Customs for parcel shipping to Bulgaria
Parcels which enter Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria
Hazardous materials are prohibited from being imported into Bulgaria, this may or may not include: acids, batteries, chemicals, corrosives, cosmetics, dangerous goods, flammables, gases, ice, infectious substances, some liquor, magnets, oxidizers, paints, perfumes, poisons, radioactive material, or toiletries.
Additionally, the importation of the following items into Bulgaria is prohibited: produce from Egypt, products made in Iran, products containing biocide dimethylfumarate, military equipment, games of chance, bearer documents, travellers checks, furs, gold, ice (blue, dry, wet), jewelry , precious metals, money orders, and gemstones.
Parcel documents delivering to Bulgaria
All international parcels entering Bulgaria 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 and a bill of lading. An import license may be required depending on the country of origin. A certificate of origin is not require for textiles. Other certificates may be necessary for animal and plant based goods, pharmeceuticals, textiles, software, marked samples, software, and antiques.
Parcel delivery limitations to Bulgaria
Shipping jewelry that contains precious stones and metals is prohibited between private individuals. This includes any precious metals and gemstones. Costume jewelry worth less than $150 USD is acceptable. Very detailed information should be provide about shoes to avoid the wrong declaration at Customs. All food is considered dutiable including low weight/values shipments. An excessive amount of tobacco or alcohol will be considered a commercial shipment. Personal effects should not be mailed to Bulgaria. Restrictions apply to fine art, antiques and other valuables.