Guide to Sending Parcels to Lithuania

Sitting on the Baltic Sea, Lithuania was once the largest and most powerful nation in Europe. And though much reduced in size today - a bit bigger than Nova Scotia - it is a nature-rich country. One-third of Lithuania is covered in forests, which harbour the oldest oak tree in Europe (23 m tall and 1,500 years young), and are home to thousands of breeding pairs of white storks, the country's national bird.

The Lithuanian economy is modern, developed, and mixed, and as a result its citizens are high-income earners. Combined with fast internet and being a European leader of IT, Lithuanians have eagerly adopted e-commerce. As Lithuania is the geographic centre of Europe, the country is a natural trading partner for Canada.

Information for this page was taken from Customs of the Republic of Lithuania and The Official Journal of the European Union..

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Tracking #:780123123123
Tel: 1-800-463-3339
Signed By: Pikwalia @ Residence
Sep 19, 2021
8:49 am
Palanga, PA, LT
Delivered
Sep 18, 2021
7:18 am
Trakai, TR, LT
In transit
Sep 17, 2021
9:03 pm
Kaunas, KA, LT
International Clearance
Sep 17, 2021
8:14 am
Vilnius, VI, LT
In transit
Sep 17, 2021
12:17 am
Toronto, ON, CA
In transit
Sep 16, 2021
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 Lithuania 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 Lithuania

Documents Only

Document shipments may be sent from Canada to Lithuania duty-free provided they have no commercial value.

Document shipments include:

  • Bids
  • Gift cards
  • Diplomas
  • Driver's licence
  • Examination papers
  • Visa applications

The following items may also be shipped from Canada to Lithuania duty-free providing they respect certain criteria:

Item Restriction
Airline tickets Must be validated
Annual reports Only be shipped to shareholders or company officials are allowed
Blueprints Must be for intercompany use with no commercial value, or for a bid invitation (for example, architectural plans for an EU contract)
Brochures Must be for intercompany use or for non-commercial purposes
Business cards Maximum of 15 business cards
Cheques Only personalised cheques allowed
Credit cards Must be personalised and restricted to owner of the credit card
Event tickets (for concerts, stage performances, football (soccer) matches) A maximum of 10 kg per shipment Cannot be from a printing company to a ticket sales office or an organiser of an event
Excise duty stamps From non-EU origin
Greeting cards and invitations Considered as documents only if personalised
Manuals Only if technical and in a number appropriate to the purpose
Negatives, slides, or print films Only if sent to a press or publishing agency and have had no value added through press or editorial charges
Newsletters Only intercompany documents for internal use and with no commercial value Cannot be from a publisher or printing company
Newspapers For non-commercial purposes only
Stationery Must be personalised, have no commercial value, and the number of items is appropriate for non-commercial use
Travellers cheques Must be personalised

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_US
https://europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/countries/member-countries/lithuania_en

Shipping Gifts to Lithuania

Shipping Gifts

Shipping gifts from Canada to Lithuania with a value of €45 (about $65 CAD) or less will be exempt from duty.

Alcohol, tobacco products, cosmetics and perfumes may also be shipped as gifts as long as they meet the customs restrictions as shown below.

Items Restrictions
Alcohol
  • Maximum of 1 L of distilled spirits, sparkling wines
  • Maximum of 2 L of wine
Coffee 500 g (extracts and essences 200 g)
Perfumes/cologne 50 g/ 250 mL
Tea extracts or essences 40 g
Tobacco products
  • 50 cigarettes; or
  • 25 cigarillos (maximum of 3 g per unit); or
  • 10 cigars;
  • or 50 g of smoking tobacco

Shipments from Individual-to-Individual

An individual in Canada sending a gift shipment to an individual in Lithuania of €45 (about $65 CAD) or less will be duty-free with some restrictions for certain products such as alcohol, tobacco products, perfumes, and cosmetics.

Shipments from Business-to-Business

Shipment of a gift to a business in Lithuania from a business in Canada will be charged duties and taxes.

Shipments from Business-to-Individual

Shipping a gift to an individual to their work address will be viewed as a commercial shipment and will incur duties and taxes.


