Foreign trade - Import of goods and services from EU and non-EU countries
Certain industries must observe special features when importing goods and services from EU and non-EU countries.
Here you will find information about formalities related to this subject:
Medicinal products; application for an import permit and an import certificate for medicinal products for human and veterinary use and active substances subject to authorisation
You need an import permit if you want to import certain medicinal products from countries that are not member states of the European Union or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. A certificate is also required for the import of the medicinal products and certain active substances subject to authorisation.
Import of goods; customs declaration
If you are importing goods into Germany from outside the EU, you can submit the customs declaration via the Internet.
Animals and goods of animal origin; monitoring of trade
The monitoring of trade in animals and goods of animal origin is the task of the official veterinarians at the district offices and serves to ensure compliance with regulations on animal diseases, animal protection and foodstuffs.
Weapons and ammunition; application for a transfer and carry permit
You need a permit to bring and take weapons or ammunition into, through or out of the area of application of the Weapons Act.
Customs; request for binding tariff information
In order to simplify the customs clearance of goods when importing into the European internal market, you can apply for a binding tariff information (BTI) beforehand.
Customs administration; General information
The administration of customs duties, excise duties regulated by federal law, including import turnover tax, as well as various transfer taxes, is one of the tasks of the Federal Finance Administration, i.e. the Federal Ministry of Finance as the supreme service authority and its subordinate authorities (Federal Central Tax Office, General Customs Directorate, main customs offices, customs offices).