When a product is imported from a non-EU country, customs clearance is mandatory. The purchase will have to pay the applicable taxes, which can be just VAT or additional taxes such as duties that serve to protect European-made products value.
The following documents are required to ensure a proper customs clearance:
Shipments of personal belongings are usually completely free of duties and taxes. However, customs in the country of destination will decide upon this.
When personal effects are cleared through customs at destination, this is required:
With this information, Customs will establish whether the goods are exempt from taxes or not.