What are the costs of importing goods?

When you import goods to Denmark, you have to pay VAT (‘moms’) of the goods. See more about the rules and the costs of importing goods here.

If your company buys goods overseas, you have to calculate and pay Danish VAT of the amount.
 

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. 

You can file your VAT return at skat.dk 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.
 

Minimum thresholds

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.
 

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