International Shipping to Denmark - Find Out More About How To Ship Overseas By Boat

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.
Known 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 University.
Denmark includes more than 400 islands with the biggest being Zealand and Funen.
If 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
If you are shipping cargo to Denmark, there are some documents that you will need to have in order for the customs clearance process.
For 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.
If you are a foreign diplomat arriving in Denmark, your free entry into the country is typically issued to the Embassy to which you belong.
Are 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.
If you 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 household goods.
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.
There 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 tobacco products.
• 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 shooting permit.
• 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 Protection Service.
Cargo that is strictly prohibited from arrival in Denmark includes:
- Narcotics
- Gold and silver in bars
Bringing a Pet to Denmark
If 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.