Guide to Sending Parcels to Estonia

Tucked up against the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland with its 2,222 islands and islets, Estonia has both maritime and continental features and climate. For instance, though a small country, it harbours many species extinct elsewhere in Europe - species recognisable to Canadians like the brown bear, wolf, lynx, moose, beaver, seal, and badger.

Estonia may only have 1.3 million people, but it's a highly educated and hard working population that has created a high-income, advanced economy. So, no surprise that half its highly computerised population regularly shops online and e-commerce revenues are steadily climbing.

Information for this page was taken from the Estonian Tax and Customs Board and the Official Journal of the European Communities.

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Easy Tracking Information

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Tracking #:780123123123
Tel: 1-800-463-3339
Signed By: Pikwalia @ Residence
Oct 7, 2022
8:49 am
Viljandi,VI, EE
Delivered
Oct 6, 2022
7:18 am
Paernu, PA, EE
In transit
Oct 5, 2022
9:03 pm
Narva, NA, EE
International Clearance
Oct 5, 2022
8:14 am
Tallinn , TA, EE
In transit
Oct 5, 2022
12:17 am
Toronto, ON, CA
In transit
Oct 4, 2022
4:30 pm
Ottawa, ON, CA
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Disclaimer!

While we have made every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, Customs laws and procedures change regularly so it is important to consult a licensed broker in Estonia before shipping any goods.

Types of Shipments

Not all types of shipments are created equal. Shipping a television will require different paperwork, duties, and taxes than shipping an accounting statement, for example.
Shipping Documents Only Image to Estonia

Documents Only

Estonia allows the following items into the country as a document shipment:

  • Bids
  • Diplomas
  • Driver's licence
  • Visa applications

The following items are allowed entry into Estonia as a document shipment if they abide by the stated restriction.

Item Restriction
Airline tickets Only if validated
Annual reports, brochures, and newsletters Only if they are for shareholder or intercompany use and have no commercial value
Blueprints Must have no commercial value and be for a bid invitation in the EU
Business cards Maximum of 15 in a shipment
Cheques, credit cards, and traveller's cheques Only if personalised
Event tickets (sports matches, concerts and stage performances) Tickets CANNOT be from a printing company destined for a sales office or an event organiser
Invitations and greeting cards Must be personalised
Manuals Only if they are of a technical nature and shipped in an appropriate number for the purpose
Negatives, slides, and print films Only if shipped to a media or publishing agency and their value have no press or editorial charges
Newspapers Only if shipped for non-commercial reasons
Stationery Must be personalised and in a quantity that is clearly non-commercial

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_US

Shipping Gifts to Estonia

Shipping Gifts

A gift shipped to someone in Estonia from Canada will be allowed a duty-free entry into the country provided:

  • Its value is €45 or less (about $65 CAD)
  • It is shipped from one individual to another only, and at no charge to the recipient
  • Only sent on an occasional basis

Gift shipments above €45 up to a value of €700 (about $1,010 CAD) will incur a flat duty rate of 2.5%.


Shipments containing certain gifts as shown below will be limited to the monetary value of €45 and by the outlined quantity restrictions:

  • 100 g of tea or 40 g or tea extract
  • 500 g coffee or 200 g of coffee extract
  • 250 mL toilet waters or 50 g perfume
  • 6 L beer and 2 L fermented beverages
  • 50 cigarettes, or 25 cigarillos, or 10 cigars, or 50 g smoking tobacco, or 120 g tobacco substitute

Shipments from Individual-to-Individual

A gift shipment from an individual in Canada to an individual in Estonia is exempt from duty charges if:

  • The value of the parcel is no more than €45 (about $65 CAD)
  • There has been no exchange of money between the sender and the recipient
  • The shipment is an infrequent occurrence

NOTE:
Gift shipments with a value in excess of €45 but not exceeding €700 (about$1,010 CAD) will incur a flat duty rate of 2.5%.

Gift Restrictions

Gifts of tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, coffee, tea, and perfumes may be shipped duty-free up to €45, but they must abide by quantity limits as shown below:

  • Any one of: cigarettes (50); cigarillos (25); cigars (10); tobacco (50 g); tobacco substitute (120 g)
  • Beer (6 L); fermented drinks (2 L)
  • Coffee (500 g); coffee extract (200 g)
  • Tea (100 g); tea extract (40 g)
  • Perfume (50 g); toilet waters (250 mL)

Shipments from Business-to-Business

A gift shipped from a business in Canada to a business in Estonia will incur duty and taxes regardless of the value of the gift.

