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How do I send a parcel to Austria? The necessary documents
To send a parcel from Switzerland to Austria, you must attach the pro forma invoice (automatically generated by Expedismart.ch). The pro forma invoice will indicate to the Austrian customs the content of your parcel. At the customs, there may be waiting times because they will control your goods. If you are sending valuable goods, we advise you to take out parcel insurance. If you sell the goods you are sending to Austria, provide a commercial invoice. You can make this out yourself or automatically when you book your shipment via Expedismart.ch.
What you need to put on your pro forma or commercial invoice for a shipment to Austria :
It is important to write the pro forma invoice either in English or in the language of the destination country.
How do I send a parcel to Austria? Customs fees
Since its accession, Austria has applied the regulations of the European Union. Even though the EU has a fairly liberal policy, there are a number of restrictions. If the goods do not exceed 22 EUR (excluding shipping and insurance), customs will not be charged. Also, for shipments whose total value does not exceed the total value of 150 EUR (excluding shipping and insurance costs), customs duties and VAT do not apply. For all other shipments, customs duties and import taxes are 4.2%.
How do I send a package to Austria? Customs regulations
Taxes are relatively high for the following products:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Cereals and rice
- Desktop machine
Alcohol shipments are only possible in small quantities as a gift or for personal use. If you want to make a commercial shipment of alcohol to Austria, a license will be required.
How do I send a parcel to Austria? Prohibited goods
Before preparing a shipment, make sure that you do not send prohibited goods in packages from Switzerland to Austria. This list varies depends on the carrier (FedEx, UPS, TNT, DHL, or Aramex) and the country.
What is prohibited to import from and export to Austria?
- Flammable and explosive product
- Toxic substances
- Civil and service weapons
- Metals and precious stones
- Pornographic material
* This list can evolve and be modified by the country of destination or the carriers.
How do I send a parcel to Austria? Delicate goods
It is important to package goods properly to protect your merchandise. For this reason, if you are sending fragile or sensitive items, use sufficient cushioning materials such as newspapers, bubble wrap, or foam sheets.
How do I send a parcel to Austria? Delivery times
Choose the carrier (DHL, FedEx, UPS, Aramex, or TNT) in just a few clicks and enjoy a fast and simple door-to-door shipping service within Austria. The most popular shipping destinations in Austria for our customers are: Vienna, Innsbruck, Graz, Linz, and Salzburg. However, please keep in mind that customs clearance may take longer.
How do I send a parcel to Austria? Public holidays
When sending an express parcel to this country, make sure that the delivery does not take place during one of these holidays. Here you can find a list of public holidays in the Netherlands :
- January 1: New Year
- January 6: Epiphany
- Easter: Good Friday and Easter Monday are both holidays.
- May 1: Labor Day
- Ascension Thursday: Variable date
- Whit Monday: Variable date
- Corpus Christi: Variable date
- August 15: The Assumption
- October 26: National Day
- November 1st: All Saints' Day
- December 8: The Immaculate Conception
- December 25th: Christmas
- December 26th: Saint-Etienne's Day
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How do I send a parcel to Austria? Track my shipment
If you want to track your shipment, use the tracking of your shipment in Austria on Expedismart.ch.
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