The official Web site of the
Customs Executive Agency
Last update: 21 Jan 2013

Click on the red dots
for more customs facts for U.S. personnel stationed in Germany
In-loco-parentis authorizations For parents being deployed overseas from Germany
Shipping firearms to Germany Strict rules apply when shipping firearms to Germany
Transferring goods to non-U.S. personnel How to sell used personal property the legal way
Relatives/friends driving USAREUR POVs Special permission is needed for stateside friends and relatives to use your POV while they vacation in Germany
Retirees and widow(er)s Tips on using the PX, commissary and APO after retirement
Gifts to nonmembers of U.S. forces How to give tax-free goods legally as gifts
Info for SCBCAs Links and tips for customs inspectors
Office locations
Where we are
Address Our APO and civilian addresses

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Or call DSN 370-4978.
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The change from fuel coupons took place in Germany from July to November 2008

Click here for more details on shipping pets to Germany. From Feb. 1 you may be charged for the vet exam of your imported pet. Please have a credit card ready to pay the fee.




Importing goods into Germany?

Importing property into Germany tax and duty-free

Click on the picture above to find out more about importing property into Germany tax and duty-free

Our mission:

to provide information to military personnel stationed in Germany about tax and customs laws


USAREUR Provost Marshal

List of German Customs offices (in German)*

List of Customs procedures (in German)


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Where is my nearest customs office?

Why do I need this paperwork before I sell my car to a local national?

Why can't I mail meat products or fresh fruit back to the states?

How can I avoid paying taxes and duty on the things I import into Germany?

Can I still shop in the PX and commissary if I retire in Germany?

Why did German customs seize the vitamins I ordered from the States?