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
Marija Gimbutas
5 Universiteto st
LT-01131 Vilnius
Lithuania

Phone: +370 5 268 7202
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal Shipment / Gift Shipment

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 2021
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

Multiple gifts sent in one shipment should be wrapped and tagged individually.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Marija Gimbutas
5 Universiteto st
LT-01131 Vilnius
Lithuania

Phone: +370 5 268 7202
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Unsolicited Gift: Consolidated Gift Package

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 2021
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://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=CELEX:32013R0952
https://e-seimas.lrs.lt/rs/legalact/TAD/TAIS.313297/

Shipping personal effects/belongings to Lithuania

Shipping Personal Effects

Lithuanian citizens returning to live permanently in Lithuania can import their personal goods free of duty and tax providing:

  • They have lived outside of Lithuania for 1 year or more
  • Their goods are used and have been owned for 6 months or more
  • Personal goods are declared within 12 months from the date on which the citizen returned to live
  • Personal effects are for the use of the owner or his or her family

Personal effects include items such as:

  • Household furniture and appliances
  • Footwear and clothing
  • Portable tools and instruments required for a trade or profession

NOTE:
If the following items are shipped as part of the household goods, they will incur duty and taxes:

  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Non-portable tools and instruments used for a trade or profession

Moving Temporarily

Students

Students may ship their personal effects to Lithuania if they move there temporarily to study.

Personal effects are considered to be:

  • Educational materials (paper and pens, computers and books)
  • Household goods such as linens, shoes, and clothing
  • Furniture that a student would use, like a desk and chair

NOTE:
The student exemption may be granted several times in each school year.

Non-students

Non-students moving to live in Lithuania temporarily can import their goods exempt from duty and taxes provided they are intended to be used as household goods, and:

  • They have lived outside of Lithuania for 1 year or more
  • Their goods are used and have been owned for 6 months or more
  • They provide documentation such as an employment contract or certificate from an employer containing a termination date or the end of a contract
  • Supply proof of residence in Lithuania or a certificate of registration

Moving Permanently

If you are moving to Lithuania after having lived outside the country for 1 year or more, you may bring your used personal effects into the country tax and duty-free under the following conditions:

  • Your effects must arrive in Lithuania within 1 year of having obtained a Residence or Work permit, AND no later than 12 months after you arrive in Lithuania
  • Your goods may not be lent, sold, or given away for at least 1 year after your arrival
  • You must be in Lithuania at the time your personal effects arrive

NOTE:
The following items will incur duty and taxes if they are part of your personal effects shipment:

  • Non-portable tools and instruments used for a trade or profession
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
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

Sources:
https://www.lrmuitine.lt/web/guest/verslui/gyvenamosioskeitimas#en

Sample Commercial Invoice for Personal Effects

Ship To Invoice
Marija Gimbutas
5 Universiteto st
LT-01131 Vilnius
Lithuania

Phone: +370 5 268 7202
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal effects being delivered to my new address.

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 2021
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 Lithuania

Food, Chocolate, Candies

Foodstuffs can be shipped to Lithuania as long as they abide by regulations and standards established by the European Union.

You May Ship

  • Chocolate and candy
  • Baked goods providing they do not contain meat products
  • Honey*
  • Meat concentrates and extracts
  • Food supplements
  • Pasta and vermicelli without meat products
  • Olives stuffed with fish
  • Broths
  • Powdered baby milk and food, and foods for special medical diets*
  • Cured, cooked, or smoked fish*
*Up to 2 kg

Do Not Ship

  • Margarine of animal origin
  • Perishable items
  • Meat and meat products
  • Dairy products

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://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32009R0206&from=EN
https://www.post.lt/lt/duk

Sample Commercial Invoice for Food, Chocolate, Candies

Ship To Invoice
Marija Gimbutas
5 Universiteto st
LT-01131 Vilnius
Lithuania

Phone: +370 5 268 7202
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Food Shipment - Assorted chocolate bars in their original manufacturer's packaging

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 2021
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 Lithuania

Samples

Commercial samples are intended for demonstration purposes only. Their purpose is to promote products and solicit sales; not to sell the samples.

Samples shipped to Lithuania may be exempt from duty and tax if:

  • They are only for encouraging orders related to the sample
  • The goods are shipped directly from Canada
  • They are of negligible value (up to €22 - about $35 CAD - and weigh no more than 10 kg)
  • There is no more than one sample of each style or quality level in the shipment
  • They must be consumed or destroyed during demonstration or exported within 12 months of entry

NOTE:
Label the package: 'Mutilated Samples' or 'Marked Samples not for Resale'

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://e-seimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalAct/lt/TAD/TAIS.313278?jfwid=-1c4zlr9qkm
https://www.post.lt/lt/duk

Sample Commercial Invoice for Commercial Sample

Ship To Invoice
Marija Gimbutas
5 Universiteto st
LT-01131 Vilnius
Lithuania

Phone: +370 5 268 7202
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Commercial Sample - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 2021
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 Lithuania

Advertising Material

Advertising material can be shipped to Lithuania exempt from duty charges.

