Prohibited: Narcotics, Drugs, Explosives

Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco

In principal always dutiable, even part of removal goods, however inspector can make exceptions. Special tax/ import duty and normal tax up to quantity, alcoholic percentage, etc.

Antiques and Works Of Art

As part of removal goods no special documents. As merchandise/trade free of import duty only tax payable.

Diplomatic Removals

HHE and PE free of any import duty and/or taxes. Customs authorities do have the right to make inspection.

Firearms and Weapons

In principal as part of removal goods free of duty and/or taxes. However, special license necessary.

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Used household goods or personal effects in principal are free of any import duty tax payable, also for second house. Owner has to declare to be the owner before importing for at least one year, and to remain the owner after importing for at least another year.

Remarks: Owner must prepare the Certificate of Exemption before arrival of the consignment in order to avoid delay in clearance time. Documents necessary for getting Cert. of Exemption: (1) application form for same (2) Certificate registration town-hall (3) rental/buying contract house (4) statement of employer (5) inventory in duplicate with value declaration (second-hand value, not insurance value).

New Furniture

New items as part of removal goods always dutiable

Pets and Animals

Depending kind of pet/ animal quarantine possible. Apply/investigate details in advance case by case


Motor vehicles as part of removal goods in principal free of any duty and tax. Import regulations as removal goods. Other motor vehicles payable with duty and/or taxes. Import only via special customs houses.


We keep these regulations updated but because such regulations are subject to change without notice, we strongly recommend you to consult your local embassy or consulate before you make your move.
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