Formally Kingdom of Denmark, this Northern European country spans over 16,000 square miles with a population of about 5.6 million. Copenhagen, the capital city, has a population of about 1.2 million.
for its Viking history, this Scandinavian country is currently governed
by a monarchy. Denmark is frequently ranked as one of the happiest
countries in the world according to the Earth Institute at Columbia
Denmark includes more than 400 islands with the biggest being Zealand and Funen.
you are shipping to Denmark, the country is home to dozens of shipping
ports. The biggest shipping port in Denmark is the Port of Copenhagen.
Some other shipping ports include the Port of Esbjerg, the Port of
Aalborg, Faaborg Havn, and the Port of Odens.
Cargo Shipping to Denmark - Duty Free Shipping and Duty Fees and VAT
you are shipping cargo to Denmark, there are some documents that you
will need to have in order for the customs clearance process.
duty free shipping to Denmark, your items must be used in a normal
household. New items require an invoice and will likely be taxed. If you
are shipping new items from outside the European Union, please note
that they will be subject to duty taxes and VAT.
You can ship used
household goods and personal items duty free to Denmark as long as you
have been outside the European Union for at least 12 months or longer.
You should also have owned your personal items and goods for at least 6
months or longer.
The customs clearance process in Denmark is
expected to take place upon the arrival of your cargo. Keep in mind that
storage in a bonded warehouse is not typically possible.
are a foreign diplomat arriving in Denmark, your free entry into the
country is typically issued to the Embassy to which you belong.
you newly married and interested in bringing your wedding trousseau to
Denmark? Make sure your declaration of goods is signed by both you and
your spouse. You should also plan to have your marriage certificate
available. In order for your items to qualify for duty-free shipment,
your cargo should be used in a normal household and have a maximum value
of ECU 1,000.
If you inherited cargo that you would like to
import to Denmark, you will need a signed inheritance certified, a death
certificate of the individual from whom you've inherited your items,
and a copy of a will or a declaration issued with approval from the
lawyer in charge of handling the deceased person's estate.
are shipping art work or antiques to Denmark, these are addressed
differently depending on if they are for personal household use, or if
they are for commercial purposes. If you are shipping antiques to
Denmark for commercial purposes, you should have your invoice for the
item along with a certificate stating that your item(s) at least 100
years or older. While your antique may qualify for duty free shipping,
you will likely be expected to pay a VAT of 25%.
If you are
shipping art work for an art exhibition in Denmark, you are allowed to
ship it with a temporary free entry into the country. It is recommended,
however, that you contact a local agent prior to international cargo
shipping to help make arrangements.
Are you interested in shipping
wine or spirits to Denmark? You will need to provide a certificate of
origin and an invoice. You will also be expected to pay duty fees, taxes
and VAT. There are limits to the amount of bottles you can import as
Please note that due to high taxes, and strict
control by import officials, it is often not advisable to include
spirits in removals in your cargo shipment.
Vehicle Shipping to Denmark
If you want to ship a car or motorcycle to Denmark, make sure you have your registration certificate.
You may qualify for duty free vehicle shipping to Denmark if you owned your vehicle and used it abroad.
is some important paperwork also required for shipping a vehicle to
Denmark. You will likely need to contact a local agent prior to vehicle
shipping to Denmark for all the specifics on rules and regulations.
Restricted and Prohibited Items When Shipping to Denmark
Certain items are restricted when shipping to Denmark and others are prohibited.
Here are some of the restricted items if you are shipping to Denmark:
Tobacco - you will need an invoice and a certificate of origin. Please
note that you will also be expected to pay duty fees, taxes, and VAT on
• Arms, ammunition and dangerous items - If you
are interested in shipping a hunting rifle or shotgun to Denmark, you
will need a special import license from the Ministry of Justice. This is
issued through the Police in Denmark. You will also need to obtain a
• Plants, unless they are arriving from
Scandinavian countries, require a certificate, which guarantees that
they are free from disease. This certificate must accompany plants
issued by the relevant authority of the country of departure. You must
also obtain a license granted by the Danish Governmental Plant
Cargo that is strictly prohibited from arrival in Denmark includes:
- Gold and silver in bars
Bringing a Pet to Denmark
you are moving to Denmark or returning to the country after having been
away for a while, you can bring your cat or dog provided that you have
the correct documentation.
You should have a health certificate
for your pet that is not more than one month old. Your pet should also
have an updated rabies certificate between 1 and 12 months old. Under
normal circumstances, quarantine is not required for dogs or cats
entering the country. Other animals are subject to a special permit from
Danish Veterinary Authorities. You should contact the Danish Consulate
for further information on bringing a pet to Denmark.