Guide to Sending Parcels to Serbia

Serbia occupies a large, central region of the Balkan Peninsula. From its fertile soils an abundance of varied produce is harvested, including their national fruit - plums; and grapes, which Serbians turn into 22 different types of wines.

The COVID-19 pandemic doubled Serbians' e-commerce activity. And with 75% of the population online, the yearly e-commerce growth rate for this country is projected to be a very healthy 21% until 2025. Shipping parcels to Serbia could become as juicy as one of their noted plums.

Information for this page was taken from The Customs Law of the Republic of Serbia and Serbia's Value Added Tax Laws.

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Easy Tracking Information

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Full tracking information for parcels to Serbia is available with Secureship
Tracking #:780123123123
Tel: 1-800-463-3339
Signed By: Pikwalia @ Residence
Oct 8, 2022
8:49 am
Subotica , SU, RS
Delivered
Oct 7, 2022
7:18 am
Zemun , ZE, RS
In transit
Oct 6, 2022
9:03 pm
Novi Sad , NS, RS
International Clearance
Oct 6, 2022
8:14 am
Belgrade , BE, RS
In transit
Oct 6, 2022
12:17 am
Toronto, ON, CA
In transit
Oct 5, 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 Serbia 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 Serbia

Documents Only

The items listed below are allowed entry into Serbia as a document shipment:

  • Annual reports
  • Bids and proposals
  • Charts
  • Cheques, drafts, and negotiable bonds
  • Computer print-outs
  • Diplomas
  • Drawings
  • Driver's licence
  • Examination papers
  • Gift cards
  • Graphs
  • Intercompany mail
  • Passports
  • Periodicals
  • Postage and stamps
  • Price lists
  • Seismic data
  • Specifications sheets
  • Visa applications

Serbian customs authorities will accept the following items as a document shipment if they abide by the criteria shown:

Item Restriction
Airline tickets Provided they are declared as having no value
Event tickets (football matches, concerts and stage shows) Must not be a shipment from a printing company to a ticket office or event organiser
Newsletters Only if they are for company use
Traveller's cheques Only if they have been used

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

Shipping Gifts to Serbia

Shipping Gifts

Gifts* shipped to Serbia from Canada will be exempt from duty and taxes provided:

  • The shipment's value is €70 or less (about $95 CAD)
  • It is an infrequent event
  • The goods are for the recipient and/or his or her family only
  • No payment has been made to receive the parcel
  • The amount of items can in no way be construed as a commercial shipment

*Gifts of the following items are limited to the stated limits below:

  • 50 cigarettes, or 10 cigars, or 25 cigarillos, or 50 g of tobacco (or a proportional amount of these products)
  • 1 L distilled spirits or 1 L wines or aperitifs, or a proportional combination of these products
  • 50 mL perfume
  • 25 mL eau de toilettes

Shipments from Individual-to-Individual

A gift shipment from an individual in Canada to an individual in Serbia is allowed a duty and tax free entry into the country if:

  • It is an occasional occurrence
  • The gift is only for the recipient and/or his or her family
  • There has been no exchange of money for the gift
  • The gift's value is no more than €70 (about $95 CAD)
  • It is clear that the shipment is not for commercial purposes, i.e. by the quantity of items and size of the parcel

NOTE:
Parcels with alcoholic beverages, perfumes, tobacco products, or eau de toilettes are also restricted to the limits stated below:

  • Alcohol: 1 L of wine or aperitif; 1 L of distilled spirits; or a proportional amount of the 2 types of drinks
  • Perfumes: 50 mL
  • Tobacco products: 50 g tobacco; 10 cigars; 25 cigarillos; or 50 cigarettes; or a proportional amount of the 4 listed items
  • Eau de toilettes: 25 mL

Shipments from Business-to-Business

A gift shipment from a business in Canada to a business in Serbia will incur duty and VAT regardless of the value of the parcel.

Shipments from Business-to-Individual

If a business in Canada sends a gift parcel to an individual in Serbia, the recipient will be liable to duty and tax charges.


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
Galaktioni Tabidze
8 Gia Chanturia St.
Tbilisi 0108
Serbia

Phone: +995 32 299 86 67
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal Shipment / Gift Shipment

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 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 shipment contains multiple gifts, be sure to tag and wrap each one separately.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Galaktioni Tabidze
8 Gia Chanturia St.
Tbilisi 0108
Serbia

Phone: +995 32 299 86 67
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Unsolicited Gift: Consolidated Gift Package

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 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.pravno-informacioni-sistem.rs/SlGlasnikPortal/eli/rep/sgrs/vlada/uredba/2019/38/1/reg
https://www.paragraf.rs/propisi/law-on-value-added-tax.html#:~:text=The%20general%20VAT%20rate%20for,to%20taxation%20shall%20be%2020%25

Shipping personal effects/belongings to Serbia

Shipping Personal Effects

As a Canadian citizen moving to Serbia, you may ship your personal effects and household goods exempt from duties. You are allowed this privilege up to 1 year from the date you have been granted permission to enter Serbia as a resident.

