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Import/Export

Germany to Faroe Islands

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Import Documentation

The EUR-MED certificate shall be issued by the customs authorities of the exporting country or territory on application having been made by the exporter. The exporter must be able to proof at any time the originating status of his products concerned. This form is valid for products of any value and must accompany the shipment in original.

Other than the EUR1 the EUR-MED can cover products which have not be considered originating goods of the export country or territory. The products can be originating in any other country or territory of the European-Mediterranean Partnership (PAN-EURO-MED area) with which cumulation is applicable. The system of cumulation is making it possible to use materials originating in the EU, the EFTA, Turkey, Faroe Islands or any other country or territory which is participant in the European-Mediterranean Partnership. The system of cumulation allows using materials originating in other countries or territories than the exporting country or territory for the production of goods and counting them as originating in the exporting country or territory. These materials must be imported covered by valid preferential proofs and must be originating in countries or territories covered by the system of cumulation of the trade agreement. In case all the requirements are fulfilled the value of the material can be added to the material originating in the country or territory of export.

Details of the preferential agreements the EU has in place could be found on the EU website: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/customs/customs_duties/rules_origin/preferential/article_779_en.htm

Invoice Declaration (EUR-MED)

An invoice declaration EUR-MED can be made out by a so called approved exporter for originating products of any value or by any exporter limited to originating products whose value does not exceed EUR 6,000.

For more information about the status of an approved exporter please see Invoice Declaration EUR1. The exporter making out an invoice declaration EUR-MED must be able to proof the originating status of the products to the customs authorities of the exporting country or territory at any time.

An invoice declaration EUR-MED has to be made out by the exporter by typing, stamping or printing on an invoice, the delivery note or another commercial document. An invoice declaration EUR-MED shall bear the original signature of the exporter. An approved exporter shall not be required to sign such declarations provided he accepts full responsibility for any invoice declaration identifying him as exporter.

Other than the EUR1 the EUR-MED can cover products which have not be considered originating goods of the export country or territory. The products can be originating in any other country or territory of the European-Mediterranean Partnership (PAN-EURO-MED area) with which cumulation is applicable. For more information please see EUR-MED.

The text of the invoice declaration EUR-MED is laid down in the preferential trade agreement. Details of the preferential agreements the EU has in place could be found on the EU website http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/customs/customs_duties/rules_origin/preferential/article_779_en.htm

For more information,please refer to Free Trade Agreements

The EUR1 certificate shall be issued by the customs authorities of the exporting country or territory on application having been made by the exporter. The exporter must be able to proof at any time the originating status of his products concerned. This form is valid for products of any value and must accompany the shipment in original.

Details of the preferential agreements the EU has in place could be found on the EU website: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/customs/customs_duties/rules_origin/preferential/article_779_en.htm

Invoice Declaration (EUR1)

An invoice declaration can be made out by a so called approved exporter for originating products of any value or by any exporter limited to originating products whose value does not exceed EUR 6,000.

The customs authorities of the exporting country or territory can authorised exporters who frequently exports products under the Agreement to make out invoice declarations irrespective of the value of the products concerned. Exporters granted with such an authorisation are referred to as approved exporter. The customs authorities grant him with a customs authorisation number which shall appear on the invoice declaration.

The exporter making out an invoice declaration must be able to proof the originating status of the products to the customs authorities of the exporting country or territory at any time.

An invoice declaration has to be made out by the exporter by typing, stamping or printing on an invoice, the delivery note or another commercial document. An invoice declaration shall bear the original signature of the exporter. An approved exporter shall not be required to sign such declarations provided he accepts full responsibility for any invoice declaration identifying him as exporter.

The text of the invoice declaration is laid down in the preferential trade agreement. Details of the preferential agreements the EU has in place could be found on the EU website: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/customs/customs_duties/rules_origin/preferential

For more information,please refer to Free Trade Agreements

Bilateral free trade agreements or unilateral autonomous preferential agreements allow the import clearance of certain products with a reduced duty rate or with a full duty exemption. The products benefiting from the preferential treatment must fulfil the necessary rules of originating in a country or territory covered by the preferential trade agreement.

An exporter who wants his products to benefit from the preferential treatment must be able to proof that his products fulfil the rules to be originating in a country or territory covered by the preferential trade agreement and they must provide a preferential document validated by the customs authorities or document with a valid preferential statement issued by themselves.

The preferential trade agreement foresees the following preferential proofs above.

Goods under IATA Special Provisions A67 require a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet).

It is not required for all, however shipments can be held by local authority in United Arab Emirates after screening due to lack of MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) or NON DG (Dangerous Goods) declaration letter from the shipper resulting to misconnections and impacting end-to-end service.

