Guide to Sending Parcels to Slovenia

Slovenia may be a small European country with scarcely two million inhabitants, but it has some big boasts. Among them:

  • It is the richest Slavic country
  • Home to the beautiful, world renowned Lipizzan show horses
  • Postojna Cave - 24 km long with the world's only double-track railway

Slovenians have slowly embraced e-commerce, but it is predicted that e-commerce will see a steady and healthy growth rate of 6.7% for the next several years. And not only are they part of the EU, Slovenia is ideally placed in central Europe. So, shipping to someone in Slovenia is like having access to 600 million people!

Information for this page was obtained from the Republic of Slovenia - Financial Administration and the Official Journal of the European Union.

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Easy Tracking Information

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Full tracking information for parcels to Slovenia is available with Secureship
Tracking #:780123123123
Tel: 1-800-463-3339
Signed By: Pikwalia @ Residence
Oct 22, 2021
8:49 am
Piran, PI, SI
Delivered
Oct 21, 2021
7:18 am
Maribor, MA, SI
In transit
Oct 20, 2021
9:03 pm
Ljubljana, LJ, SI
International Clearance
Oct 20, 2021
8:14 am
Lake Bled, LB, SI
In transit
Oct 20, 2021
12:17 am
Toronto, ON, CA
In transit
Oct 19, 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 Slovenia 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 Slovenia

Documents Only

The following items are considered as document shipments by Slovenian authorities:

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

The items in the table below are allowed as document shipments if they abide by the criteria shown.

Item Restriction
Airline tickets Must be validated
Annual reports Only if shipped to shareholders or company officials
Blueprints Only for intercompany use or as a bid invitation (for example, architectural plans for an EU contract); cannot have commercial value
Brochures Must be for intercompany use or for non-commercial purposes
Business cards A maximum of 15 business cards allowed
Cheques Only personalised cheques allowed
Credit cards Must be personalised
Event tickets - for football (soccer) matches, concerts, or stage performances Shipments from a printing company to the ticket sales office or an organiser of an event are not allowed
Greeting cards and invitations Only if personalised
Manuals Only if they are of a technical nature, and must be in an appropriate number for the purpose
Negatives, slides, and print films Only those sent to a press or publishing agency are allowed; and they cannot have had value added through press or editorial charges
Newsletters (company) Only if they are intercompany documents for internal use; and they have no commercial value
Newspapers Only those for non-commercial purposes are allowed
Stationery Must be personalised; with no commercial value; and in an amount appropriate for personal use
Travellers cheques Must be personalised

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

Shipping Gifts to Slovenia

Shipping Gifts

Gifts sent from a private citizen in Canada to a private citizen in Slovenia can enter duty and VAT free if:

  • Their value is €45 or less (about $65 CAD)
  • The gift is for the use of the recipient or his or her family
  • No exchange of money was made between the sender and recipient
  • The quantity in the shipment is clearly non-commercial and only sent on an occasional basis


Certain gifts have quantity limits as shown below:

  • Alcoholic beverages: still wines - 2 L; distilled beverages and sparkling wines - 1 L
  • Tobacco products: 50 cigarettes, or 25 cigarillos (max. of 3 g each), or 10 cigars, or 50 g of tobacco - or a proportional amount of these items
  • Perfume: 50 g
  • Toilet waters: 250 mL
  • Coffee: 500 g; coffee extracts or essences: 200 g
  • Tea: 100 g; tea extracts or essences: 40 g


Shipments from Individual-to-Individual

A gift shipment from an individual in Canada to an individual in Slovenia will be exempt from duty and VAT charges providing its value is €45 or less (about $65 CAD), and:

  • No payment has been made by the recipient
  • The gift is only intended for the recipient or his or her family
  • The shipment is an occasional event
  • It is clear from the size of the shipment that it is for personal, not commercial, use

Gift shipments of certain items are tax and duty exempt only if limited to the quantities outlined below:

  • Still wines - 2 L; distilled beverages and sparkling wines - 1 L
  • Cigarettes - 50; or cigarillos - 25 (max. of 3 g each); or cigars - 10, or tobacco - 50 g (or a proportional amount of these items)
  • Perfume - 50 g
  • Toilet waters - 250 mL
  • Coffee - 500 g; coffee extracts or essences - 200 g
  • Tea - 100 g; tea extracts or essences - 40 g

Shipments from Business-to-Business

A gift shipped from a business in Canada to a business in Slovenia will incur duty and VAT regardless of its value. There are no threshold values.

Shipments from Business-to-Individual

A gift shipment from a business in Canada to an individual in Slovenia will be liable to duty and VAT. There are no value exemptions.


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
Jože Plečnik
Turjaška ulica 1
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Phone: +386 1 200 11 88
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal Shipment / Gift Shipment

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 19 Oct 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

If your shipment comprises multiple gifts and the total value exceeds €45 (about $65 CAD), exemption may be claimed only on the gifts that would be duty-free if they were shipped on their own.

