Export and Import of Non-Commercial Goods
EXPORT AND IMPORT OF NON-COMMERCIAL GOODS FROM AND TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC Exports: Czech and foreign nationals (natural persons) are allowed to export from the Czech Republic without any permission articles of a noncommercial nature, i.e., articles that are as to their kind and quantity meant
EXPORT AND IMPORT OF NON-COMMERCIAL GOODS
FROM AND TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czech and foreign nationals (natural persons) are allowed to export from the Czech Republic without any permission articles of a noncommercial nature, i.e., articles that are as to their kind and quantity meant exclusively for meeting the personal needs of the passenger and members of his family or which are to be given as presents. The value of the exported articles is not limited.
If the exported articles are subject to legal regulations, such as veterinary regulations, regulations concerning protection of cultural values, museum and gallery pieces, health and environmental protection, security, etc., the customs officers will require export permission pursuant to these regulations.
Czech and foreign nationals are exempt from paying custom duties in the following duties. Value Added Tax (VAT) and possible excise duties may accrue when importing the following:
Articles of a noncommercial nature, the total customs value of which does not exceed 6000 Czech Korunas (approximately $ 190,-), may be imported duty free. If imported as shipments, these articles are not subject to taxation and/or duty, provided their total customs value does not exceed 1200 Czech Korunas.
When importing tobacco products and alcoholic beverages, duty free import is limited to:
- Tobacco - 200 cigarettes or
- 100 cigarillos or
- 50 cigars or
- 250 grams of tobacco or
- reasonable combination of the above.
- Alcoholic beverages - 1 liter of liquor or
- 2 liters of wine.
- Fifty grams of perfume or 0.25 liters of eau de toilette.
- medications and prescription drugs in a quantity that corresponds with the personal needs of the individual using them.
Persons permanently residing outside the Czech Republic are also allowed to import duty-free one thousand hunting shot cartridges and fifty bullets; imported cartridges will be allowed entry only upon presentation of a permit issued by the Consulate General of the Czech Republic.
Other imported articles are subject to customs duties fixed according to the rates of the custom tariff, VAT and possible other taxes.
The VAT is usually fixed at 22.00 % of the customs value. Certain selected articles are subject to a 5.00 % VAT. Other taxes are paid on imported hydrocarbon fuels and lubricants, alcohol and spirits, beer, wine and tobacco products, with a different rate for each of the mentioned articles.
Personal effects of foreign natural persons arriving in the Czech Republic and their motor vehicle(s) will be cleared by customs for temporary import duty-free if the personal effects and the motor vehicle(s) serve to meet personal needs of these persons during their stay in the country and will be exported from the country upon their departure. Motor vehicles imported under these circumstances must leave the country within six months.
Persons returning from a temporary or permanent stay outside of the Czech Republic may import their personal effects and/or noncommercial motor vehicle(s) duty free if they fulfill the following conditions: The person lived abroad for more than 12 consecutive months and the personal effects were in use by the person at least six months before the departure from the country of his/her stay.
Los Angeles, August 26,1998
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