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Relief from VAT in consignments of negligible value

Goods of a negligible value not exceeding €17.09 per consignment, dispatched from a third country to a consignee in Cyprus shall be admitted free of VAT.

Note that relief shall not apply to alcoholic products, perfumes, toilet waters and tobacco or tobacco products.

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Relief from import duty in consignments of negligible value

Any consignments, dispatched from a third country to a consignee in Cyprus shall be admitted free of import duties provided that the intrinsic value does not exceed a total of €150 per consignment.

Note that relief shall not apply to alcoholic products, perfumes, toilet waters and tobacco or tobacco products.

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Relief from excise duty in small presents

Goods contained in consignments sent from a third country by a private individual to another private individual in Cyprus shall be admitted free of excise duty, provided that such importations are not of a commercial nature. Relief from excise duty shall apply to a value of .45 per consignment.

For goods listed below, relief is limited per consignment to the following quantities:


    (a) Tobacco products:
    • 50 cigarettes or
    • 25 cigarillos (cigars of a maximum weight of 3 grams each) or
    • 10 cigars or
    • 50 grams of smoking tobacco

    (b) Alcohols and alcoholic beverages
    • distilled beverages and spirits of an alcoholic strength by volume exceeding 22% volume; non]denatured ethyl alcohol of 80% volume and over: 1 litre, or
    • distilled beverages and spirits, and aperitifs with a wine or alcoholic base, tafia, sake or similar beverages, of an alcoholic strength by volume not exceeding 22% volume; sparkling wines, liqueur wines: 1 litre, or
    • still wines: 2 litres,

    (c) perfumes: 50 grams, or toilet waters: 0,25 litre

    (d) coffee: 500 grams, or coffee extracts and essences: 200 grams

    (e) tea: 100 grams or tea extracts and essences: 40 grams


Goods in quantities exceeding the above are excluded entirely from the relief.

Procedures for individuals who clear their goods themselves

The person in concern is notified by the Parcel Post Office for the arrival of his/her parcel (Doc: ΓΛ251 or ΓΛ252). This document along with the invoice or any other available evidence related to the value of the goods should be submitted to Customs Section at the Parcel Post Office. The buyer may authorise another person to act on his behalf. After submitting the aforementioned evidence, the person in concern arranges the payment (if any) and the parcel is delivered to him/her.




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