Tax and Duty

Tax and Duty

Euro Coins and Bills | © Fotolia Source: Euro Coins and Bills | © Fotolia Since the establishment of the European Customs Union, the customs regime in Germany is governed by EU law. However, in the area of taxation, the European Community adopted a VAT System which allows each Member State to decide over national VAT tax rates as long as they abide to EU rules.

In Germany, customs are administered by the German Customs Administration (Zollamt) and VAT matters are taken care of by the Federal Ministry of Finance.


Get an overview of the customs procedures and formalities that products must go through when entering Germany.


Sales Taxation

Obtain valuable information about import taxes, VAT and tax exemptions relevant to your products and your business in Germany.


Excise Duties

Find out about which products are liable to excise duties in Germany and the different excise tax rates applied.


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