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Shipping To Italy

Shipping To Italy

The Italy country guide details information regarding how to ship goods to Italy. Before shipping to Italy make sure you read the restricted items needing prior approval for importation.

Published on 24 Apr 2014

Country Information

Capital: Rome

Language: Italian

Time Zone: UTC +1

Calling Code: +39

Currency: Euro

Unit of Measure:Centimeter and Kilograms


Customs Information

Government Body:Agenzia Delle Dogane/Customs Agency


Contact Number: +39 06 50241


General Information

All shipments being imported into Italy from outside the EU are subject to duty and taxes, Duty and tax is applicable to to both private and commercial shipments. The duty calculation is based on the total value of the goods, shipping and insurance.

Italian Customs have a minimum threshold where duty and or tax are not applicable. If the total vale of the goods being imported does not exceed €150 duty is not charges, if the total vale of the goods being imported does not exceed €22 VAT is not charges

Like other European Union counties excise duty is payable on tobacco and alcohol.

There are a number of import restrictions in Italy. This includes but is not limited to the following.
-Food Colourings
-Animal Products

If you are looking to ship any of the above it is highly advise the receiver speaks with the Ministry of Trade to confirm import regulations.

If any certificates are required for customs clearance purposes they must be in Italian language.

Italy participates in the European Union and as a result the European Union free trade agreements.

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