Do You Want To Ship To Germany From The US?

In this guide, you will find all the information needed for the shipping package from the USA to Germany (Deutschland).

If you are interested in specific sections only (VAT, delivery time, etc.), use our navigation below.

Germany guide

Country abbreviation: DE
Currency: Euro/EUR
Capital: Berlin
Language: German

Shipping Price And Time From The USA To Germany

Prices for the shipping from the US to Germany are very affordable. For smaller packages, the price starts on dozens of dollars. The estimated postage and delivery time can be calculated using our postage calculator.

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The price of the shipping depends mainly on the dimensions of the package, its weight, and delivery method you choose. To lower the price to a minimum, choose slower delivery methods.

We send the packages to Germany using carriers such as USPS, DHL, FedEx, Aramex or Planet Mail. The delivery usually takes 3 days with express methods and 5 to 10 days with cheaper, economy methods.

Duty & TAX

The following part covers customs duty & TAX for imports from the US to Germany.

For general goods, the following table is valid:

Value of the packageCustoms dutyTAX
0 to 22€NONO
22€ to 150€NOYES
Above 150€YESYES

If you want to import one of the following categories, you have to pay a special rate:

  • alcohols including alcoholic beverages,
  • tobacco and tobacco products,
  • perfumes and toilet waters,
  • roasted coffee, instant coffee and merchandise containing coffee.

General TAX rate for Germany is 19% of the value of the package (value of goods, price of the shipping + insurance).
General Customs duty rate for Germany is 0%–17% of the value of the package.

Prohibitions & Restrictions On Goods Imported To Germany

There are also some restrictions on some goods. Each carrier has its own list of prohibited items. So what you cant ship from the USA to Germany? You can read the terms of each carrier under the following links:

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The most important information for you is that we can not ship the following items from the USA to Germany:

Medicinal products and narcoticsCashFireworks
Counterfeiting and piracyDangerous dogsInstruments of torture
Animals and plants, products containing
animal or vegetable substances
Weapons and ammunitionRough diamonds
TextilesCultural assetsFood and feedstuffs

If you are not sure whether some restrictions apply to your goods, please visit Germany’s import and export website, review the above terms of each carrier or contact us at [email protected]

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Useful Information For Purchase And Package Forwarding From The USA To Germany

Read our blog, where we regularly publish tips for different kinds of goods. Also, make sure you visit our following page where you can tutorials on how to order from the most popular US stores.

We deliver to all parts of Germany – from Berlin to Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne, Düsseldorf… We cover 100 % of the cities in Germany. You can manage everything from the comfort of your home.

Take Advantage Of Some Of Our Other Services

Planet Express is not just about forwarding packages. We also offer our customers additional services such as consolidationfulfillment or Shop For Me service.


Calculate the Postage Price in Advance

You can easily calculate the postage price in advance. Take advantage of our postage calculator. Just fill in some details and you will get an estimate of the price and delivery time.

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Let Us Shop For You

Don’t you have time to shop, or does the business not accept your preferred payment methodTell us what and where you want to buy and we will do the work for you.

Use Shop For Me


Save Up To 80% With Consolidation

f you order more pieces of goods from different stores and you want to save on postage, we recommend using the consolidation serviceYou can save up to 80%.

More about Consolidation

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Do You Have Any Other Wish?

Do you need to scan documents, remove invoices from the package, check the status of the goods, fill customs declaration or something else? Just make a special request.

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Our fulfillment center services are used by those who want to save on storage costs. We offer the opportunity to rent storage space in the California warehouse. In addition, we will handle logistics for you, your only concern being the marketing of your business and the administration. For individual calculation, please contact us at [email protected]

How Does Package Forwarding Work?

Package forwarding from the US to Germany may sound complicated. But it is easy to understand! Especially with our video below.

Planet Express Package Forwarding Explained