ok so i heard about this and checked the an post website and a few forums
aparently an post now want you to fill out a customs label for posting itemsto within the eu ?? im sure it doesnt apply to letters such as bday cards etc only to packages ? are they allowed to this as a eu member are we not able to travel within the eu visa free and post the same way no customs
(taken form an post,s website)
Customs Declaration When sending goods abroad a completed customs declaration is required. An Post provide two customs forms the CP72 for parcels or items with a value in excess of €300. For all other items use the CN22.
- Correct labelling As well as an Airmail label if you are sending something abroad you will need to check that you have your customs labels completed properly. Customs labels are required even when posting something within the EU.so if im i sending for instance a few packages to the uk i have to fill out customs labels ,? is this a new eu lawas if a seller in the uk is posting me something i bought of ebay will they have to fill out a customs form to post to ireland ?anyone have any help on this or had to fill out the customs label ?
Yes you are allowed to travel freely within Europe. Some goods carry different exise rates within different jurisdictions examples would ne wine and cigarettes. If travelling you may carry some for personal consumption. However if going through the post you are considered an importer so have a limit of zero. Also some goods may be illegal or controlled in other jurisdictions so they need to know whY your sending.
Any package been sent from Ireland to another country now needs a Customs Declaration - CN22 ( up to value € 300 )
even UK? that would be a pain in the netheregion to have to do that for every item I send to the UK.
This is what they say on the anpost website :
It refers to international items , which I presume includes UK .
This is not being enforced as I have received parcels in the EU from Ireland only this week with no customs stickers.
If you go to AnPost shop counter to buy stamps for posting package overseas , you will be asked to fill in the Customs Declaration CN22 .
Don't know how this is going to be enforced for packages posted directly through mailbox .
Maybe some Anpost employee can enlighten us .
I did ask at counter and was told that packages will not go through the letterbox , so customers will always end up at counter.
Depends on where you go. Your post office may be enforcing it but many are not. Parcels are still getting through without them.
If anyone is posting a package to USA from Ireland , you can bet your bottom dollar that your package will get no further than Homeland Security .
That is of course if your package does not have a CN22 .
Maybe Ireland are not enforcing this , but many overseas Customs worldwide are .
This does not apply on intra-EU packages, they're effectively domestic.
There is absolutely no legal requirement whatsoever for this. I've checked and no other EU post office is asking for this form to be filled out for EU destinations.
See Royal Mail's explanation for example : http://www2.royalmail.com/delivery/mail-advice/customs-information
You DO require CN22 filled out on non-EU packages e.g. to the USA.
Someone has gotten confused at An Post.
Clearly someone at An Post has decided to pretend that we're back in the 1960s and that the EU does not exist.
This was on politics.ie
this is the regulation
All I know is that thanks to those post 9/11 knee jerk reactions, it's getting increasingly difficult to do business from Ireland.
I know two small online retailers who moved to the UK because they found Irish postal and courier services totally non-compeditive and that there were endless red-tape with packages being delayed / opened etc for no logical reason.
It's also virtually impossible to post anything out that contains liquid. So, if you're say trying to sell cosmetics, food or anything like that online, Ireland's not a very good place to base yourself.
this is a statement received from Anpost:
Customers are not required to complete a Customs CN22 Declaration form for any item being posted within the EU, however, customers are required to complete the Aviation Security Declaration (ASD) Form, as per our Terms and Conditions. Completion of the ASD Form allows An Post to determine that the item meets with Aviation Security requirements and to ensure that there are no prohibited items included. This avoids potential difficult security issues further down the line, including unnecessary return to the sender. This form also ensures that the sender’s address is included on the item (which is also a requirement).