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Date options

DER KURIER delivers throughout Europe according to your timetable. You decide when your shipment arrives.


Delivery options

Goods to be handed over in front of Big Ben? No problem for DER KURIER. 
With us, you choose your own options.


Collection options

With our pick options you can relax. DER KURIER fetches and delivers.


Export guideline

For more information on the International Express shipping can be found here.


Guidelines for International Express Delivery

Shipping documents

When sending goods to EU countries, customs documents are generally not required. This does not apply, however, to countries requiring air freight delivery: Greece, Cyprus, and Malta. In addition, special shipping documents are required for various EU customs enclaves (e.g. the Channel Islands, Canary Islands) and for countries with their own customs sovereignty (e.g. Gibraltar, San Marino, Andorra). For more information, see "Export documents" below or Export Checklist*. Your DER KURIER station will also be happy to advise you – or your send us an e-mail.

Excluded from transportation

Please note our shipping restrictions as outlined in our General Terms and Conditions of Business. Hazardous goods, articles of value, personal effects, works of arts, alcohol, ATA Carnet goods, living plants and animals, perishable foods/pet food etc. are excluded from shipment. Additional restrictions are in place for a number of countries. Ask your DER KURIER station for more information.

Terms of Delivery

  • Delivery Term 10 DDP
    Carriage free, duty paid, tax paid –The consignor pays all costs incurred; the consignee does not pay any costs.
  • Delivery Term 20 DDU
    Carriage free, duty unpaid, tax unpaid –The consignor only pays the freight costs; all other costs are paid by the consignee.
  • Delivery Term 30 DDP, VAT unpaid
    Carriage free, duty paid, tax unpaid –The consignor pays the freight costs and customs duties and costs; the consignee pays any taxes incurred.
  • Delivery Term 40 DDU, cleared
    Carriage free, without duty, without tax –The consignor pays the freight and customs costs; the consignee pays the duties and taxes.
  • Delivery Term 50 DDP
    Carriage free, duty paid, low-value clearance –The consigner pays the freight and customs costs; the consignee is not liable for any costs. The Simplified Procedure for Customs Clearance results in lower costs and quicker delivery times in non-EU and EFTA countries. It can only be used for low-value shipments (note the country-specific upper value limits) or for document dispatch.

Delivery to EFTA and non-EU countries

– Export documents –
Commercial invoice
Please ensure that the commercial invoice (for EFTA-States and third countries) is attached to each shipment on original business paper in triple duplicate. For customs procedures to run smoothly, the following information must be included:

  • Name and address of the consignor
  • Name and address of the consignee, including telephone number
  • Delivery address if this is different to the invoice address
  • Invoice date, number and location
  • Precise description and quantity of the goods, with the respective customs tariff numbers and values
  • Value of the goods per item, with currency designation
  • Delivery terms
  • DER KURIER package number(s)
  • Weight (gross/net)
  • Proof of preferential tariff treatment/country of origin
  • Company stamp and signature
  • For non-EU delivery destinations: Four copies of the invoice in English

Pro-forma invoice

A pro-forma invoice can be issued if the goods have no commercial value, i.e. they are not-for-resale goods, samples, or free-of-charge gifts or deliveries. The information required for a commercial invoice must also be contained in the pro-forma invoice. In addition, the value of the shipment must also be declared, e.g. with the note "sample or gift - value for customs purposes only".

Electronic export declaration

An export declaration is required for all parcel deliveries to EFTA and non-EU countries with a value exceeding 1000 euros. Export declarations need to be submitted to the customs authorities electronically. Take advantage of our expert knowledge and have your electronic export declarations prepared by our central customs department. To use the service, contact your DER KURIER station.

Declaration of Origin

If the value of the goods does not exceed 6000 euros, the declaration of origin can be included in the invoice. The binding text is as follows:
"The exporter (or The authorised exporter, customs authorisation number ...) of the products covered by this document declares that, except where otherwise clearly indicated, these products are of European Union preferential origin."
The original copy of the Declaration of Origin must be signed (with the name also written in plain characters) and stamped with the company stamp if the exporter is not an "authorised exporter".

EUR.1 Movement Certificate

If the value of the goods exceeds 6000 euros, an EUR.1 Movement Certificate is required. This must be stamped by the responsible customs office. "Authorised" exporters are exempted from this requirement. All they need to provide is the declaration of origin and the customs authorisation number. In the case of Turkey, an A.TR. is also required.

Proof of Origin

If the low-value clearance threshold is exceeded, Proof of Origin (proof of preferential treatment) is to be provided. This certifies that your goods have been manufactured in a European Union or EFTA country. If proof of preferential treatment is provided, no customs duties (EFTA) or a lower customs duty (non-EU countries) will be imposed. If you cannot provide this proof, this should be noted on the invoice. Please let us know if you would like information on the current value thresholds.