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How to send wine abroad ?

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Do you want to send a bottle of wine abroad for a special occasion such as a birthday or Christmas? On Expedismart.ch you benefit from a door-to-door wine shipping service with professional carriers such as DHL, FedEx, UPS, TNT or Aramex. Here is what you need to know before preparing your bottle of wine for delivery abroad.

How to send wine abroad? Customs conditions

To ensure that your shipment of wine or other alcoholic beverages is not blocked at customs, you should check the different customs conditions in the country of destination. As for all other shipments abroad, first attach the proforma invoice (automatically generated by Expedismart.ch). You will find below what you need to indicate on the proforma invoice. Depending on the destination country, there are different customs duties and restrictions on the quantity that can be shipped. We present below the conditions of the 5 countries to send your bottle of wine: France, Germany, United States, Italy and England.

How to send wine abroad? Packaging and insurance

When shipping fragile items, such as a bottle of wine, it is important to pack the goods correctly. Protect the bottle by using sufficient cushioning material such as newspapers, bubble wrap or foam sheets. If you are sending a very expensive wine, you can take out parcel insurance.

How do I send wine to France?

Wine shipment from private individual to private individual

As a private individual it is possible to deliver only one bottle (max. 1 litre) to France when the shipment is addressed without payment (as a gift) and for personal use. Your package will be subject to 20% VAT (on the value of the bottle + transport costs) and a customs tax of 9 Euro on arrival in France. For other alcoholic drinks, a maximum of 1 litre can be sent from Switzerland. If your consignment of wine or alcoholic beverage exceeds 1 litre, it will be destroyed at customs or, according to your wish returned with a bill of return costs.

Wine shipment from company to private individual

For a shipment of wine or alcoholic beverages from a company, you must attach a professional shipping declaration to your proforma invoice. Your shipment will be subject to VAT and customs tax depending on quantity and weight. In addition, it is mandatory to specify the EORI of the consignee. This is an identification number assigned to every company in the European Union. Before reserving a shipment, we recommend that you check with the recipient company so that they can transfer this number to you.

How do I send wine to Germany?

Wine shipment from private individual to private individual

Germany does not levy tax on wine, when you send it without payment and up to a maximum of 2 litres. For this reason, it is important to state on the proforma invoice that you are sending wine as a private individual to a friend as a gift. If your bottle exceeds 2 litres, customs will charge you a 15% duty.

Wine shipment from company to private individual

However, if you send your wine against payment, there is no tax-free quantity and you will be liable for the 15% tax on the first millilitre. Other alcoholic beverages (spirits, but also beer etc.) are always subject to the respective taxes. As in France, you must enclose an import licence (alcohol no. VAT) and also the EORI of the recipient.

How do I send wine to the United States?

Wine shipment from private individual to private individual

A shipment of wine from private individual to a private individual is only possible if it is a Christmas gift shipment. In addition, only one bottle per consignment is possible. As for other countries, you have to expect customs charges as well.

Wine shipment from company to private individual

In the United States, they have very strict import rules. For this reason, a shipment of wine is not possible from our site.

How to send wine to Italy?

Wine shipment from private individual to private individual

In Italy, on the other hand, you can send up to 4 litres of wine and 16 litres of beer. For other alcoholic beverages, it is possible to send 1 litre of alcohol with an alcohol content of more than 22%. Your shipment will also be include VAT and customs tax.

Shipment of wine from company to private individual

It is not possible to send wine from our site.

How do I send wine to England?

It is impossible to ship wine and alcoholic beverages to England.

How do I send wine abroad? Carriers

UPS:

UPS doesn't ship wine internationally unless the sender qualifies for pre-approval (specific contract for the shipment of wine).

FedEx:

International shipping of wine is possible.

How to send wine abroad? Track my wine shipment

If you have already made a wine shipment abroad, follow your wine shipment on Expedismart.ch.

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