Shipments from Business-to-Individual

If you ship a gift from your business in Canada to an individual in Estonia, it will be liable to duty and tax charges no matter the monetary value of the gift. There are no thresholds below which no duties and taxes will be incurred.


Gift Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • The words 'Gift Shipment' or 'Unsolicited Gift' are included on the commercial invoice, even if the shipment is sent at Christmas time (see sample)
  • List the items in the parcel and write the value of each
  • Sending more than one gift in the parcel? Wrap and tag each one individually.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Miguel ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Estonia City
01001
Estonia

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal Shipment / Gift Shipment

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 4 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift Shipment: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $79.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $79.99
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge


Multiple Gifts in One Shipment

If your gift shipment contains multiple gifts, it will be exempt from duty and taxes if the shipment has a total value of €45 or less (about $65 CAD).

In the event that some gifts are less than €45, you may claim only those that in aggregate remain less than €45. For example, a shipment with 3 gifts (say €10, €30, and €40), only the €10 and €30 gifts will be exempt.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Estonia City
01001
Estonia

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Unsolicited Gift: Consolidated Gift Package

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 4 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift - Roger: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $39.99
1 Each Gift - Erica: Handwoven French Canadian Catalogne Blanket

CA $49.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $89.98
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Sources:
https://www.emta.ee/en/private-client/consignments-travel-settlement/consignments/gifts
https://www.emta.ee/eraklient/saadetised-reisimine-elama-asumine/saadetised/paki-deklareerimine#tollimaks

Shipping personal effects/belongings to Estonia

Shipping Personal Effects

Canadian residents who move to Estonia may ship their personal effects exempt from import duties. Documentation such as a residency permit will be required. Information concerning this and other paperwork can be found here.

Personal effects are to abide by the following conditions:

  • The claimant has lived outside of Estonia for 12 or more months
  • The goods are used
  • The items are owned by the claimant and will be used by them in Estonia (they cannot be sold, lent out, or traded)
  • The amount of goods are clearly for a household and cannot be construed as a commercial quantity
  • Goods must remain in the possession of the owner for a minimum of 12 months after arriving in Estonia

Personal effects include the following items:

  • Portable tools and instruments for the claimant's craft or profession
  • Footwear and clothing
  • Linens
  • Furniture
  • Appliances, kitchen implements
  • Sports equipment, such as bicycles

NOTE:
No exemptions are allowed for alcoholic beverages and tobacco products.

Moving Temporarily

Students

Students enrolled in an educational institution in Estonia will be allowed a duty-free entry of their personal effects provided they are only for the student's use.

Personal effects include items such as:

  • Clothing and footwear
  • Furniture typical for a student's room
  • Equipment and materials required for studying

NOTE:
Goods bought online whilst in Estonia will incur duties and taxes even though the student is a temporary resident of the country.

Students require various pieces of paperwork, for e.g. a certificate from the educational institution, the details of which can be found here.

Non-students

No information is available at this time regarding non-students moving temporarily to Estonia.

Moving Permanently

Anyone who moves permanently to Estonia will be allowed a duty-free entry of their used personal effects provided:

  • The claimant owns the goods and they will remain in his or her possession in Estonia for at least 12 months (they are not to be sold, lent, or rented out)
  • The claimant has not lived in Estonia for at least 1 year
  • The size of the shipment and the number of items are reasonable for the size of the household, i.e. it is not a commercial quantity

NOTE:
Moving permanently to Estonia will require paperwork such as a residency permit. For details regarding this and other requirements, please click here.


The shipment may include items such as*:

  • Bed linens, towels, etc.
  • Appliances and furniture
  • Tools and equipment to prepare and consume food
  • Clothing and footwear
  • Bicycles and other pieces of sports equipment
  • Portable instruments required for a trade or profession

*Tobacco products and alcoholic beverages will incur duty and taxes.

