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Shipping to Slovak Republic

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

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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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Slovak Republic Import Clearance Process

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

  • Documents with no commercial value
  • Dutiable goods

For shipments where clearance is required, Slovak Customs Authority requires 19% VAT for all shipments with a value over EUR 20. Depending on the commodity, tax will also be added prior to release. FedEx will charge the recipient VAT and taxes either directly or charge their account at Customs. Only companies can apply for this account at Customs.

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Import Prohibitions and Restrictions

Certain items are prohibited by Customs for import to Slovak Republic. 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 Slovak Republic.

Forbidden for Import to Slovak Republic

  • Cash and cash equivalents
  • Dangerous goods as defined by IATA
  • Food, non-perishable
  • Medical products and prescription drugs
  • Seeds

Forbidden for Import to Slovak Republic

  • Cash and cash equivalents
  • Dangerous goods as defined by IATA

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Make sure your documents are always filled out consistently and accurately. Inconsistencies can cause delays.

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 20 or dutiable goods, we require a FedEx International Air Waybill and a Commercial Invoice.
  • If you are shipping non-hazardous chemicals containing alcohol you need to submit the recipient's import license.
  • If you are shipping textiles (finished or unfinished) the shipper must submit a Certificate of Origin and the recipient's import license.

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Slovak Republic Import Regulations

Take note of the following regulations when importing to Slovak Republic.

  • 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 20. Unsolicited gifts must be shipped from one individual to another and should not contain tobacco or liquor.

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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