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Customs Duties and local TVA


The information on this page is purely informative. Please confirm it with your local laws and government.

Declare and pay customs duties, import duties and other local taxes is your sole responsability. 


  • Goods declaration

When needed we declare the shipping contents as manufactured decorative articles (code 95059000 in the Harmonized System). 


  • European Union


The circulation of goods within the limits of the European Union is not subjected to customs duties. TVA is included in the price of all items.

The EU's customs territory includes the territories of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus (except for areas where the Cypriot government does not exercise effective control), Czech Republic, Denmark (except the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Martinique and Reunion Islands and except for New Caledonia, Mayotte, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futura Islands, French Polynesia and French Southern and Antarctic Territories), Germany (except the Heligoland island and the territory of Büsingen), Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy (except for Livigno and Campione d'Italia and the national waters of Lake Lugano which are between the bank and the political frontier of the area between Ponte Tresa and Porto Ceresio), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg,  Malta,  Netherlands, Poland,  Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (except Ceuta and Melilla), Sweden.

The Principality of Monaco is also considered part of the EU's customs territory.


  • United Kindom


  • Great Britain: 

The VAT- and Customs Duty-free limit for purchases is 135 £ (around 145 €). Above, 20% of the total value is applied as VAT


  • North Ireland:

No Tax or Duty should be applied. 

Detailed information can be found on the UK government webpage.


  • European Economic Area: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway

The EEA Agreement prohibits tariffs on trade between the Contracting Parties and, therefore, import taxes shouldn't be applied. However, the custom borders and procedures between EEA members are still in place: goods must be declared and some delay is expected.
  • Norway
    More information about online shopping here.
    Do they charge you custom taxes? This is how you apply for a refund - Norwegian Customs.
    From 1st January 2024, all items below NOK 3,000 NOK (around 257 €) will be subjected to TVA (25% of the total cost including shipping) on purchase. Items above this amount, will be subjected to TVA (25% of the total cost including shipping) on customs.



  • Switzerland


The VAT-free limit for purchases is 300 CHF (around 285 €). Above, 7.7% of the total value is applied as VAT. If the resulting VAT is lower than 5 CHF, the tax is not collected.

Detailed information can be found on the Federal Customs Administration webpage.


  • United States of America

There is currently no tax on importing sculptures from Europe to the US. More information can be found on the U.S. Customs and Borders Protection website. However, individual states may apply taxes over goods purchased online of around 2-6 %.


  • Canada

Depending on your province, a tax between 5 and 15% may be aplied.
Detail information can be found in the Canada Border Agency webpage


  • Australia

For goods with a value of 1 000 AUD or less, there are generally no duties, taxes or charges to pay at the border. For goods with a value over 1 000 AUD, you will need to fill out an Import Declaration, and pay duties, taxes and charges at the border.
Detailed information can be found in the Australian Border Force.  


  • Mexico

A 19% tax may be applied.


  • Customs payment

Normally, the carrier will pay the customs directly to the customs office (or equivalent) and the recipient of the package will need to reimburse it to the carrier before or during the delivery. The carrier may take an extra fee for the customs handling and prepayment. 

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