Moving Because of Marriage

If a Canadian resident is moving permanently to Estonia as a result of marriage to an EU citizen, personal effects will be allowed entry exempt from duty. This also applies to any gifts and dowry resulting from the marriage.

Customs authorities will require the immigrant to present a marriage certificate and residency permit. Details can be found here.


Personal Effects Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'Personal Effects' (see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided
  • Students require a residency permit and a confirmation from the educational institute (click here for details)
  • Those moving permanently require a residency permit amongst other pieces of paperwork; click here for details

Sources:
https://www.emta.ee/en/private-client/consignments-travel-settlement/settlement/settling-estonia
https://www.emta.ee/en/private-client/consignments-travel-settlement/settlement/settling-estonia#duty-relief
https://www.emta.ee/en/private-client/consignments-travel-settlement/settlement/settling-estonia#documents--accordion
https://www.emta.ee/en/private-client/consignments-travel-settlement/settlement/settling-estonia#study-duty-relief
https://www.emta.ee/en/private-client/consignments-travel-settlement/settlement/settling-estonia#study-documents

Sample Commercial Invoice for Personal Effects

Ship To Invoice
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Estonia City
01001
Estonia

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal effects being delivered to my new address.

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 4 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
5 Pairs Personal Effects: 5 pairs of various types of shoes

IN $40.00
1 Each Personal Effects: Arc'terix Winter Jacket

CA $478.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Personal Effects
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $678.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Food, Chocolate, Candies to Estonia

Food, Chocolate, Candies

A reasonable amount of non-meat foodstuffs, chocolate, and candies may be shipped to Estonia from Canada without duties being incurred.

You May Ship

  • Infant formula, baby food (max. 2 kg)
  • Honey (max. 2 kg)
  • Sturgeon caviar (max. 125 g)
  • Fish that is smoked, dried, salted, or baked (max. 20 kg)
  • Non-animal foodstuffs (a reasonable quantity)
  • Chocolate and candies

Do Not Ship

  • Meat and dairy products
  • Produce and other perishables

Food, Chocolate, Candies Checklist
  • Clearly indicate 'Food' on the commercial invoice in the General Description or Remarks section (see sample)
  • Ensure that your food, chocolate, or candies may be imported into the country
  • You are not shipping commercial quantities (for any duty & tax exemption)
  • Check with your carrier that they will accept food shipments

Sources:
https://www.emta.ee/eraklient/saadetised-reisimine-elama-asumine/saadetised/keelatud-ja-eriloaga-kaubad#el-sisse-erinouded

Sample Commercial Invoice for Food, Chocolate, Candies

Ship To Invoice
Miguel ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Estonia City
01001
Estonia

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Food Shipment - Assorted chocolate bars in their original manufacturer's packaging

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 4 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Nestle Chocolate Bars in original packaging expiring May 2021 (shelf life of 6 months or longer)

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent / Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Promotional Material to Estonia

Samples

Commercial samples shipped to Estonia for the display and promotion of products may enter the country duty and tax free if they are in small, non-commercial quantities.


The samples must also follow the conditions below:

  • They are in an amount suitable for the size of the promotional event
  • They have been supplied without charge
  • They are unsuitable for sale (quantities are too small, rendered unsaleable)

Samples of beverages and foods are also allowed a duty and tax exemption provided:

  • They are consumed at the event at which they are displayed
  • They are given out as small packaged samples, not in their retail containers

Commercial Sample Checklist
  • A Commercial Invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Clearly indicate 'Commercial Samples' on the commercial invoice in the General Description & Detailed Description of Goods (see sample)
  • The item shipped has tearing, perforation, slashing, defacing, or has permanent marking clearing indicating the item as commercial sample

Sources:
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A21993A0527%2801%29

Sample Commercial Invoice for Commercial Sample

Ship To Invoice
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Estonia City
01001
Estonia

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Commercial Sample - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 4 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Commercial Sample - Advanced reading copy of Dan Brown's novel.

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Commercial Sample
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Sending Promotional material to Estonia

Advertising Material

Advertising material may enter Estonia duty and tax free provided the goods will only be displayed or demonstrated. Also, the quantity of goods in a shipment must be suitable for the size of the event.


