Moving to France is a big step. You’ll have plenty of arrangements to make, and getting your household goods from the United States to France is one of them. After reading the information below, you should feel more confident about shipping your household goods overseas for your move to France.
Customs regulations differ greatly from country to country. In France, all shipments are subject to inspection, but you are not required to be present during the inspection. Customs regulations require that you have resided in the United States for at least one year prior to moving to France, and you must have intentions of living in France for more than one year. Household goods that are used are duty free if you owned them outside of France for at least six months.
If you have any pets that will be accompanying you on your move, there are a few procedures you must follow. First, you will have to be in attendance during your pet’s customs clearance process. Also be aware that endangered pets, exotic pets, and dogs on the dangerous breeds list are prohibited. Make sure to bring all of the documents below to ensure that your pet is cleared by customs.
We hope you now feel more confident about your move to France. You can find more useful tips on how to successfully plan your international move in our overseas moving shipping guide. iContainers USA ships from the United States to countries all over the world. Search rates for your move to France now to browse the most updated rates and book a shipment.
Information above courtesy of http://webportal.atlasintl.com/cstmdcs/.
"Customs duties play an important role in your international shipment. How they're determined and calculated varies from country to country"
Klaus Lydsal, vice president of operations at iContainers