It would be advisable for all shipments originating, transiting and terminating for UAE to have MSDS or NON DG declaration from shipper enclosed in the shipment and copies to be uploaded in IDIS.

Export Procedure ex Germany

A formal electronic export declaration must be sent to customs authorities by the exporter or their representative. Customs authorities grant the release for export and issue an Export Accompanying Document (EAD) with a unique Movement Reference Number (MRN).

The EAD has to accompany the shipment. UPS is responsible for the exit clearance at the EU border.

Informal Declarations

An informal declaration is possible for shipments up to a national threshold. The informal declaration is based on the invoice value and is restricted to shipments not subject to prohibitions and restrictions (for example, embargo regulations) or special export procedures (for example, temporary export).

The informal clearance will be done by UPS at the point of exit.

National Requirements

Shipments up to a value of 1000 EUR can be declared informally on the basis of the invoice. For shipments above 1000 EUR, a formal export declaration is required.

UPS service

UPS offers the service of making formal export declarations for customers with billable German UPS accounts. German exporters without simplification as so called approved exporter have to calculate a minimum of one working day for the competent customs office to process their declaration. However in practice, the export declaration must be placed within the opening hours of the customs office of export, as sufficient time must be allowed for the customs office to perform risk analysis and grant the release for export. On release of the goods, the customs office of export will provide the export accompanying document (EAD) with a unique Movement Reference Number (MRN).

UPS will provide the customer with the EAD including MRN which must accompany the shipment and be transmitted to the customs office of exit. The export shipment/s may be collected after release for exportation.

For cases of goods not exceeding 3000 EUR in value per consignment and per declarant and which are leaving the European Union by air movement and are not subject to prohibitions or restrictions the customs declaration may be lodged directly with the customs office of exit. The customs office of exit performs the risk analysis, releases the goods for export and confirms the exit of the goods. The declaration can be placed any time and the customs office of exit provide and MRN. The export shipment/s may be collected after receiving the MRN.

For further information please refer to the UPS website: www.ups.com/content/de/de/about/news/service_updates/20131227_eur_EDS.html?srch_pos=1&srch_phr=Export+Declaration+Service&WT.svl=SRCH

Alternatively, UPS offers a web-based application for customers to create electronic export declarations on their own - please refer to the following website - https://ups.atlas-netz.de/

Export Documentation

For charges made for Export Shipments from Germany to the destination country or territory, please refer to Brokerage Services and Charges-Export Shipments with Germany as the destination.

Clearance Information

Document and non-document shipments to the Faroe Islands are forwarded via Denmark. Non-document shipments clear customs in Denmark. Proof of delivery available from Denmark. Shipments are delivered in Faroe Islands by Safari Transport.
Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calculating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees.
Shipments to the Faroe Islands are not in free circulation. Shipments need an export clearance according to the export regulations of the export country or territory. All Export-declarations must be cleared with DK007903 as Customs exit point. Import clearance is needed.
Typically, proof of delivery is available 16 days from the date of shipment.
UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. Box address. All packages require a consignee's contact name and complete street address including apartment, suite or unit number if applicable. The consignee's telephone number should be provided if known.

Areas Served

Service is provided to every address in the country or territory on a daily basis, with the exception of Suduroy and Skuvoy Islands, which are serviced twice weekly by ferry.

Document and non-document shipments are shipped via Glostrup Center in Denmark.Cargoes are uplifted on a daily basis,reaching Faroe Islands next day afternoon.

Non-document shipments clear customs in Denmark. Proof of delivery available in 7-15 business days from Denmark. Shipments are delivered in Faroe Islands by Smyril Blue Water P/F.

Some areas have little access therefore, in these cases, the shipment is sent by local sub-contractors who provide Proof of Delivery hard copies as soon as package is delivered.

UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. Box address. All packages require a consignee's contact name and complete street address including apartment, suite or unit number if applicable. The consignee's telephone number should be provided if known.

Saturday, Sunday, and official holidays.
Spring +0100/ Fall +0000
Faroese
Danish Krone(DKK)

Billing Options

  • Shipping charges can only be billed to the shipper.
  • Duties and taxes can only be billed to the receiver.
  • When paying by credit card, check, or cash, only the shipper can be billed the shipping charges

Commodity Specific Stipulations

There are special stipulations on the following commodities when shipping to Faroe Islands. If you plan to ship one of the commodities listed below, be sure to adhere to the following stipulations in order to avoid delays and holds at customs.

Data shipments to Faroe Islands require an invoice with the value of the CD-ROM or disk only.

Gift Exemptions

350.00 Danish Krone DKK
individual-to-individual
per shipment

In addition to a detailed description of each item, write additional comments of "gift shipment" on the invoice and in the Special Instructions box of the UPS Waybill to insure a proper assessment of duties and taxes.

