ATLAS-IMPOST for import shipments with low value of goods

The application is intended for the declaration of low-value shipments up to the value limit of 150 euros. Previously, the lower limit for the value of goods was 22 euros for imported goods. All goods with a value below this limit were exempt from VAT. The increasing growth rate of shipments from the e-commerce sector (online stores) and the resulting overload of the German customs' Automated Tariff and Local Customs Clearance System (ATLAS) have made the introduction of an additional application indispensable. ATLAS-IMPOST is now intended to ensure efficient customs and import VAT handling of low-value shipments, thereby permanently relieving the burden on imports via ATLAS.

The most important facts about ATLAS-IMPOST
  •  Electronic customs declarations are now also required for small goods
  • ATLAS-IMPOST regulates the import of small consignments with a value of up to 150 euros

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