Bulgaria - Customs and duties

Most imports are subject only to declaration and registration. However, special licenses are required for imports of tobacco, alcoholic beverages, oils, military hardware, radioactive materials, jewelry, precious metals, pharmaceutical items, and narcotics. The Ministry of Foreign Trade supervises the collection of customs duties. The amount collected is not published.

Goods arriving from foreign points to be unloaded in Bulgaria must have customs manifests and other shipping documents as specified by law. Customs duties are paid ad valorem at a rate of 5% to 40% on industrial products and 5% to 70% on agricultural products. Goods from EU nations receive preferential tariff rates. Duty must be paid on all goods except those specifically exempt, such as many foods products, farm machinery, toiletries, fertilizer and pesticide, mining equipment, and medical and dental supplies. In August 1987, the national assembly adopted a law to establish tariff-free zones to attract foreign investment beginning in January 1988. Taxes on imports include a value-added tax of 20%, a 0.5% customs clearance fee, and a 3% import surcharge.

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pauline griffin
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Jul 17, 2007 @ 4:04 am
could you please advise me on the duty to be paid on a car a might bring from England.

thanks for any help

Ms Pauline Griffin
Roger Trafford
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Nov 22, 2018 @ 12:12 pm
Can you tell me how much tax and duty I would have to pay on a photovoltaic kit from China valued at 750usd
Gordon Lam
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Feb 19, 2019 @ 7:19 pm
Hi, we are exporting coffee beans (around 25kg per month) to Bulgaria from Australia. Do I need to pay any tax and duties?

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Mar 27, 2019 @ 6:06 am
I have to send a paiting for exhibition to Bulgaria.Have I to pay any custom duty.This painting is only for exhibition and will be sent bank to me after exhibition is over.
Mahesh Kanakiya
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Jul 11, 2019 @ 3:03 am
My client wish to import Hot rolled steel plate
Grade U20302, 350*1200*2400 mm form China. What can be custom duty? Is there any anti dumping duty?
Linda Shepperd
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Aug 3, 2019 @ 3:15 pm
Can we pay duty taxes by credit card, my borfriend has a remaining balance and i want to pay $6000 towards it
Fibi Lim
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Oct 16, 2019 @ 8:08 am
We are sending fabrics to be used to be manufactured in Bulgaria. Do I need to pay tax and duties?
Narender Rana
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Feb 15, 2020 @ 10:22 pm
We are exporter of textile garments &sports goods what duties will be levied.

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