Useful Rate information and Value Added services


Effective 6 January, 2014

Useful information for your shipment

Carrier Liability

Unless the Sender enters a higher Declared Value for Carriage on the (Air) Waybill and pays the required fee, the liability of FedEx is limited to the higher of a) the amount provided by the applicable international convention; b) € 22 per kilogram; or c) US$ 100 per Shipment. For Shipments using the FedEx 1Day Freight, FedEx Priority Overnight or FedEx Standard Overnight service, the liability of FedEx is limited to the higher of a) the amount provided by the applicable local law; b) € 22 per kilogram; or c) US$ 100 per Shipment, unless the Sender enters a higher Declared Value for Carriage on the (Air) Waybill and pays the required fee. FedEx does not provide cargo liability or all-risk insurance but the Sender may pay an additional charge for Declared Value for Carriage above these limits, subject to an incremental charge of €0.92 per €87.00 declared value.

Specific items such as artwork, film, antiques, glassware, jewellery, furs, watches, etc. are limited to a maximum declared value for carriage of US$ 1,000 per shipment or US$ 9.07 per US pound, whichever is greater. Liability of claims requires notice of claims within strict time limits. FedEx’s liability is subject to strict and detailed terms and conditions.

For further information regarding carrier liability please refer to the Federal Express Conditions of Carriage or your Customer Service representative.


For FedEx International Priority® & FedEx International First® and FedEx International Economy rates are based on the total weight of all packages in one shipment using one air waybill. Any fraction of a kilogram takes the next higher weight.

Shipments where dimensional weight exceeds actual weight are charged according to the following volumetric calculation:


Dimensional weight in kg per package = Length x Height x Width in cm / 5,000.


This dimensional weight calculation for FedEx Express® services applies to Europe, Middle-East, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent (EMEA), EMEA export and EMEA import shipments.


A flat rate applies up to 10 kg and 25 kg for FedEx® 10kg Box and FedEx® 25kg Box respectively. An increment for each additional kilogram is then added.

A minimum billable weight applies to shipments packaged in FedEx Express boxes and tubes. The values are defined as follows:

  • FedEx Box (all sizes) . . . . . . . . . . . 1kg
  • FedEx Tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4kg

Effective as of January 21st 2013. Does not apply to FedEx 10kg and 25kg Box.

Maximum Declared Value*

  • FedEx® Envelope / FedEx® Pak: US$ 100
  • FedEx® Box / FedEx® Tube / and other packaging: US$ 50,000


*Values may vary according to destination. Check our online Transit Times and Coverage guide for the maximum declared value per destination.

FedEx International Broker Select®

Need to designate a specific customs broker other than yours? Simply select the FedEx International Broker Select option and indicate the broker's address and telephone number on the FedEx® International Air Waybill. To find out more, get in touch with your FedEx Sales Executive.

The additional routing surcharge applies when all of the following occur:

  • A broker (other then FedEx or FedEx designated) clears the shipment.
  • FedEx Express picks up the shipment at the customers broker location and delivers it to the final consignee.
  • The consignee’s location is served by a different clearance point than the brokers clearance point.

The surcharge is €1.50/kg with a min. of €10.00

FedEx Customs Brokerage Services

FedEx Express offers a seamless standard customs clearance process to enable on-time delivery of your goods. We also offer a range of specialized inbound clearance solutions subject to an additional fee (VAT may apply at the applicable rate).

You can find more information on here.

Fuel Surcharge

FedEx has adopted a dynamic fuel surcharge according to the variation in the price of Kerosene-type-Jet Fuel and reserves the right to apply a fuel surcharge. Please click here for more information.

Duties and Taxes


Duties and taxes might be due when importing a shipment. They will be billed to the recipient unless otherwise requested by the shipper.

FedEx may advance these fees as assessed by Customs on behalf of the payer. A fee will be based on the advanced amount.

Value Added Tax (V.A.T.)

All prices are exclusive of VAT. VAT may be applied at the applicable rate.


All prices are effective from 6 January, 2014.

Federal Express reserves the right at any time, to amend, modify or discontinue this tariff and/or any discounts contained, with or without notice.

Surcharges and Value Added services fees

Extended Area Service

Out-of-Pick Up Area:
€0.37/kg (minimum €19.00)

€0.37/ kg (minimum €19.00)

Address Correction

€7.50 /ship

Saturday Delivery to US

€20,00/ ship (if available)

Dangerous Goods

Inaccessible €0,55/kg (min. €40,00)

Accessible €0,90/kg (min. €60,00)

Dry Ice

0.20 €/Kg and 7.5 min

FedEx Priority Alert™

FedEx International Priority:
€0.75/ kg (minimum €20)

FedEx International Priority Freight:
€0.35/ kg (minimum €150)

On demand Care

FedEx International Priority/
FedEx International Economy:
€4/ kg (minimum €100)

FedEx International Priority Freight/
FedEx International Economy Freight:
€1/kg (minimum €400)

Third Party Consignee


Any questions? Contact FedEx.