EU customs changes affecting businesses
On 1 July 2021, important customs changes will apply to businesses sending goods to EU countries.
The following items are prohibited from importation, meaning they won't be allowed to enter the destination country, territory or region.
To check which items are considered dangerous and prohibited for sending from Australia, download our dangerous goods guide (1.2MB).
- Chain letters
- Lottery tickets
- Precious metals
- Reproductions of bank notes or designs resembling them
Products of animal origin
This includes raw materials of animal origin such as animal parts, particularly meat, offal, fats, hides and skins, bones, blood, endocrine glands, horns, antlers, hoofs, wool, hair and feathers, milk, eggs, honey, beeswax or products made from these raw materials (e.g. sausages, tinned food, cheese, caviar, gelatine, hunting trophies without complete taxidermy treatment and similar products).
If an item is subject to import restrictions, it means that provisions must be met before it will be released from customs in the destination country, territory or region.
We recommend you confirm import restrictions with local authorities before posting:
Czech customs decide the value of an article based on the internal price of similar articles. Articles to a value of 300 crowns are exempt from customs duty.
Gifts not exceeding or ECI0 crowns for the personal use of the addressee or family do not require an import permit. If the gift exceeds 2000 crowns, the addressee must provide a gift certificate authenticated by an authorised agent.
Senders should ascertain import restrictions from the addressee before sending postage stamps. Gifts of philatelic articles are restricted to 3 per year and the shipment must not exceed 100 stamps and 100 crowns in value. Philatelic articles to philatelists must not exceed 1000 crowns in any year.
Czech Republic admits used clothing, underwear and footwear only in the following conditions:
- persons emigrating for a lengthy period or for professional reasons
- inherited or bequeathed clothing
- personal clothing of travellers that accords with the duration and purpose of their journey.
Senders should state the relevant condition on the customs declaration.
Books, records, tapes and films
Postal articles containing books, printed publications, gramophone records, recording tape or cinefilms must not contain other goods.
Okay to send? Send responsibly.
As the sender, it's your responsibility to make sure your items don't break any laws or rules – both within Australia and in the destination country.
Restrictions and conditions can change at short notice so the information on this page should be used as a guide only. For the latest information, you should check the UPU prohibitions & restrictions (PDF 7.2MB) or contact the destination country's customs, postal trade or government authority.
It's also your responsibility to check if the destination country imposes any duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees on the item you're sending. If you're unsure, please contact the consulate office of the destination country.
In addition to our customs forms, authorities in the destination country, territory or region require further documentation for some items.
Attach all invoices to the customs declaration.
Delivery locations & exclusions
Before sending to this destination, it’s worth noting a few more details about our international delivery services.
Delivery locations & exclusions data (Personal)
- International Express (carried via the EMS network) - Parcels deliver to all destinations
International Express has delayed delivery to rural destinations.
International Express - Parcels does deliver to a Post Office Box and Poste Restante.
For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Česká pošta website.