Parcel delivery to Cyprus
The Republic of Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The World Heritage protected area was home to ancient Greek citizens and they still use the same language. Cyrus has been part of the European Union since 2008 and is subject to the same harmonized system. The department of Cyprus Customs and Excise falls under the Ministry of Finance. The department is responsible for imposing and collecting taxes and duties, protecting the supply, and enforcing various regulations.
Customs for parcel shipping to Cyprus
Parcels which enter Cyprus 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 materials 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 Cyprus
Hazardous materials are prohibited from being imported into Cyprus, 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 following commodoties are prohibited from being shipped into Cyprus: produce from Egypt, products containing biocide dimethylfumarate, tobacco and tobacco products, precious metals, gold, communist propaganda, payroll checks, and bearer documents.
Parcel documents delivering to Cyprus
All international parcels entering Cyprus 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 and type of goods. A certificate of origin is not required for textiles. Other certificates may be necessary for animal and plant based goods, pharmaceuticals, textiles, software, marked samples, software, and antiques.