When shipping to Greece, clearance through Customs depends on whether you're shipping:
A Commercial Invoice is required for samples of acceptable commodities valued over US $25 (approx. EUR 28).
Shipments containing liquids must be in a sealed container with the name of the substance on the container. An Import License from the consignee may be required depending on the substance. Powdered goods require Agriculture and Fisheries Department clearance. Delays should be expected.
Personal effects are accepted up to US $45 (EUR 50) for duty free entry. Higher value shipments may require a formal clearance and additional clearance time.
Delivery orders are charged legal handling fees to be paid by the consignee in Greece. A Shipper's Export Declaration (SED) is required for all US export shipments (including Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands) if any single commodity value is greater than US $2,500.
Commercial shipments valued over US $22 (EUR 25 ) and personal shipments valued over US $45 (EUR 50) must be cleared through Customs by the consignee or designated broker. Customs paperwork will be delivered to the designated broker or consignee and will constitute a Proof of Delivery.
Non-commercial shipments include: Individual to individual, contents intended for personal or family use, and shipments with no payments.
All shipments from Canada, China, Japan and the United States containing Non-manufactured wood packing materials (NWPM) of coniferous wood must be treated and marked. If originated in China, the shipment must also have a Certificate of Attestation. For more information, please see the EMC Bulletin Board (US-Export) or Freight Handling Bulletin (FHB) 387.
The values on all documents, including the Air Waybill and the Commercial Invoice, must be in EURO. The past local currency will not be accepted.
Certain items are prohibited by Customs for import to Greece. These items are in addition to items forbidden by IATA. Senders are responsible for making sure that the goods they are shipping are acceptable for shipment to Greece.
Forbidden for Import to Greece
Required documentation varies according to the following factors::
Take note of the following regulations when importing to Greece.