Serbian citizens living in Canada are also allowed to return to Serbia with their personal effects duty-free up to a value of €20,000 (about $27,825 CAD) only if they have worked continuously in Canada for at least 10 years.

Moving Temporarily

Students

There is no information at this time regarding students moving to Serbia with their personal effects for the purposes of studying in the country.

Non-students

No information is available concerning non-students shipping their personal effects for a temporary move to Serbia.

Moving Permanently

Serbian citizens who have been living abroad are allowed a duty-free entry of their personal effects provided they have been away from the country for a minimum of 2 years. Those that have worked abroad for a minimum of 10 years will be allowed to claim up to €20,000 (about $27,825 CAD).


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 (2 copies)

Sources:
https://www.pravno-informacioni-sistem.rs/SlGlasnikPortal/eli/rep/sgrs/vlada/uredba/2019/38/1/reg

Sample Commercial Invoice for Personal Effects

Ship To Invoice
Galaktioni Tabidze
8 Gia Chanturia St.
Tbilisi 0108
Serbia

Phone: +995 32 299 86 67
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal effects being delivered to my new address.

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 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 Serbia

Food, Chocolate, Candies

Foodstuffs entering Serbia are restricted. They will require a sanitary inspection and an import licence.

You May Ship

  • Chocolate
  • Candy

Do Not Ship

  • 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.fedex.com/en-us/ancillary-clearance-service.html

Sample Commercial Invoice for Food, Chocolate, Candies

Ship To Invoice
Galaktioni Tabidze
8 Gia Chanturia St.
Tbilisi 0108
Serbia

Phone: +995 32 299 86 67
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Food Shipment - Assorted chocolate bars in their original manufacturer's packaging

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 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 Serbia

Samples

Commercial samples may enter Serbia exempt from duty fees provided:

  • Their individual value is not more than €100 (about $140 CAD)
  • They have been shipped for the sole purpose of soliciting sales
  • They will be displayed at an exhibition or commercial fair
  • They have been rendered unsaleable

NOTE:
Alcoholic beverages, perfumes, tobacco products, and cosmetics typically cannot be considered a duty-free sample. However, they will be allowed a duty-free entry if they are packaged for demonstration purposes.


Consumable samples will also be allowed duty-free entry to Serbia if:

  • There will be no charge for their distribution
  • They are packaged in small containers that are clearly smaller than normal retail boxes or cartons
  • They are of minimal monetary value

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

https://www.pravno-informacioni-sistem.rs/SlGlasnikPortal/eli/rep/sgrs/vlada/uredba/2019/38/1/reg

Sample Commercial Invoice for Commercial Sample

Ship To Invoice
Galaktioni Tabidze
8 Gia Chanturia St.
Tbilisi 0108
Serbia

Phone: +995 32 299 86 67
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Commercial Sample - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 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 Serbia

Advertising Material

Advertising material entering Serbia will be exempt from duties if:

  • It has been sent at no charge to the recipient
  • It will be distributed for free
  • It is clearly for the purposes of promoting products or services

Advertising material may include items such as:

  • Catalogues and prospectuses
  • Posters
  • Publications
  • Calendars
  • Photographs
  • Microfilms

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.pravno-informacioni-sistem.rs/SlGlasnikPortal/eli/rep/sgrs/vlada/uredba/2019/38/1/reg

Sample Commercial Invoice for Promotional Material

Ship To Invoice
Galaktioni Tabidze
8 Gia Chanturia St.
Tbilisi 0108
Serbia

Phone: +995 32 299 86 67
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Promotional Material - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 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 Serbia

Repairs

Warranty repairs done at no charge in Canada of Serbian machinery and equipment are exempt from duty and VAT when they re-enter Serbia.

Items Under Warranty

Equipment repaired in Canada under warranty and at no charge will be allowed a duty- and tax-free re-entry into Serbia.

Items No Longer Under Warranty

Items repaired in Canada that are no longer under warranty will be liable to Serbian duties and taxes when they return to the country.

Sending Product for Repair to Serbia

Machinery and equipment sent to Serbia from Canada for repairs will be exempt from Serbian VAT charges.

Returning Repaired Product to Serbia

Products repaired in Canada - equipment and machinery - will be exempt from VAT and duty charges when returned to Serbia provided it can be shown that the work was done under a warranty guarantee at no cost to the owner of the goods.


