A publication by DHL “Your “Time Definite” and “Day Definite” Shipments Smoothly through Customs” explains the main regulations and requirements for importing and exporting to and from the European Union (EU).
Although the EU is a free trade zone for the movement of goods and services among its members, there are certain exceptions. For example, if merchandise originally from a non-EU country is in transit, tariffs may apply.
The DHL Guide offers detailed information on the international agreement system that defines the obligations of the parties involved in international trade transactions, called International Commercial Terms (INCOTERMS).
It also offers step by step instructions on how to complete the documents typically required for international trade with the EU.