Examples of printed material for advertising purposes include:

  • Calendars
  • Instructions for use
  • Unframed photographs
  • Posters
  • Catalogues
  • Price lists

Shipping advertising material to Lithuania from Canada is fairly simple. Ensure that:

  • Forms clearly show the name of the company that produces or sells the goods or supplies the services to which they refer
  • Package weight does not exceed 1 kg
  • Shipment with printed advertisements must be for only one service or product

Advertising shipped for display at a trade fair or exhibition may be sent using an ATA Carnet. See Temporary Imports for details.

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://www.trade.gov/country-commercial-guides/lithuania-temporary-entry

Sample Commercial Invoice for Promotional Material

Ship To Invoice
Marija Gimbutas
5 Universiteto st
LT-01131 Vilnius
Lithuania

Phone: +370 5 268 7202
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Promotional Material - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 2021
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 Lithuania

Repairs

Sending a piece of equipment for repair to Lithuania from Canada is straightforward. Duty and taxes are exempt because of the European Union's inward processing rules. Inward processing means items shipped from Canada to Lithuania for repair will be duty-free.

Free warranty repairs done in Canada and returned to Lithuania will not incur VAT.

Items Under Warranty

As Canada and Lithuania are part of the EU free-trade agreement (CETA), repairs done under warranty in Lithuania are duty-free and will not be charged GST when they re-enter Canada.

Items No Longer Under Warranty

An item that is no longer under warranty and returns to Canada from Lithuania will be charged GST. The GST will be charged on the value of the repair and on any parts required for the repair.

Sending Product for Repair to Lithuania

Sending equipment for repair to Lithuania from Canada is exempt from duty and taxes because of the European Union's inward processing rules.

Returning Repaired Product to Lithuania

Equipment repaired in Canada under a warranty will not incur duty and taxes when they re-enter Lithuania.


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 Lithuania 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
https://e-seimas.lrs.lt/rs/legalact/TAD/TAIS.313297/

Sample Commercial Invoice for Warranty Repair

Ship To Invoice
Marija Gimbutas
5 Universiteto st
LT-01131 Vilnius
Lithuania

Phone: +370 5 268 7202
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Repair and Return - Watch being sent for repair

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 2021
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 Lithuania

Temporary Imports

Temporary imports of certain goods into Lithuania will be exempt from duty and taxes for a period of up to 2 years. This may include an item shipped from Canada to Lithuania for repair or exhibition.

The following list include goods that qualify as temporary imports:

  • Commercial samples
  • Items that will be used or displayed at an exhibition, trade fair, meeting, or other similar events
  • Scientific and professional equipment
  • Equipment required to evaluate and goods and test other equipment
  • Tools and specialised equipment required for repairing, exploring, producing, or manufacturing processes
  • Materials and goods to be used for concerts, stage performances

NOTE:
Advertising material shipped for display at a trade fair or exhibition may be sent using an ATA Carnet.

Qualifying for Duty & Tax Free Temporary Import

In order to import your goods duty and tax free into Lithuania, 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
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 (CI) 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. Commercial Invoice (CI) + an ATA Carnet

Completing an ATA Carnet is great option for items that frequently travel in and out of the country. It's also great because once you have an ATA Carnet, it is accepted by 176 countries worldwide making the application process a one-time thing.

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 the article however, you can find more information here: http://www.chamber.ca/carnet/

NOTE: It is highly recommended to get an ATA Carnet for items that frequently travel in and out of the country and especially so when it is valued over $2,500 USD


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 24 months in Lithuania

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://e-seimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalAct/lt/TAD/TAIS.313278?jfwid=-1c4zlr9qkm

 

Sample Commercial Invoice for Temporary Imports

Ship To Invoice
Marija Gimbutas
5 Universiteto st
LT-01131 Vilnius
Lithuania

Phone: +370 5 268 7202
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment returning Jan 2020

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 2021
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 Lithuania

Permanent/Sold Goods

The duty threshold for shipments sent to Lithuania is €150 (about $225 CAD). This means that duty is only applied if the value of the shipment is above €150. Since 1 July 2021, all shipments, regardless of value, are subject to VAT.

Occasional Shipper

If you only ship occasionally to Lithuania, for example items sold on eBay, they will be exempt from duty if their value is €150 (about $225 CAD) or less.