Advertising Material Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'Promotional Material - Not for Resale' (see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided

Sources:
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A21993A0527%2801%29

Sample Commercial Invoice for Promotional Material

Ship To Invoice
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Estonia City
01001
Estonia

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Promotional Material - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 4 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Promotional Material: Not for Resale. Product pamphlets to hand out at trade show.

CA $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Promotional Material
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Have your goods warranty repaired in Estonia

Repairs

Estonia, as a member of the EU, allows duty-free entry of goods repaired without charge in Canada. This is a result of the free-trade agreement between Canada and the EU (CETA).

Items Under Warranty

The Canada-EU free-trade agreement (CETA) allows for repair work done under a warranty in Estonia to be exempt from duty. Also, those items will be exempt from GST when they are returned to Canada.

Items No Longer Under Warranty

If equipment or machinery that is no longer under warranty is repaired in Estonia, it will be liable to Estonian duty charges, and GST when said items return to Canada.

Sending Product for Repair to Estonia

Provided items are under a warranty, they will not incur Estonian duty charges when they enter the country for repairs. This is due to the provisions of CETA (the Canada-EU free-trade agreement).

Returning Repaired Product to Estonia

Machinery and equipment repaired in Canada free of charge will be allowed re-entry into Estonia exempt from duty fees.


Repair Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'REPAIR & RETURN' under the General Description or Remarks, and include the estimated time of return (see sample)
  • Include repair contract with shipment
  • Serial or product number and the cost of repairs should be indicated under the Detailed Description of Goods section
  • Include the original shipping documents or tracking number from when the item was first exported to Estonia or exported to Canada (depending on which case applies)
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment

Sources:
https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/dm-md/d8/d8-2-10-eng.html
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=CELEX:32013R0952

Sample Commercial Invoice for Warranty Repair

Ship To Invoice
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Estonia City
01001
Estonia

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Repair and Return - Watch being sent for repair

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 4 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Fossil Watch being sent for repair - Model E5, serial # 789456FG7E2 - Repair Cost $76.00

US $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Warranty Repair
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Temporary Imports / Exports for shipments to Estonia

Temporary Imports

Goods can be imported temporarily into Estonia exempt from duty fees provided:

  • They remain in the country a maximum of 2 years
  • They remain unchanged save for normal wear-and-tear
  • They are clearly and easily identifiable

Typical temporary imports include goods such as:

  • Specimens and samples destined for exhibitions and similar demonstrations
  • Goods for display at public events, for example stage shows and concerts

Qualifying for Duty & Tax Free Temporary Import

In order to import your goods duty and tax free into Estonia, you can pick from Option 1 or 2 of the Temporary Import Methods listed below

Each option has its pros and cons. Regardless, each of the following methods requires you to complete a commercial invoice (CI). More details can be found below.

Option Temporary Import Method Risk of paying Duties and Taxes
1 Commercial Invoice Only (no other documentation is provided) High (if broker cannot clear goods temporarily)
2 Commercial Invoice + ATA Carnet Very Low

1. Complete a Commercial Invoice Only

This is the simplest and quickest option.See example.

NOTE:
You should be aware that shipping using this method doesn't guarantee that your items will be imported duty/tax free. Not all brokers will clear goods as temporary imports (i.e. UPS, Fedex, DHL), nor is it a guarantee that customs won't charge any duties and taxes.

2. CI + an ATA Carnet

This option is ideal for items that often travel in and out of Canada. It's also very practical and useful because once you have an ATA Carnet, it is accepted by 176 countries worldwide, which makes the application process a one-time occurrence.

In addition to declaring your commercial invoice as a temporary import, you can get an ATA Carnet for the items that are of temporary nature.

ATA Carnets are beyond the scope of this article. You can, however, contact your local chamber of commerce and they will be able to guide you along. You can also find more information here.

