You may be offered to buy certain items at your travel destination that cannot be brought to Germany as a holiday souvenir.
Ordering goods online is easy – but which goods can I have sent to me from abroad? And when are these goods duty-free and/or tax-free? What about gift parcels? Here you will find information about how to avoid any unpleasant surprises when your parcel arrives.
Customs The German Customs Museum
Customs employees in the German Customs Museum tell visitors about the diversity of the customs’ tasks, and recount their own fascinating experiences working for this institution.
Brand-name watches, designer handbags, luxury sunglasses ... supposed brand-name products are offered at suspiciously low prices to tourists in the mood to buy, especially when they’re on holiday abroad. But beware! Many “deals” turn out to be cheap fakes. When this happens, seemingly inexpensive holiday souvenirs can actually be disappointing counterfeits that aren’t worth the money and that …
Financial markets Financial Account Information Exchange Act (Finanzkonteninformationsaustauschgesetz – FKAustG)
Act on the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters (Financial Account Information Exchange Act)
Date of signature: 21 December 2015
Financial markets Act on the Monitoring of Financial Stability (Finanzstabilitätsgesetz)
Date of signature: 28 November 2012
Financial markets Insurance Tax Act (Versicherungsteuergesetz)
Ordinance Implementing the Insurance Tax Act (Versicherungsteuer-Durchführungsverordnung)
Date of signature: 8 April 1922