Canada and Denmark economies are based on strong trading traditions with economies that rely on innovation and knowledge-based industries for growth. Business ties between Denmark and Canada will continue to develop as the benefits of the European Canadian free Trade Agreement (CETA) are realized. Canada's trade with Denmarks totals over $1 billion CAD per year

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A few quick points to consider when shipping international between Canada and Denmark

  1. Canada Post is the preferred option for individuals shipping small parcels and personal items internationally to Denmark (see Canada Post international  shipping options below).
  2. Market dominant carriers, such as UPS, FedEx and DHL have crazy high base pricing.  Discounted shipping can be obtained via "comparison quotes reseller sites"  but discounted retail can still be expensive and such sites often lack support, logistics expertise and ability to import.
  3. Jet's logistics professionals will personally respond  to your inquiry within 1 business day sharing our expertise and helping you find the right solution (we freely recommend alternative carriers and methods that may better suite your needs).  Ask Jet.
  4. Ecommerce shippers usually need a much lower cost than can be provided by traditional shipping methods and need direct shipping solutions (visit our ecommerce page).

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  • Canadian delivery carrier options shipping Denmark from Canada
  • Shipping terms to Denmark: Shipping duty paid or unpaid?
  • Danish customs clearance for parcels sent from Canada
  • IOSS and VAT payment for ecommerce imports to Denmark and EU
  • CETA EU duty free shipping to Denmark for Canada origin goods
  • Simplified Duty Free Import to Canada for Danish origin goods
  • Common Canadian CBSA import fees for shipments from Denmark
  • Canadian customs assessment and revenue management (CARM)
  • Shipping Canadian Shopify Orders to Denmark and the EU
  • Information required to get a shipping quote to Denmark from Canada
  • Shipping from Denmark to the USA and Canada
  • Additional information regarding shipping from Canada and shipping to Canada

Jet Worldwide Canada Provides Cost Shipping Denmark from Canada.


Disclaimer: The information in this blog is for general information only and is not intended to, constitute legal and/or tax advice.  Producers, shippers, exporters, importers should confirm their processes with their customs brokers, carriers and regulating authorities. All liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based on the contents of this site are hereby expressly disclaimed. The content on this posting is provided “as is”; no representations are made that the content is error-free.

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Canadian Parcel Shipping Options to Denmark

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Shipping packages for delivery to Denmark via Canada Post

Canada Post is the preferred option for individuals shipping small packages and personal items to Copenhagen and across Denmark. Packages sent via Canada Post are imported to Denmark and delivered Post Nord (the state owned provider of postal services in Denmark that is co-owned with Sweden).

For Canada Post packet shipments to Denmark

  • Canada Post Small Packet Delivery to Denmark: Ocean and Air
  • Canada Post Tracked Packet Delivery to Denmark: Delivery in 2 weeks

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For shipping packages to Denmark from Canada Post parcel options

  • Canada Post International Parcel to Denmark: Surface
  • Canada Post Xpresspost International to Denmark: Delivery within 1 week

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Shipping packages to Denmark via FedEx and UPS Canada

FedEx and UPS are the largest carriers in North America and offer dependable international express services from Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa and all of Canada to Copenhagen and across Denmark. TNT Denmark is a subsidiary of FedEx. DHL (Jet's partner) also provides Canadian shipping rates to Denmark.

FedEx and UPS shipping options to Denmark include:

  • International express/ priority air shipping to Denmark
  • Economy air shipping to Denmark
Get a comparison shipping to Denmark quote

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Shipping Between  Canada and Denmark via Jet Worldwide

  • Jet Worldwide is a trusted brand that has been providing international shipping solutions for over 35 years
  • Jet Worldwide offers options for shipping between Canada, Denmark and European Union for parcels, pallets and online orders
  • Jet Worldwide offers transparency,  logistics support and we are not shy about recommending alternative solutions as necessary. Contact Jet's Logistics Team.

If you are seeking pricing for regular shipping volumes, helpful details include actual and projected volume of shipments, item(s) commonly shipped, common shipment weight and dimensions, origin of shipments  and and common destinations.


Delivery to Denmark via Purolator Courier

Purolator Courier, a subsidiary of Canada Post, offers international parcel delivery from Canada to Denmark via partners, such as UPS.  Purolator is a division of Canada Post.


Shipping Terms to Consider When Shipping to Denmark

The default option for shipping internationally from Canada is delivery duty unpaid. Common carriers use the term EXW which essentially assigns all import related costs (duty, taxes, and other fees) to the receiver/ importer. Shippers from Canada can choose to pay the import fees on behalf of the receiver via a Delivery Duty Paid (DDP) options that many carriers offer.

READ-MORE-INCO-TERMS IncoTerms and shipping terms for packages and online orders.

The disadvantage of paying import fees on behalf of the receiver is that the bulk of the import fees are often from a value added tax that the importing business may otherwise be able to claim back.


Customs Clearance IMPORT TO DENMARK from Canada

Denmark customs follows processes and procedures similar to other EU customs authorities. Goods shipped to Denmark must be accompanied by an invoice for customs or other supporting documents. Danish customs assesses duty and taxes on the CIF value (Cost of the goods being imported plus the cost for transportation and insurance). Denmark uses the Harmonized System HS codes to assess the rate of duty.

