Shipping and Removals in Italy


To streamline the process of shipping to Italy, expats need to have a detailed inventory of household items so that a reputable company can provide a comprehensive quote, based on your load size and the distance travelled (from your country of origin to your Italian destination).
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It is advisable to get different quotes from companies that are accredited by the shipping/ removal industry. There are companies that offer a 'groupage service', where your possessions are allocated space in other containers. This is a cheaper option but it does mean you will have to wait longer for your goods to arrive. It is important to insure your items, which is around one to two percent of the total value of your goods, and it is recommended to use a different company for insurance than for the process of shipping and transport.

To avoid any problems, it is important to do your homework on the customs regulations pertaining to Italy before you ship your goods. Expats will need documentation that includes a passport copy, residence visa, work permit, an inventory in Italian, a fiscal number, a consular declaration, a residency certificate and a permit to stay issued by the police office's foreign nationals department.

Restricted items include all consumable goods (e.g. alcohol). New furniture and household items will be subject to duty, and the import of all electronic equipment will be subject to an Import Permit from the Italian Ministry of Posts and Communications.

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