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.
Country abbreviation: DE
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.
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 package||Customs duty||TAX|
|0 to 22€||NO||NO|
|22€ to 150€||NO||YES|
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:
The most important information for you is that we can not ship the following items from the USA to Germany:
|Medicinal products and narcotics||Cash||Fireworks|
|Counterfeiting and piracy||Dangerous dogs||Instruments of torture|
|Animals and plants, products containing|
animal or vegetable substances
|Weapons and ammunition||Rough diamonds|
|Textiles||Cultural assets||Food and feedstuffs|
If you are not sure, 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
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.
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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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If you order more pieces of goods from different stores and you want to save on postage, we recommend using the consolidation service. You can save up to 80%.
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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.