Follow our tips for international shopping.
Whether it’s British fashion or cuckoo clocks from Switzerland,
you can find unique products and enjoy great savings on EU* and
non-EU websites. We’ve collected for you some handy hints on
how and where to shop, and how to avoid unexpected costs*.
*Visit the European Commission’s pages for more information about shopping online within the EU. Some exclusions apply for some product categories, such as alcoholic beverages, tobacco.
Quick tips for shopping online within and outside the European Union.
|Within EU||No duty, additional VAT or handling fees|
¹ Duty: Customs duties are imposed on imported products when they enter your country from outside of the EU and are usually paid to the shipping company.
² VAT applies when you import products online from outside the EU and is usually paid to the shipping company.
³ If you shop online outside of the EU, and the shipping company manages the clearance of the VAT or Duties, they’ll charge you on average 20 Euros. Please refer to your shipping provider for exact handling costs.
*Visit the European Commission’s pages for more information about shopping online outside the EU.
**Source: UE Customs Duty Tariff 2015 (p. 557, 575 and 644).
PayPal is not responsible for the information provided above, which is taken from the European Commission website, and may be amended and/or updated from time to time. The abovementioned information does not replace separate consultation regarding taxes and other fees concerning your shipment. In any case, we advise you to consult with an accountant, an attorney or a tax advisor, as necessary.
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