Import and customs regulations

With GLS, you can securely and reliably send parcels throughout Europe and beyond.
On this page you will find important customs regulations and information on export and import.

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We take care of your customs clearance. Our central Customs department completes and submits the electronic export declaration prior to shipping your parcels.

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Export guidelines

Did you know that in Switzerland deliveries are done without consignee's signature?

You want to ship internationaly? Find out all you need to know.

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Brexit: GLS is prepared

UK’s exit impacts the movement of goods between the EU and the UK.

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Excise duties

Check the guidelines about the indirect taxes on the sale of products such as alcohol before importing and exporting.

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Embargos and sanctions

Goods are send around the world every day. The EU imposes however certain restrictions/sanctions, on where and what to send.

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Safely packed, safely delivered

Make sure your shipment is packed properly to keep your customer happy at the delivery.