Luxembourg Import Declaration

This page was last modified on 30-07-2013

Importing goods into Luxembourg which originated from a non-EU country is subject to customs duties. These duties vary according to the origin and nature of the goods.

The importing business must declare or have its goods declared electronically via the Customs and Excise Agency's eDouane Import/Export system.

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Who is concerned

Any business importing goods into Luxembourg must declare its imports to the customs authorities, as well as the value of the goods, where applicable.

The business may use customs agencies to process the customs requirements.

Approved economic operators may benefit from simplified procedures when filing their customs declaration.

Preliminary steps

For a business to be able to declare its imports, it must have:

How to proceed

Import declaration

The importing business or its representative must file an import declaration online via the eDouane Import/Export system.

Should the electronic eDouane system be unavailable, the applicant may, upon consultation with the relevant customs office, file a single administrative document (SAD) in paper form.

Customs duties / VAT

Upon lodging the import declaration, the business must pay the customs duties.

If the importing business does not have a Luxembourg VAT number, then the VAT is payable at the time of the import.

If the importing business has a Luxembourg VAT number, the VAT payment may be postponed.

However, the goods imported must be mentioned in its next VAT declaration to the Luxembourg Land Registration and Estates Department (Administration de l'enregistrement et des domaines).

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