Be sure to include the following with your shipment:

  • Provide a detailed description of the goods on the commercial invoice (in order to avoid customs delays)
  • Include 3 copies of the commercial invoice with your shipment

NOTE:
An Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number is NOT needed if you are shipping as a private individual.

Regular shipper

If you regularly sell and ship goods to Lithuania, we suggest you consult with licenced customs broker in Lithuania.

There may be specific requirements to consider, for example, obtaining an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number.

Sources:
https://e-seimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalAct/lt/TAD/TAIS.313278?jfwid=-1c4zlr9qkm
https://www.lrmuitine.lt/web/guest/naujienos/aktualijos/aktualija?p_p_id=EXT_WPLISTALLNEWS&p_p_lifecycle=0&_EXT_WPLISTALLNEWS_obj_id=090004d280132575#en

Sample Commercial Invoice for Permanent/Sold Goods

Ship To Invoice
Marija Gimbutas
5 Universiteto st
LT-01131 Vilnius
Lithuania

Phone: +370 5 268 7202
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Permanent/Sold: Parts and accessories for Canon B78n camera

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 2021
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 Lithuania. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.

When an item with a COO is imported into Lithuania, 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 items are not allowed to be shipped to Lithuania while restricted items have rules that apply to the quantity admitted or who may send them.

Prohibited Items

  • Precious metals
  • Imitation jewellery
  • Jewellery with precious metals, stones, or natural pearls exceeding 5 g
  • Publications, photography, and images that are offensive to the public order of Lithuania

Restricted Items

  • Narcotic drugs and
    psychotropic substances
  • Caviar of sturgeon
  • Weapons for hunting and sports

Sources:
https://www.lrmuitine.lt/web/guest/verslui/apribojimai/ginklaiamunicija#en
https://e-seimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalAct/lt/TAD/TAIS.97232?jfwid=32ocqu2op
https://www.lrmuitine.lt/web/guest/verslui/apribojimai/prekursoriai#en
https://www.lrmuitine.lt/web/guest/verslui/apribojimai/cites#en

Duty & Taxes

Shipments to Lithuania have VAT and duty charges calculated using the CIF method, i.e the sum of the customs value plus insurance fees plus freight costs.

CIF Value = Customs Value + Insurance Amount + Freight Costs

By knowing the CIF value of a shipment, you will be able to predict the duty and taxes owed by the recipient.


Thresholds

Certain countries provide a duty and tax threshold (also called the de minimis value), which means that below a certain amount no duty or taxes are incurred on the import of that shipment.

The duty exemption on imports to Lithuania is €150 (about $225 CAD).

Starting 1 July 2021, VAT will be charged on all shipments entering Luxembourg regardless of their value.


Currency Euro (€)
Duty Exemption (De minimis Value) €150
Duty Calculation Method CIF
TAX (VAT) 21%
Tax Exemption
(De minimis Value)
€0*
Tax Calculation Method CIF

*From 1 July 2021, all imports will incur VAT regardless of their value.

NOTE:
Even if an item was purchased on or before 30 June 2021 but arrives in Lithuania on July 1 or later, it will incur VAT.


Duties on Imports

Excise Taxes

In Lithuania, excise duties will be applied to:

  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Beverages containing added sugar or other sweetening substances

Canada has a free trade agreement with the EU (CETA); therefore, a reduced or zero rate of duty applies to most imports to Lithuania from Canada.

  • 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://finmin.lrv.lt/en/competence-areas/taxation/main-taxes/value-added-tax
https://www.lrmuitine.lt/mport/failai/e_prekyba/privatiems_asmenims/21_4_30_DUK_GB_EN.pdf#en
https://op.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/a129b205-6b4d-11eb-aeb5-01aa75ed71a1/languageen?WT.mc_id=Selectedpublications&WT.ria_c=51677&WT.ria_f=6397&WT.ria_ev=search
https://www.lrmuitine.lt/web/guest/naujienos/aktualijos/aktualija?p_p_id=EXT_WPLISTALLNEWS&p_p_lifecycle=0&_EXT_WPLISTALLNEWS_obj_id=090004d280134a76#en
https://www.tariffinder.ca/en/getStarted
https://e-seimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalActPrint/lt?jfwid=1bc6m4zi3o&documentId=TAIS.21897&category=TAD

Lithuania 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 Lithuania



Can I ship to Lithuania?

Shipping to Lithuania from Canada can take between 3-5 business days through the fastest carriers available on the Secureship platform. More economical services, such as Canada Post, can take up to 1-2 months to complete the delivery.

Find out how fast the Secureship trusted carriers can get your shipment delivered to Lithuania by getting a quote now.


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