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27.09.2023 (Обновлено: 03.10.2023 10:34)

Threshold for duty-free importation of goods by natural persons to be 1,000 euros and 31 kg for goods until April 1, 2024

At the initiative of the Russian party, the increased threshold for duty-free importation of goods by natural persons has been extended for another six months. 

Therefore, until April 1, 2024, the threshold for duty-free importation of goods by natural persons will be 1,000 euros and 31 kg for goods transported by a carrier or in postal items as well as goods brought in as luggage by all means of transport, except by air, or on foot.

If the goods value exceeds this amount or its weight is more than 31 kg, a duty must be paid in the amount of: 

– 15% of the value of goods transported by a carrier or in postal items, but no less than 2 euros per 1 kg in terms of exceeding the norms;

– 30% of the value of goods brought in as a luggage, but no less than 4 euros per 1 kg.

It bears reminding that the threshold was raised on a provisional basis in 2022 to support citizens who order goods for personal use from foreign online shops. In March, it was extended until October 1 this year. Previously, the threshold was 200 euros for goods transported by a carrier or in postal items and 500 euros for goods brought in as a luggage by all means of transport, except by air, or on foot. 

The threshold for duty-free importation by plane remains at 10 thousand euros and 50 kg.

The decision shall come into effect after 10 calendar days have elapsed from the date of its publication and shall apply to legal relations arisen since October 1 this year.