Permanent/definitive Imports - EURO

UEFA European Championship Final Tournament 2024, Legal Information

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UEFA Guidelines

Customs formalities must be completed when goods are definitively imported or exported between an EU country such as Germany and any non-EU country (including those benefiting from the free movement of goods).

To declare permanent/definitive imports into the EU, the consignee/importer will need an Economic Operators’ Registration and Identification (EORI) number, which is used to identify legal entities (companies, not individuals) in all matters involving the customs authorities of the EU.

Companies established in the EU can get an EORI number from the customs authorities of their respective country according to applicable procedures. Non-EU established companies should either use an EU-based subsidiary (with EORI number) to act as importer or consider appointing a customs broker to act as an indirect representative.

If an entity is unable to obtain an EORI number or find a suitable customs broker, they should contact the UEFA Event Logistics team.

An import declaration will need to be made by the importer, or their broker. An import declaration contains information about the goods being imported, including details on the importer, how the goods are being transported, their tariff classification and their customs value etc.

The single administrative document (SAD) or an electronic customs declaration are the main import declaration forms used for goods transported to or from the EU customs union.

Customs duties vary depending on the specific type of goods (see commodity or Combined Nomenclature (CN) code).

Whether these goods are eligible for import duty exemption can be found on the Customs website under the specialist topic Außertarifliche Zollbefreiung. Information on customs duty concessions based on preferential agreements can be found on the Customs website under the following link: Warenursprung und Präferenzen online.

For importing certain goods special documents are necessary. The requirements are specified in the Common Customs Tariff. Certain goods can be imported by travelling from non-EU-states in certain quantities without the required documents.