9. Imports and exports/ Customs



Since 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom is no longer a member of the EU Customs Union. From that date onwards, the customs formalities provided for in Union law apply to all goods taken

  • from the United Kingdom to the customs territory of the Union or
  • from the customs territory of the Union to the United Kingdom.

This will still be the case if a free trade agreement is signed with the United Kingdom.

The United Kingdom counts as a “third country”/ non-EU state; this means that lower duty-free limits apply when entering Germany.

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General Brexit-related information for private individuals in English

General information from the British government can be found here and here

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