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Repay import or export duties

The customs authorities determine the import or export duties essentially on the basis of your information in the customs declaration. If the customs authorities, yourself or other interested parties determine that import or export duties have not been claimed or have been claimed in too low an amount, they may be recovered under certain circumstances. You will then receive a new notification.

The original collection of duties may be incorrect, for example, due to incorrect information in the customs declaration or errors in the calculation or application of customs regulations. The notice corrects the determination of the duties and informs you of the amount of duty actually due.

In exceptional cases, the customs authorities may refrain from post-clearance recovery. for example, for reasons

  • legal certainty,
  • the protection of legitimate expectations, for example under certain conditions in the event of undecognisable error on the part of the customs authorities, or
  • of administrative economics, for example with a sum of less than EUR 10.00.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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