|Area:||195,364 sq miles|
|Top 5 Largest Cities:||1. Madrid 2. Barcelona 3. Valencia 4. Seville 5. Zaragoza|
|Climate:||Mediterranean, semiarid and oceanic climate|
|Motto:||“Plus Ultra” / “Further beyond”|
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As a member of the European Union (EU), passing through Customs is pretty simple. There are necessary documents and strict requirements to be satisfied prior to the release of your household goods. We’ve prepared your responsibilities below to assist you in the endeavor or clearance.
Import Declaration – A document stating the household goods being shipped.
Customs Value Declaration – A document used to calculate duties and taxes that states the value of the entire household shipment.
The Single Administrative Document (SAD) – The EU importers declaration on household goods. http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/customs/procedural_aspects/general/sad/index_en.htm
Certificate of Origin – Document certifying the origination of producing or manufacturing certain goods.
Import License – A required license for goods of certain countries.
Once your household goods have arrived in Spain 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.
In order to clear Customs, duty and taxes will be due to gain possession of your household goods. Your Duty will range from 0 to 20% with an average of 4.2%. Your VAT is at a standard 21%.
The Customs of Spain will allow certain items to be imported duty-free. As part of the European Union, there are duty-free opportunities with restrictions. The following are the details and quantities allowed:
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.
Other HHGS up to $546.47 USD in worth for air and sea travelers, $381.26 USD in worth for other travelers and $190.63 USD in worth for children
Not every item is accepted by Customs. To avoid any delays and extra charges, please refer to the list of restricted items below.
Some items are permitted and restricted to quantity, but still requires either special authorization and/or duties to be paid. Here is a list below of Restricted Items.
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 Spain, please visit:
DEPARTAMENTO DE ADUANAS E IMPUESTOS ESPECIALES
AVENIDA LLANO CASTELLANO, 17
All information featured above is for viewing purposes only. To obtain up-to-date information about overseas shipment, please notify your nearest Consulate.