Import and customs regulations

With GLS, you can securely and reliably send parcels throughout Europe and beyond. On this page you will find important customs regulations and information on export and import.

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We take care of your customs clearance. Our central Customs department completes and submits the electronic export declaration prior to shipping your parcels.

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Our Customs Portal AEB allows you to send all data required for customs formalities of shipments destined to the following non-EU-countries: Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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Export guidelines

You want to ship internationaly? Find here what you need to know.

Brexit and Europe

Brexit: GLS is prepared

UK’s exit impacts the movement of goods between the EU and the UK.

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Excise duties

Check the guidelines about the indirect taxes on the sale of products such as alcohol before importing and exporting.

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Embargos and sanctions

Goods are send around the world every day. The EU imposes however certain restrictions/sanctions, on where and what to send.

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Safely packed, safely delivered

Make sure your shipment is packed properly to keep your customer happy at the delivery.