|Population:||65.7 million (2012)|
|Area:||211,209 sq miles|
|Top 5 Largest Cities:||1. Paris 2. Marseille 3. Lyon 4. Toulouse 5. Nice|
|Climate:||Oceanic, Mediterranean and continental.|
|Motto:||“Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite” / “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”|
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Once your household goods have arrived in France along with your documents, both are subjected to examination by Customs. A CBP officer will examine your household goods to determine the value, correct markings, proper invoicing, existence of prohibited items, damages, deterioration and illegal narcotics. It’s important to assure all items are properly described and accounted for to avoid any delays or seizure of items. Once your items are approved for release, they are safeguarded by the proper officers.
You will be responsible to pay Duty Tax and Value-Added Tax (VAT) for clearance through Customs. The Duties in France can run from 5 to 17% and the VAT ranges from 5.5 to 19.6%. The VAT is charged the same rate as the sale of the same item within the state of a good that’s similar. Value-Added Tax will be 19.6%.
As part of the European Union, there are duty-free opportunities with restrictions. Below you will find the duty-free scenarios: If moving from the United Kingdom, these items will be duty-free:
If moving from a European Union country, all HHGS will be duty-free with the restrictions below to deem as personal use, not for commercial use or sale:
If moving from a non-European Union country, the following HHGS can be imported by persons 17 years or older duty-free.
All labeling must be done in the English or French Language.
Please be aware that not every item is accepted by Customs in France. To avoid any delays and extra charges, please refer to the list of restricted items below.
There are many restricted items that Customs will pay very close attention to. Please take a look at some of the items and their restrictions below
The liability for duties are paid once Customs has cleared your shipment for release. There are no options of prepaid duties or taxes prior to exportation from a foreign country. Once your shipment is filed with CBP, the party and only the party listed as the receiver can pick up the shipment. If household goods are warehoused, the party of liability can be changed to another party, most whom purchased the goods. The Customs broker cannot pay duties, but can accept a check written out to the Customs and Border Protection to forward. Once items are received, all articles are deemed owned by the receiver and no longer in ownership of the CBP.
For more information regarding moving to France, please visit:
Direction Générale des Douanes et Droits Indirects
Bureau de l’information et de la communication
11, rue des deux Communes 93558�?
93558 Montreuil cedex, France
Phone: +33 1 57 53 49 91�?
Fax: + 33 1 57 53 49 37
All information featured above is for viewing purposes only. To obtain up-to-date information about overseas shipment, please notify your nearest Consulate.