New Regulations For Mailing Parcels to European Union Countries

Europe sure wants to collect taxes.

The EUROPEAN UNION has new postal regulations that require ALL parcels sent to a member nation to have a customs declaration form that lists out each individual item contained in the parcel, and the individual value for each item. You also have to provide the Harmonized System (HS) tariff codes for each item.

I capitalized "European Union" so there is no mistake from where these regulations come.

I was in the post office last week, and heard a clerk tell a customer about this. The clerks have to manually enter all the information into the electronic customs form. Make sure you have a list to help the clerk and speed up the process.

The penalty for not providing an itemized customs declaration, or sending merchandise without a customs declaration form? The receiving country will either return the shipment to the sender, or dispose of it. It is at the discretion of the receiving country.

This was also reported in the March 22, 2023 issue of Linn's.

Another reason not to ship internationally. Politicians will not stop taxing the shit out of people until they bankrupt the world.


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