What are the costs of importing goods?
If your company buys goods overseas, you have to calculate and pay Danish VAT of the amount.
The standard VAT rate for importing items into Denmark is 25%. VAT is calculated on the value of the goods, plus the international shipping costs and insurance, plus any import duty due.
You are required to register your business for VAT and declare information about your purchases to SKAT. You can register your business for VAT here.
Your VAT Number
You must provide your VAT number to the seller that you purchase an item from. This way he need not apply VAT to the invoice. Your VAT number is "DK" plus your 8-digit CVR number or your SE number.
You do not have to pay customs duties if:
- Your purchase (excluding shipping, insurance, etc.) does not exceed DKK 1,150.
You do not have to pay VAT if:
- Your purchase (excluding shipping, insurance, etc.) does not exceed DKK 80.
Other taxes and customs fees
Excise duty is payable on for example tobacco and alcohol. Additional customs fees can be charged to cover the expense of performing any required examinations, verification and or testing of the imported goods.