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 Serbia or exported to Canada (depending on which case applies)
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment

Sources:
https://www.carina.rs/upload/media/2021/6/30/50830/Customs_Law.pdf
https://www.paragraf.rs/propisi/law-on-value-added-tax.html

Sample Commercial Invoice for Warranty Repair

Ship To Invoice
Galaktioni Tabidze
8 Gia Chanturia St.
Tbilisi 0108
Serbia

Phone: +995 32 299 86 67
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Repair and Return - Watch being sent for repair

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 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 Serbia

Temporary Imports

Goods imported into Serbia for a temporary stay may enter the country duty-free to the country provided:

  • They remain unchanged during their time in Serbia (aside from normal wear-and-tear)
  • They stay no longer than 24 months in Serbia
  • The items can be identified

Qualifying for Duty & Tax Free Temporary Import

In order to import your goods duty and tax free into France, you can pick from either 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). See details 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 methods 1 and 2 discussed 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, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than 2 years in Serbia

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.carina.rs/upload/media/2021/6/30/50830/Customs_Law.pdf

 

Sample Commercial Invoice for Temporary Imports

Ship To Invoice
Galaktioni Tabidze
8 Gia Chanturia St.
Tbilisi 0108
Serbia

Phone: +995 32 299 86 67
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment returning Jan 2020

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 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 Serbia

Permanent/Sold Goods

The threshold for the payment of duty and taxes on sold goods entering Serbia is €50 (about $70 CAD). This means shipments valued less than this amount will be exempt from duty and VAT.

Occasional Shipper

Provided your shipment of sold goods to Serbia is €50 or less (about $70 CAD), duty and VAT charges will be waived.

Regular shipper

Regular shippers of sold goods to Serbia are recommended to use the services of a licenced Serbian customs broker


Sources:
https://www.paragraf.rs/propisi/law-on-value-added-tax.html#:~:text=The%20general%20VAT%20rate%20for,to%20taxation%20shall%20be%2020%25
https://cn.serbia.travel/useful-info/formalities/customs-regulations.595.html

Sample Commercial Invoice for Permanent/Sold Goods

Ship To Invoice
Galaktioni Tabidze
8 Gia Chanturia St.
Tbilisi 0108
Serbia

Phone: +995 32 299 86 67
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Permanent/Sold: Parts and accessories for Canon B78n camera

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 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 Serbia. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.

When an item with a COO is imported into Serbia, 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


Goods on the prohibited list will not be allowed entry into Serbia; whereas those on the restricted may enter, but will require a licence or perhaps be limited in quantities.

Prohibited Items

  • Firearms and their parts
  • Materials of a political nature
  • Furs
  • Counterfeit trademarks
    and those showing
    provenance from Yugoslavia
  • Any item relating to procurement of an abortion

Restricted Items

  • Foodstuffs
  • Medications and
    pharmaceuticals
  • Cosmetics
  • Perfumes
  • Animal products

Sources:
https://www.carina.rs/en/business-community/guide-for-foreign-entrepreneurs.html
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_US

Duty & Taxes

The CIF method is used by Serbian authorities to calculate the duties and taxes on a shipment entering the country. The CIF value of a parcel is the sum of the customs value plus insurance costs plus freight charges.

CIF Value = Customs Value + Insurance Amount + Freight Costs

If you were to calculate the CIF of your parcel before shipping it, you will have an estimate of the duties and taxes owed by the recipient.


Thresholds

The threshold on shipments* (also known as the de minimis value) to Serbia is €50 (about $70 CAD). This means that a shipment valued at €50 or less, may enter duty and tax free.

*Does NOT apply to alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, eau de toilette, and perfumes.


Currency Serbian Dinar RSD
Duty Exemption (De minimis Value) €50 (about $70 CAD)
Duty Calculation Method CIF
TAX (VAT) 20%%
Tax Exemption
(De minimis Value)
€50 (about $70 CAD)
Tax Calculation Method CIF

Duties on Imports


Excise Duties

The following items will incur excise duties when they enter Serbia:

  • Tobacco products
  • Coffee
  • Alcoholic beverages

Details for the above compounds can be found here


  • Candy15%
  • Chocolate30%
  • Spirits and winesVariable
  • TobaccoVariable
  • Books0%
  • Documents0%
  • Video games & consoles10%
  • Computers & laptops1%
  • Tablets1%
  • Mobiles5%
  • Cameras5%
  • Accessories for Electronics5%
  • Coats18% - 22%
  • Beauty products & cosmetics15%
  • Jewellery15%
  • Shirts & pants18% - 22%
  • Home appliances10% - 15%
  • Toys10%
  • Sports equipment5%

Sources:
https://www.carina.rs/upload/media/2021/12/28/52759/Tabelarni_pregled_povezivanja_akciznih_sifara_sa_CT_-_01012022.pdf
https://www.carina.rs/upload/media/2021/6/30/50830/Customs_Law.pdf
https://taxsummaries.pwc.com/serbia/corporate/other-taxes
https://www.pravno-informacioni-sistem.rs/SlGlasnikPortal/eli/rep/sgrs/vlada/uredba/2019/38/1/reg
https://www.paragraf.rs/propisi/law-on-value-added-tax.html#:~:text=The%20general%20VAT%20rate%20for,to%20taxation%20shall%20be%2020%25

Serbia 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 Serbia



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