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Shipping to Hungary

Get help with Customs procedures, limitations and restrictions. Prepare your shipment properly.

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Clearance Process | Restrictions | Documents | Contacts


FedEx Clearance Process

All shipments crossing international borders must be cleared through Customs in the destination country prior to being delivered to the recipient. Unless the sender specified a broker, FedEx submits shipments to Customs and other regulatory agencies. It is the sender's responsibility to provide the necessary and correct documentation. Shipments that require more than the FedEx International Air Waybill and Commercial Invoice may require more transit time. If shipments are held by Customs because of incorrect or missing documentation we may first attempt to notify the recipient.

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Hungary Import Clearance Process

When shipping to Hungary, clearance through Customs depends on whether you're shipping:

  • Documents with no commercial value
  • Dutiable goods

All shipments shipped to Hungary from non-EU countries must be cleared through Customs in the destination country prior to being delivered to the recipient.

Unless the sender specified a broker, FedEx submits shipments to Customs and other regulatory agencies.

It is the sender's responsibility to provide the necessary and correct documentation. Shipments that require more than a FedEx International Air Waybill and Commercial Invoice may require more transit time. If shipments are held by Customs because of incorrect or missing documentation, we may first attempt to notify the recipient.

For shipments where clearance is required, Hungarian Customs Authority may require 25% VAT for all shipments with a value above EUR 22. Tax will also be added prior to release. FedEx will charge the recipient VAT and taxes. Sender can not be charged with these fees.

Clearance is done based on Power of Attorney granted to Customs representatives. For every person or company starting the clearance process a registration number (VPID number) must be registered with Hungarian Customs Authority if not yet existing.



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Import Prohibitions and Restrictions

Certain items are prohibited by Customs for import to Hungary. 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 Hungary.

Forbidden for Import to Hungary

  • Cash and cash equivalents
  • Food, perishable
  • Pornographic material

Restrictions for Import to Hungary

  • Jewelry, gold, precious metals, and precious stones require broker clearance

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Documents

Required Documentation

Required documentation varies according to the following factors::

  • Whether you are shipping documents with no Declared value. These shipments require only the fully completed FedEx International Air Waybill.
  • If you are shipping documents with a Declared value greater than EUR 22 or dutiable goods, we require a FedEx International Air Waybill and a Commercial Invoice.
  • If you are shipping textiles (finished or unfinished) the shipper must submit a Certificate of Origin.
  • Commodities with certain trademarks can be subject to import license regulations.

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Hungary Import Regulations

Take note of the following regulations when importing to Hungary.

  • The dimensional and weight maximums for import shipments:
    • FedEx International Priority: 274 cm (108 in) L, 330 cm (130 in) L & G, 68 kg (150 lb)
    • FedEx International Priority Freight: 302 cm (119 in) L, 762 cm (762 in) L & G, 1000 kg (2200 lb)
  • An invoice is required for all shipments with a Declared value.
  • Duty/Tax free entry is allowed for gifts valued up to EUR 45. Unsolicited gifts must be shipped from one individual to another and should not contain tobacco or liquor. Gifts require Customs clearance.

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Regulatory Contact Information

Agency
Flying-cargo Hungary Kft
2220 Vecsés
Lörinci út 59.
Airport Business Park C/5
Phone number: 0640.980.980
Fax number:0629.551.901

Please see our tips to Avoid Customs problems to gain Customs clearance more quickly. For more information, please contact Customer Help.

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