantly. Before the goods have arrived Customs has already started to review the manifest to determine each shipments contents. Items that require additional inspection are placed aside and the rest are forwarded to the national mail service for delivery.The parcels are scanned at key points throughout the process.Customs has the right to remove any parcel from circulation to examine its contents.
Customs for parcel shipping to Belgium
Parcels which enter Belgium are divided into three categories: those valued at less than 22-45 Euros, those valued at 45-150 Euros, and everything else. Commodities from the first group are not subject to taxes and duties. The second group is charged a tax. The last group is charged for duties and taxes. The rates for taxes and duties vary depending on the type of goods being shipped. Tobacco, alcohol, drugs, weapons, and strategic material are ineligible for tax exempt status, no matter what the value. Goods that enter from within the EU are charged less than those originating from outside nations.
Security concerns when shipping parcels to Belgium
The followind items are prohibited from being imported to Belgium: produce from Egypt, products made in Iran, conterfeit currency and materials, goods bearing false statement of origin, goods that do not meet national safety standards, illicit narcotics, CFC's and Halons, waste products, furs, radioactive material, weapons and explosives, radar detection equipment, unregistered pharmaceuticals, blood diamonds. Gemstones and diamonds are strictly regulated. Additionally the following may be restricted: tobacco, foodstuffs, products originating from animals, medicine, perfume, alcohol, wine, and all licensed material.
Parcel documents delivering to Belgium
All international parcels entering Belgium are required to have a proper declaration that includes the intent of the parcel, the estimated value, and a list of the enclosed contents.Commercial shipments require several forms of documentation, including an invoice, a bill of lading and three copies of the certificate of origin. Other certificates may be necessary for animal and plant based goods, pharmeceuticals, textiles, software, marked samples, software, and antiques.