1. Cigarettes. Allowed 200 cigarettes, or 100 cigarillos, or 50 cigars, or 250 grams of tobacco for smoking. In case of exceeding one of the established norms will have to pay a certain sum for the right to use the transported goods and a fine or to abandon the transported goods and to pay a fine. To carry cigarettes and alcoholic beverages may only persons who have reached 17 years of age.
2. Alcoholic drinks. wine - 4 l., beer - 16 liters Alcoholic beverages strength above 22 degrees – 1l Spirits strength below 22 degrees is 2 liters
Beverages Undenatured ethyl alcohol strength above 80 degrees – 1l.
3. Jewelries. When shipping jewelry, you should bear in mind that products from silver, gold, alloys thereof, as well as the remains of the precious metals, gold and silver coins, the fee is 7.5 %.If the value of smuggled goods exceeds 5,000 euros will be charged a fee of 4.5 % of its value. If is the collection for this price, the tax is collected on the cost of the entire collection.
4. Cars and petrol. When imported into the national territory must be presented:
- the registration document of the vehicle;
- the document of sale (if it occurred);
- insurance valid in France;- if necessary, the document on European transit (T1);
- if the country of origin of imported car, signed with the EU free trade agreement (Association européenne de libre échange (AELE), then you will also need to present the certificate EUR1, certified by the customs authorities of the country of origin, which will either reduce or completely relieve from payment of customs duties when importing a/t means.
Imported into the territory of France, the vehicle must be clear, i.e. to pay the state tax. How to clear the car you can find on the website of the French customs http://www.douane.gouv.fr.
Are allowed to import petrol into the gas tank of the vehicle +1 canister of petrol to 10 litres.
If you are going to live permanently in France, you can be exempt from taxes on the importation of the vehicle under the following conditions:
- lived in the territory of a state not included in the EU for at least 1 year;
- used the car for personal needs not less than six months before the date of change of residence; has paid all taxes in the state where vehicle is moved.
The vehicle must be brought within a period not exceeding 1 year from the date of change of domicile. When importing a car to France from a country outside the EU, you must present:
- a detailed inventory of the property of the owner of the car with an approximate valuation, date and signature (in the list must be mentioned vehicle) in two copies;
- the completed form with entry for n°10070*02) France without a fee be paid in two copies; in the case of transit, in three (available at:https://www.formulaires.modernisation.gouv.fr/gf/cerfa_10070_02.do?jeton=ZMG-ygFAbTi_1QFAebFW_1rf)
- a document certifying permanent residence outside the EU and the relocation of the place of residence in France (it can be obtained before departure at the Consulate of France);
- the certificate of registration of the vehicle (with translation);
- certificate on payment of the purchase of a car (with translation).
The vehicle must have a valid foreign state registration number. The customs service after carrying out the necessary procedures will give you a signed copy of the inventory of the property and the certificate №846 A, which will need to be submitted within 4 months in the Prefecture for the registration of the vehicle. In case of failure of one of the above provisions and the purchase of a car outside the EU, customs service, based on the information submitted by You will determine the amount of taxes on the importation of goods + VAT 19.6% for vehicle) in cash or by cheque. For amounts in excess of 1524,49 Euro cheque should be confirmed. After customs clearance procedures you will be given a customs Declaration, the receipt confirming payment of taxes and certificate №846 A, which will need to be submitted within 4 months in the Prefecture for the registration of the vehicle. Also for the registration of the vehicle will need to pass inspection in the Regional office for industry, research and environment at the place of residence in France (La direction régionale de l'industrie, de la recherche et de l environment (DRIRE).
5. Weapons and ammunition.
There are 4 categories of weapons:
Category A: military equipment and weapons, prohibited the acquisition and storage of (A1) and weapons-related military equipment intended for personal carry and use in hostilities (firearms), equipment for protection against chemical warfare agents (A2).
Category B: weapons that require resolution for the acquisition and storage;
Category C: weapons requiring special Declaration for the acquisition and storage;
Category D: a weapon that requires registration and equipment located in freely available.More detailed information on the import of weapons into the territory of France presented on the website of the General administration of customs: http://www.douane.gouv.fr/page.asp?id=282
6. Control the import of historical weapons provides Technical Management, Bourges.
Etablissement technique de Bourges Centre technique armes et munitions
6 route de Guerry 18 015 BOURGES Telephone: +33 (0)2-48-27-48-00;
Fax: +33 (0)2-48-27-47-69).
When importing the subject is directed to technical analysis, after which the arms pass through the customs border. France does not recognize the deactivation (alteration) weapons made outside the EU. Redesigned decorative weapons sent for analysis to the Test center firearms, Saint-étienne:anc d'epreuve des armes a feu de Saint-Etienne
5 rue Meons 42 004 SAINT-ETIENNE Telephone: +33 (0)4-77-25-12-06.
After research it passes through the customs border. Technical Management, Bourges also supervise the importation of copies of historic and vintage weapons.
Prohibited to import:
- counterfeit goods;materials paedophilic nature, i.e. child pornography;
- asbestos and asbestos
- containing products (except as provided by article 7 of the decree of 24 December 1996);
- items containing hazardous elements (for example: salts of lead, Nickel);
- plants, vegetable and other products (surface layers, seeds, cultivated soil);
- products of animal origin, prohibited by national or European legislation.