Also, be sure to wrap and tag gifts individually.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Jože Plečnik
Turjaška ulica 1
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Phone: +386 1 200 11 88
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Unsolicited Gift: Consolidated Gift Package

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 19 Oct 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://www.fu.gov.si/fileadmin/Internet/Carina/Podrocja/Postni_promet/Opis/GB_Uvoz_in_izvoz_blaga_preko_poste.doc

Shipping personal effects/belongings to Slovenia

Shipping Personal Effects

If you move to Slovenia from Canada, you may ship your personal effects exempt from duty charges providing:

  • You have owned and used the goods for a minimum of 6 months
  • You will use those goods in the same way in Slovenia as in Canada
  • You have lived in Canada for a minimum of 12 months

Moving Temporarily

Students

Students may ship their personal belongings to Slovenia exempt from duty charges if they are enrolled in a Slovenian educational institute.

Items eligible for duty-free admission include:

  • Books, paper, and other school related equipment
  • Computer, printer
  • Desk and table
  • Clothing and footwear
Non-students

Canadians moving temporarily to Slovenia for temporary employment may ship their personal effects exempt from tax.

The individual will be required to present:

  • Confirmation of employment from a Slovenian employer
  • Registration of residence in Slovenia
  • A signed document indicating that the goods are used and at least 6 months old, and no other goods were imported within the previous 12 months

Moving Permanently

Slovenian citizens returning to live permanently in Slovenia from Canada may ship their personal effects exempt from tax within 12 months of settling in Slovenia.

The conditions for a tax exempt entry of personal goods are as follows:

  • The items cannot be lent, rented out, sold, or otherwise dispensed with for the first 12 months of living in Slovenia
  • The goods have been used by the owner for at least 6 months
  • No other goods have been imported by the owner in the previous 12 months

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 will require a letter from the Slovenian school confirming their status at the institution
  • Canadians moving temporarily must provide a Slovenian residence registration and an employment offer

Sources:
https://www.fidi.org/sites/default/files/public/2020-03/M_Svcs_Customsregulation_Slovenia_0.pdf
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex%3A32009R1186

Sample Commercial Invoice for Personal Effects

Ship To Invoice
Jože Plečnik
Turjaška ulica 1
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Phone: +386 1 200 11 88
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal effects being delivered to my new address.

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 19 Oct 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 Slovenia

Food, Chocolate, Candies

Foodstuffs may be shipped to Slovenia if they abide by the sanitary standards of the European Union.

You May Ship

  • Chocolate
  • Confectionary
  • Powdered infant milk, food, and foods for special medical diets*
  • Honey*
  • Baked goods providing they do not contain meat
  • Olives stuffed with fish
  • Pasta and noodles (cannot contain meat)
  • Live mussels, snails, and oysters*
*Maximum of 2 kg

Do Not Ship

  • Potatoes
  • Perishables
  • Meat and meat byproducts
  • 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://www.fu.gov.si/en/life_events_individuals/import_of_food/

Sample Commercial Invoice for Food, Chocolate, Candies

Ship To Invoice
Jože Plečnik
Turjaška ulica 1
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Phone: +386 1 200 11 88
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Food Shipment - Assorted chocolate bars in their original manufacturer's packaging

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 19 Oct 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 Slovenia

Samples

Commercial samples can be shipped to Slovenia from Canada as a temporary admission for the purpose of demonstrating product or to solicit sales.

Samples are allowed duty-free entry provided:

  • They are in small quantities
  • They have been supplied and/or distributed without charge
  • They have no commercial value, i.e. they cannot be sold or exchanged for money
  • They can be clearly identified as advertising samples

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/collection/eu-law/treaties/treaties-force.html
https://www.uradni-list.si/_pdf/2000/Mp/m2000081.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Commercial Sample

Ship To Invoice
Jože Plečnik
Turjaška ulica 1
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Phone: +386 1 200 11 88
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Commercial Sample - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 19 Oct 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 Slovenia

Advertising Material

Advertising material may be shipped to Slovenia from Canada exempt from duty if it is to be displayed at trade fairs, meetings, exhibitions, etc. providing:

  • It is returned to Canada within 6 months of its arrival in Slovenia
  • The quantity of material or goods is appropriate 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://www.uradni-list.si/_pdf/2000/Mp/m2000081.pdf
https://ec.europa.eu/world/agreements/prepareCreateTreatiesWorkspace/treatiesGeneralData.do?step=0&redirect=true&treatyId=533

Sample Commercial Invoice for Promotional Material

Ship To Invoice
Jože Plečnik
Turjaška ulica 1
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Phone: +386 1 200 11 88
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Promotional Material - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 19 Oct 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 Slovenia

Repairs

Sending equipment for repair to Slovenia from Canada will be exempt from duty and taxes under the European Union's inward processing rules.

And warranty repairs done in Canada at no charge will be exempt from duty and VAT when the equipment returns to Slovenia.

Items Under Warranty

As Slovenia and Canada are part of the EU free trade agreement (CETA), items repaired in Slovenia under warranty are exempt from duty and will not incur GST when they re-enter Canada.

Items No Longer Under Warranty

If a piece of equipment no longer under warranty is repaired in Slovenia, it will incur GST on the value of the repair and on any parts used to effect the repair.

Sending Product for Repair to Slovenia

Products sent to Slovenia from Canada for repair will be exempt from duty due to the inward processing rules of the EU.

Returning Repaired Product to Slovenia

Products repaired in Canada under a warranty will be exempt from duty and VAT when they are returned to Slovenia.


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

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

Sample Commercial Invoice for Warranty Repair

Ship To Invoice
Jože Plečnik
Turjaška ulica 1
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Phone: +386 1 200 11 88
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Repair and Return - Watch being sent for repair

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 19 Oct 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 Slovenia

Temporary Imports

Temporary imports may enter Slovenia from Canada exempt from import duties provided they return to Canada in the same condition as when they arrived in Slovenia.

Temporary imports includes items such as:

  • Samples for display at exhibitions and trade fairs
  • Professional and research equipment
  • Brochures, pamphlets, and other similar advertising materials

For items that are given away at exhibitions and fairs, they may enter Slovenia as long as:

  • There is no charge for their distribution
  • It can be clearly seen that they are for advertising only
  • They have little value and cannot be used for commercial exchange, i.e. sold for money

Qualifying for Duty & Tax Free Temporary Import

In order to import your goods duty and tax free into Slovenia, 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 except from normal wear-and-tear, and they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than 2 years in Slovenia

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 (FedEx, UPS, 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.fu.gov.si/fileadmin/Internet/Carina/Podrocja/Uvoz_blaga/Opis/EN_Import_procedures.doc
https://www.fu.gov.si/en/customs/areas_of_work/customs_declaration_and_other_forms_ata_tir/#c3247
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/collection/eu-law/treaties/treaties-force.html

 

Sample Commercial Invoice for Temporary Imports

Ship To Invoice
Jože Plečnik
Turjaška ulica 1
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Phone: +386 1 200 11 88
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment returning Jan 2020

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 19 Oct 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 Slovenia

Permanent/Sold Goods

Sold goods shipped to Slovenia may enter exempt from duty up to a value of €150 (about $225 CAD). There is no threshold for VAT; all imports regardless of value will incur VAT.

Occasional Shipper

If you only ship sold goods occasionally to Slovenia, for example, on eBay, duty will only be charged if the shipment's value is greater than €150 (about $225 CAD). However, VAT will be charged on the shipment no matter its value.

Regular shipper

If you regularly ship sold goods to Slovenia from Canada, we recommend that you employ the services of a licenced Slovenian customs broker.


Sources:
https://en.posta.si/home/postal-services-/import-export

Sample Commercial Invoice for Permanent/Sold Goods

Ship To Invoice
Jože Plečnik
Turjaška ulica 1
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Phone: +386 1 200 11 88
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Permanent/Sold: Parts and accessories for Canon B78n camera

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 19 Oct 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 Slovenia. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.

When an item with a COO is imported into Slovenia, 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 deemed prohibited may not enter Slovenia. Restricted goods may enter but must follow quantity limitations or other rules such as sanitary precautions as imposed by the EU.

Prohibited Items

  • Potatoes
  • Plants and their products
  • Drugs and narcotics
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Weapons
  • Explosives and pyrotechnics
  • Medications
  • Counterfeit goods

Restricted Items

  • Coffee
  • Musical instruments
  • Maps
  • Printed publications
  • Telecommunication equipment

Sources:
https://www.fu.gov.si/en/life_events_individuals/online_shopping_in_third_countries/
https://www.fu.gov.si/en/life_events_individuals/import_of_plants_and_plant_products/
https://www.fu.gov.si/en/life_events_individuals/import_of_weapons_and_ammunition/

Duty & Taxes

The amount of duty incurred by a shipment to Slovenia is calculated using the CIF value, i.e. the sum of the customs value plus freight costs plus insurance fees.

CIF Value = Customs Value + Insurance Amount + Freight Costs

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


Thresholds

The duty threshold, also known as the de minimis value, is the amount below which a tax or duty is not charged. For Slovenia, shipments of €150 (about $225 CAD) or less will be exempt from duty.

Currency Euro (€)
Duty Exemption (De minimis Value) €150 (about $225 CAD)
Duty Calculation Method CIF
TAX (VAT) 22%
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 Slovenia on July 1 or later, it will incur VAT.


Duties on Imports

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


Excise Duties

Excise duties are incurred by alcoholic beverages and tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes. Details for these products can be found 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.fu.gov.si/en/life_events_individuals/online_shopping_in_third_countries/
https://www.tariffinder.ca/en/getStarted
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https://www.fu.gov.si/fileadmin/Internet/Carina/Podrocja/Postni_promet/Opis/GB_Uvoz_in_izvoz_blaga_preko_poste.doc
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Slovenia 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 Slovenia



Can I ship to Slovenia?

Shipping to Slovenia 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 Slovenia by getting a quote now.


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