Parcel delivery to Luxembourg
According to the IMF Luxembourg has the highest GDP per capita income in the world. The citizens of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg speak a combination of German and French. Tucked between Germany, France, and Belgium the 2,586 square kilometer Luxembourg is a member of the European Union. 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.
Customs for parcel shipping to Luxembourg
The parcels are scanned at key points throughout the customs process. Items that require additional inspection are placed aside and the rest are forwarded to the national mail service for delivery. Customs has the right to remove any parcel from circulation to examine its contents. Parcels which enter Luxembourg 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.
Security concerns when shipping parcels to Luxembourg
Goods which are prohibited from being imported into Luxembourg include produce from Egypt, all products containing biocide dimethylfumarate, precious metals and stones, jewelry, gold bars, copyright goods and materials, bird protection, fish and poultry, ivory, animals, weapons, explosives, radioactive material, radar detection equipment, and goods bearing a false certificate of origin. Jewelry can be shipped privately as long as the value does not exceed $500 USD, or if it is a commercial shipment of costume jewelry worth less than $150 per item.
Parcel documents delivering to Luxembourg
All international parcels entering Luxembourg 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.