Shipping To Denmark
Shipping To Denmark
If you are moving to Denmark for the first time or returning to the country after having been away for a while, you may be interested in shipping a container to Denmark. It is important to note that before international shipping to Denmark, there are some documents that you will need to have in order for the customs clearance process.
If you are interested in duty free shipping to Denmark, the items that you are shipping must be the kinds of things used in a typical household. If you are shipping new items to Denmark, you are required to have an invoice and you will likely be expected to pay taxes. If you are shipping new items to Denmark from outside the European Union, please keep in mind that they will be subject to duty taxes and VAT.
You are allowed to ship used household goods and personal items duty free to Denmark as long as you have been living outside the European Union for at least a year. You should also have owned your personal items and goods for six months or more.
The customs clearance process in Denmark generally takes place upon the arrival of your cargo in the country. It is important to note that when you are shipping to Denmark, storage in a bonded warehouse is not typically available. If you are a foreign diplomat arriving in Denmark, your free entry into the country is typically issued to the Embassy where you are a member.
If you inherited items that you would like to import to Denmark, you will need specific paperwork including a copy of a will or a declaration issued with approval from the lawyer in charge of handling the deceased person’s items.
If you are shipping art work or antiques to Denmark, these are addressed differently depending on if they are for your personal use, or if you are importing the items for commercial purposes. If you are shipping antiques to Denmark for commercial purposes, make sure you have your invoice for the item(s) along with a certificate stating that your item(s) are at least 100 years old.
Also, thought antiques may qualify for duty free shipping, you may still have to pay a VAT of 25%. If you are shipping art work for an art exhibition in Denmark, you are allowed to ship it with temporary free entry into the country.
If you want to shi[ wine or spirits to Denmark, you will need to provide a certificate of origin and an invoice. You will also be expected to pay duty fees, taxes and VAT. There are limits to the amount of bottles you can import as household goods. Please note that due to high taxes, and strict control by import officials, it is often not advisable to include spirits in removals.
Car Shipping to Denmark
If you want to ship a car or motorcycle to Denmark, there is some important paperwork you will need before car shipping to Denmark including a registration certificate. You may qualify for duty free car shipping to Denmark if you owned your car and used it abroad. Cargo Experts will help connect you with a local agent prior to car shipping to Denmark for all the specifics on the country’s rules and regulations.
Restricted and Prohibited Items When Shipping to Denmark
Certain items are restricted when shipping to Denmark and others are prohibited. Here are some of the restricted items if you are shipping to Denmark:
- Tobacco – you will need an invoice and a certificate of origin if you are shipping tobacco to Denmark. It is also important to note that you will also have to pay duty fees, taxes, and VAT on tobacco products.
- Arms, ammunition and dangerous items – If you are interested in shipping a hunting rifle or shotgun to Denmark, you will need a special import license from the Ministry of Justice. This is issued through the Police in Denmark. You will also need to obtain a shooting permit.
- Plants, unless they are arriving from Scandinavian countries, require a certificate, which guarantees that they are free from disease. This certificate must accompany plants that you are shipping to Denmark, issued by the relevant authority of the country of departure. You must also obtain a license granted by the Danish Governmental Plant Protection Service allowing you to ship plants to Denmark.
Cargo that is strictly prohibited from arrival in Denmark includes:
- Bars of gold and silver
Bringing a Pet to Denmark
If you are relocating to Denmark or are returning home to the country, you can bring your cat or dog provided that you have the right paperwork. Before bringing a pet to Denmark, you need a health certificate for your pet that is not more than one month old. Your pet should also have an updated rabies certificate between 1 and 12 months old. The Danish Consulate will likely have additional information regarding the rules for bringing a pet to Denmark.
Choosing the right international cargo shipping company will make your experience shipping to Denmark or to some other international destination much easier. You can get a fast and free freight quote from Cargo Experts, or you can call toll free 1- 866-994-7822 for more information about shipping to Denmark.