Customs and Import Arrangements

Import Restrictions

Some goods may only be marketed in Germany if they comply with certain conditions regarding ingredients, materials or technical specifications. The TARIC database shows whether any limitations or restrictions exist. However, actual import bans only apply to a tiny number of goods.

Different authorities are responsible for the granting of approvals or licences, depending on the nature of the goods. Please feel free to contact us for further information or refer to the responsible institutions websites: