Quantitative and value limitations imposed on goods depend on whether the goods were sent to Estonia from a Member State of the European Union or from a country outside of the European Union (i.e. third country).

Member States of the European Union

The EU Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

Special territories

Special territories, i. e parts of the territory of the Community not covered by Council Directive 2006/112/EC, are: the Åland Islands, the Canary Islands, the French overseas departments (Guadeloupe, Guiana, Martinique and Réunion) and Mount Athos.

Goods sent from special territories to Estonia are subject to the same quantitative and value limitations as shipments from a third country. Therefore, goods sent from these territories to Estonia must be declared to customs and depending on the goods, VAT and excise duty must be paid.

Online purchases

If you order goods from a foreign online store, your parcel may be subject to declaration and taxation in case the country of departure of the goods is outside the European Union.

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Return of goods

Goods being sent from Estonia to a country outside the European Union by postal or courier service generally has to be declared if the value of it exceeds 1000 euros or the quantity exceeds 1000 kg or a special permit requirement has been established for the goods.

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Declaration of postal parcels

Beginning from 1 July 2021 all parcels – purchases from online stores as well as gifts from other natural persons – arriving from outside of the European Union need to be declared regardless of their value.

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Gifts are parcels sent from one natural person to another. Products ordered from or obtained free of charge from online stores are not gifts.

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Prohibited and restricted goods

There are quantitative restrictions or special authorisation requirements for sending or ordering certain goods to Estonia. Be sure to check the special requirements before shipping or ordering!

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Last updated: 04.03.2022

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