# Imports and exports
What rules apply to cross-border trade? Certain import exemptions and limitations exist to protect people from dangers and to ensure compliance with international agreements. Germany has a long history as a leading exporter. But what requirements need to be followed when exporting goods? You will find relevant information and government services here.To Services
Information about Rights & Duties
If you are moving to the European Union from a third country, you can usually import household goods and other household effects duty-free. However, you must declare this to customs.
If you are importing goods into Germany from outside the EU, you can submit the customs declaration via the Internet.
If you import goods into the European Union, you can get customs duties reimbursed or waived under certain conditions. You can apply to the customs authorities even if you do not have access to the ATLAS system.
If you are involved in customs-related activities, such as importing or exporting goods, you must apply for an EORI number.
If you export plants, plant products or other objects to countries outside the EU, they must not contain any harmful organisms. As proof of this, you must apply for a phytosanitary certificate or a pre-export certificate or re-export certificate.
If you want to operate a bonded warehouse, you must submit an application.
Do you want to use a deferral account to process deferred payments with customs? Among other things, you need a deferral BIN with which you can identify yourself electronically.