In addition to the 2 options above, the following conditions must also be met in order to qualify for a duty and VAT free exemption:

  • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition aside from normal wear-and-tear, and they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than 1 year in Estonia

NOTE:

  • If the above conditions are not followed, duties and taxes will be charged as though the goods have been imported permanently
  • Your Customs broker can clear goods of a temporary nature (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc. typically CANNOT clear goods of temporary nature)


Temporary Imports Checklist
  • Commercial Invoice clearly stating 'Temporary Import'. This must be written in the General Description section and the Detailed Description of Goods. (see sample)
  • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than the period listed above
  • Include your ATA Carnet with your shipment (if applicable)
  • Include the expected return date or the date that it was originally received within the country (whichever applies)
  • Any above listed items not listed in this checklist

Sources:
https://www.emta.ee/media/395/download
https://www.emta.ee/media/394/download
https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/business/customs-procedures-import-and-export/what-importation/specific-use_en
https://www.koda.ee/en/services/ata-carnet#:~:text=In%20Estonia%2C%20this%20is%20Ergo,the%20Tax%20and%20Customs%20Board

 

Sample Commercial Invoice for Temporary Imports

Ship To Invoice
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Estonia City
01001
Estonia

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment returning Jan 2020

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 4 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 box Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment

CA $1032.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Temporary Imports
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1032.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Permanent Goods / Sold To an individual or business within Estonia

Permanent/Sold Goods

All sold goods entering Estonia, regardless of their value, will incur VAT whereas the threshold for duty charges is €150 (about $220 CAD). This means if the shipment's value is less than this, no duty will be applied to the contents (with the exception of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, perfumes, and toilet waters).

NOTE:
Goods won free of charge from any online social network must be declared and will be liable to customs duties.

Occasional Shipper

If you sell goods to an individual in Estonia, for example via eBay, all shipments will be liable to VAT no matter the value of the goods. Duty will only be applied if the shipment's value is more than €150 (about $220 CAD).

NOTE:
Goods won free of charge from any online social network are NOT exempt from declaration or duties.

Regular shipper

It is recommended that regular shippers of sold goods to Estonia use the services of a licenced Estonian customs broker.


Sources:
https://www.emta.ee/eraklient/saadetised-reisimine-elama-asumine/saadetised/paki-deklareerimine#voidud--accordion
https://www.emta.ee/eraklient/saadetised-reisimine-elama-asumine/saadetised/paki-deklareerimine#vaikesaadetised--accordion
https://www.emta.ee/eraklient/saadetised-reisimine-elama-asumine/saadetised/paki-deklareerimine

Sample Commercial Invoice for Permanent/Sold Goods

Ship To Invoice
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Estonia City
01001
Estonia

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Permanent/Sold: Parts and accessories for Canon B78n camera

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 4 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
15 Each Camera Lenses: Canon EF 50mm, Canon EF 85mm & wide-angle lenses.

CA $132.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent/Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1980.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Required Documents


Shipping packages internationally requires a lot of documentation. This process alone can be confusing and time-consuming. So we’ve narrowed down what documents you might need and ranked them based on likeliness of being needed.

Document Type When? Details
Shipping Label / Bill of Lading Always required This is a label provided by the carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.). Always required because the carrier needs to know the parcel's destination.
Commercial Invoice Required for all non-document shipments
For all non-document shipments, you will require 3 copies of the commercial invoice (to be included with your shipping labels). These are for customs purposes and need to be included inside a document pouch outside of the box.

When creating a shipment through the Secureship website, the system will help you create this document automatically.

B13a Required if value exceeds $2,000 per shipment or is a controlled good
A B13a is required if your shipment exceeds $2000 CAD or is a controlled good
and is destined to a country other than the US, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands

Learn more about the B13a form here.
Certificate of Origin (COO) Infrequently required

Allows a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Canada has a preferential trade agreement with Estonia. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.

When an item with a COO is imported into Estonia, it will incur a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Certificate of Insurance (COI) Infrequently required

Shows that the shipment has been insured.
Banks may request a certificate of insurance when providing letters of credit for the goods. Otherwise, it is generally your choice whether to purchase insurance for the shipment.
ATA Carnet Infrequently required

Used to avoid duties and taxes on shipments of temporary nature.
If you ship goods of temporary nature to and from a country, you can obtain an ATA Carnet to expedite the customs clearance process and ensure that anything of temporary nature is not charged duties and taxes.

See Temporary import section
Packing list Infrequently required

No specific form required, but generally includes information regarding:

  • The exporter, importer and transport company
  • Date of issue
  • Number of freight invoice
  • Type and number of packages
  • Contents of each package
  • Marks and numbers
  • Net weight, gross weight and measurements of each package

Prohibited & Restricted Imports


Prohibited goods will not be allowed entry into Estonia while restricted imports may enter the country but must abide by quantity limits or other rules established by regulatory departments.

Prohibited Items

  • Weapons, weapon parts
  • Ammunition and any
    associated parts
  • Psychotropic substances,
    including medicines that
    contain them
  • Narcotic drugs
  • Perishable foodstuffs
    - produce, meat products
  • Counterfeit materials, pirated goods
  • Items and publications
    considered immoral
    or obscene

Restricted Items

  • Foodstuffs
  • Medications and other remedies - herbal preparations, vitamins

Sources:
https://www.emta.ee/eraklient/saadetised-reisimine-elama-asumine/saadetised/keelatud-ja-eriloaga-kaubad#el-sisse-erinouded
https://www.omniva.ee/abi/erinouetega

Duty & Taxes

Sold goods entering Estonia will have duties and VAT assessed on the CIF Value of the shipment. That is, the sum of the customs value plus insurance amount plus freight costs.

CIF Value = Customs Value + Insurance Amount + Freight Costs

By calculating the CIF value of your shipment, you will have an estimate of the duty and taxes owed by the recipient.


Thresholds

All goods imported into Estonia will incur VAT regardless of their value, including goods sold online from Canada.

The duty threshold on imported goods* is €150 (about $220 CAD). Also known as the de minimis value, this means any item valued less than €150 will be exempt from duty.

*Shipments of the following items will incur duty even if their value is less than €150: perfumes, toilet waters, tobacco products, and alcoholic beverages.


Currency Euro EUR
Duty Exemption (De minimis Value) €150 (about $220 CAD)
Duty Calculation Method CIF
TAX (VAT) 20%
Tax Exemption
(De minimis Value)
€0*
Tax Calculation Method CIF

A change of EU regulations implemented 1 July 2021 means that all imports entering Estonia and EU countries will incur VAT at any value. (Even if the item was purchased before July 1st, 2021.)


Duties on Imports

As a result of the Canada-EU free-trade agreement (CETA), most goods entering Estonia from Canada are duty-free.


Excise Duties

Alcoholic beverages tobacco products are liable to excise duties when they enter Estonia. Details for alcohol can be found here while those for tobacco are available here


  • Candy0%
  • Chocolate0%
  • Spirits and winesVariable*
  • TobaccoVariable*
  • Books0%
  • Documents0%
  • Video games & consoles0%
  • Computers & laptops0%
  • Tablets0%
  • Mobiles0%
  • Cameras0%
  • Accessories for Electronics0%
  • Coats0%
  • Beauty products & cosmetics0%
  • Jewellery0%
  • Shirts & pants0%
  • Home appliances0%
  • Toys0%
  • Sports equipment0%

Sources:
https://www.emta.ee/en/private-client/consignments-travel-settlement/consignments/online-purchases
https://www.emta.ee/eraklient/saadetised-reisimine-elama-asumine/saadetised/paki-deklareerimine#tollimaks
https://www.emta.ee/ariklient/maksud-ja-tasumine/kaibemaks/kaibemaksumaarad-ja-maksuvaba-kaive/uldine-kaibemaksumaar
https://www.emta.ee/ariklient/maksud-ja-tasumine/aktsiisid/tubakatooted#tubaka-aktsiisimaarad

Estonia Shipping Insurance


You can purchase insurance through Secureship and it is provided by the carrier that will be transporting your shipment.

Each carrier will charge a different amount per $100 of declared insurance. If you indicate that you need insurance for your shipment our system will automatically include the insurance costs for your shipment.

Insurance is great to have in case your package is accidentally lost or damaged by the carrier. But be careful, not everything you ship is insurable. Worse - even if your package contains items that are insurable, if it doesn’t meet the ISTA 3A packaging standard, the insurance purchased through the carrier would not be available to you.

Here are some items that cannot be insured by the carrier:

  • Personal belongings
  • Antiques
  • Artwork
  • Liquids (including alcohol)
  • Televisions
  • Jewellery in excess of $500
  • Perishable goods
  • Glass or Ceramic
  • And many more items

For more information, please see the carrier's terms and conditions.

Questions about Shipping to Estonia



Can I ship to Estonia?

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