My parcel was ordered from a European webshop. Why does it have to pass through customs or do I have to pay extra fees?

In this case, your parcel comes from outside the EU, even if it was ordered from a European webshop. Some webshops send their products directly from the country of origin. If that country is outside the EU (e.g. the United Kingdom), you might be charged import costs. Always check the sender address of your parcel when ordering items online.

If you receive a payment request for import costs, you can still refuse your parcel before making the payment. You can do this via the My bpost app or via Track & Trace. In that case, your parcel will automatically be returned to sender.

As of July 1, 2021, import fees apply to all shipments from outside the European Union and the exemption for shipments worth less than €22 has expired.

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