If the shipment contains a gift for more than one person, each gift must be wrapped individually, indicating the recipient's name. The invoice must show the content and value for each individual gift.

Invoice Requirements

Non-document shipments to the Faroe Islands must include 1 original and 2 copies of a Commercial invoice.

Shipments of documents do not require an invoice.The maximum weight for document shipments is 3 kg

The consignee's telephone number, mobile number and email address if available, should appear on the invoice.

UPS Paperless Invoice is available for small package exports from this country or territory.
UPS Paperless Invoice is accepted by Customs for small package imports into this country or territory.

Items Classified as Documents

The destination country or territory considers the following items as document shipments. If criteria are listed, the shipment must meet the criteria to be considered a document shipment.

Blank checks are classified as documents. Payroll/personal and company checks are classified as non-documents and require and invoice.
Document weight limit up to 3 kgs and value 10 USD.
Tickets for events like stage performances, football matches or concerts can be sent as documents.

Event tickets coming from a printing company and sent to the organizer of the event or ticket sales offices cannot be sent as documents.

Document weight limit up to 3 kgs and value 10 USD.
Document weight limit up to 3 kgs and value 10 USD.
Document weight limit up to 3 kgs and value 10 USD.
Document weight limit up to 3 kgs and value 10 USD.
Document weight limit up to 3 kgs and value 10 USD.
Must be personalized to be considered documents.
Document weight limit up to 3 kgs and value 10 USD.

UPS can recommend which forms you need based on a few simple criteria. Forms can be completed online or printed. See which forms you need.

Prohibited or Restricted Commodities

In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Faroe Islands.

Antique shipments are restricted from Europe, the Middle East and Africa and can only be shipped with an International Special Commodities (ISC) contract. Antiques are defined as a work of art, piece of furniture, decorative object, or silverware that is 100 years old or older.
Artwork shipments are restricted from Europe, the Middle East and Africa and can only be shipped with an International Special Commodities (ISC) contract.

Paintings or other works of art can be accepted if the artist is still alive, the artwork is replaceable and an art dealer or gallery has appraised the artwork within the last year. If the declared value of the artwork is greater than $100.00 and there is a claim, the shipper must provide a copy of the original invoice, a bill of sale, or other proof certifying in writing the actual cost or replacement cost of the item.

Artwork includes the following: Original engravings, prints, lithographs, original sculptures, statuary.

The term "Artwork" does not apply to: architectural, engineering, industrial, topographical, commercial drawings, hand-painted or hand-decorated manufactured articles.

Cigarettes for private individuals cannot be imported. Cigarettes for wholesalers can be imported.
Electronic Cigarettes are prohibited for import into the Faroe Islands.
Spring Knives are prohibited for import into the Faroe Islands.
In addition to general guidelines under general restrictions to all countries or territories link, shipment of all vertebrates (Amphibians, Fish and Reptiles} are prohibited between the countries or territories selected.
Medicines are prohibited for import into the Faroe Islands.
All types of Knuckles-e.g dusters, brass-are prohibited.
Personal effects cannot be shipped between these countries or territories.
Wine & spirits can only be imported to Einkarsølan (the spirits company).

Saturday Delivery

Saturday Delivery Available: No

Service Options

Always check Calculate Time and Cost for details of service availability and guarantee information within a country or territory. All Service Levels may not be available to or from every address within a country or territory.

  • UPS Worldwide Expedited
  • UPS Worldwide Express Saver

Special Clearance Requirements

New requirements have been implemented for small package shipments and are based on the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) 15, which is entitled "Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging Material in International Trade". ISPM 15 was adopted internationally in 2002, and is gradually being introduced by countries or territories worldwide. Wood or wood products covered by ISPM 15 include items such as packing cases, boxes, crates, drums or similar packing, pallets, box pallets and other load boards, pallet collars and skids, but exclude such processed woods as orientated strand board, particle board, plywood or veneer, created using glue, heat and pressure or a combinations thereof, and, raw wood which is 6mm or less thick. It is recommended that if a question arises on this issue, please check with the authority that issues the Phytosanitary certificates in your country or territory.

Value Limits


Private Shipments

  • 80.00 Danish Krone (DKK)
    • The Deminimis Value limit applies to sample shipments only. In most cases, when the value of the shipment of samples is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country or territory duty and tax free.
    Commercial Shipments

  • 80.00 Danish Krone (DKK)
    • The Deminimis Value limit applies to sample shipments only. In most cases, when the value of the shipment of samples is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country or territory duty and tax free.

    Weight and Size Limits

    30.00 kg (66.1 lbs.)  per package
    274.00 cm (107.9 in.)  per package
    400.00 cm (157.5 in.)  per package
    Length and girth combined


    Convert metric quantity for weight, length, and area.


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