Value added tax (VAT) in Denmark is applied for shipments from Canada. The VAT in Denmark is 25% .

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Online Orders to Denmark:  Duty Free but with VAT

While orders online orders shipped to Denmark (and all Europe Union countries)  valued under €150 (around CA$220)  can be imported duty free, VAT will be assessed.   This includes items sold on eBay, Shopify, bigcommerce, and other e-commerce platforms.   

jet-VAT-vector imageRead our blog on payment of VAT for online orders shipped to Europe. 


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VAT Rules for Imports to Denmark and  the European Union

All goods imported to the EU are subject to VAT.  E-commerce shipments valued under EUR 150 can be imported via  One-Stop Shop (IOSS) processes that allow sellers and online marketplaces to charge VAT at the point of sale and remit it directly to the authorities. 

READ-MORE-VAT-to-EUIOSS and pre-payment of VAT to Ireland and EU countries

For details on IOSS and the otherEU’s VAT rules, visit: Publications Office of the European Union.


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Duty Free Clearance Canadian goods to Denmark under CETA

Regarding duty free eligibility under CETA: Country origin rules are associated with factors used to determine if the product is eligible for preferential duty free treatment under CETA.

The good news for Canadian shippers is that CETA rules to Denmark don’t require a formal certificate in order to obtain tariff benefits. A declaration on the invoice or any other commercial document accompanying the shipment is enough.

The CETA country of origin declaration has a specific wording, which is fairly straight forward (check with up to date regulations before shipping).


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CETA Country of Origin Declaration

As mentioned above, there is no Certificate of Origin / COO required for goods shipped from Canada under CETA. An origin declaration can be shown on the commercial invoice . If shown on a separate document, the invoice number and other shipping information should be referenced.

When an invoice lists separate items, the declaration of origin must clearly identify the goods in in which preferential duty treatment is requested. Canada customs/ CBSA recommends that the origin declaration states “Canada/EU” as per footnote 3 of the declaration (see below). It is best to check with the local EU customs importing country to understand their preferences are met.

Required CETA country of origin declaration must include the following:

The CETA origin declaration to Denmark from Canada wording must include the following wording. Footnotes are provided for explanation (but do not meant to be included in the required wording). The origin declaration, the text of which is given below, must be completed in accordance with the footnotes (see below).

(Period: from ___________ to ___________(1))

The exporter of the products covered by this document (customs authorisation No ___________ (2)) declares that, except where otherwise clearly indicated, these products are of ___________ (3) preferential origin.

___________ (4) (Place and date)

___________ (5) (Signature and printed name of the exporter)

Country of origin declaration to Denmark Footnotes

These notes are used to explain the fields required above. They do not have to be included in the actual origin statement.

  1. When the origin declaration is completed for multiple shipments of identical originating products within the meaning of Article 19.5, indicate the period of time for which the origin declaration will apply. The period of time must not exceed 12 months. All importations of the product must occur within the period indicated. Where a period of time is not applicable, the field can be left blank.
  2. For EU exporters: When the origin declaration is completed by an approved or registered exporter the exporter's customs authorization or registration number must be included. A customs authorization number is required only if the exporter is an approved exporter. When the origin declaration is not completed by an approved or registered exporter, the words in brackets must be omitted or the space left blank. For Canadian exporters: The exporter's Business Number assigned by the Government of Canada must be included. Where the exporter has not been assigned a business number, the field may be left blank.
  3. "Canada/EU" means products qualifying as originating under the rules of origin of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. When the origin declaration relates, in whole or in part, to products originating in Ceuta and Melilla, the exporter must clearly indicate the symbol "CM".
  4. These indications may be omitted if the information is contained on the document itself.
  5. Article 19.3 provides an exception to the requirement of the exporter's signature. Where the exporter is not required to sign, the exemption of signature also implies the exemption of the name

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Danish origin goods shipped FROM Denmark TO Canada

Canadian and Danish companies can more easily take advantage of duty free clearance via CETA.

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Common Canadian Import Fees for Shipments from  Denmark

Common import fees for consignments shipped via air to Canada can include duty, taxes and carrier disbursement fees.

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jet-logo-vector-postCarrier Options for Shipping Canada from Denmark

The common carrier options for shipping Canada from Denmark include parcel post (preferred option for individuals shipping small parcels and personal items), DHL, FedEx and UPS.

FedEx and UPS Shipping Services to Canada from Denmark Include:

  • International Priority Air Express to Canada
  • International economy air shipping from Denmark

Proof of origin requirements under Canada's free trade agreements

The value for duty amount for all of Canada's free trade agreements (including CETA) for which the proof of origin / certificate of origin is waived was changed to $3,300 CAD in July 2020. This change was made to harmonize the regulations with the new NAFTA/ CUSMA.

For imports not exceeding $3,300 to Canada, the requirement for proof of origin is waived. The requirement on the importer to maintain records (for example, commercial invoice and B3) applies even if the CBSA does not require a certification of origin or if a requirement for a certification of origin has been waived.


CBSA Online Portal for Canadian Importers 

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) online portal streamlines the process of importing commercial goods to Canada.

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Shipping Canadian Shopify Orders to Denmark and the EU

Jet Worldwide is developing international shipping solutions for Shopify, Canada's leading e-commerce platform. Building on Jet Worldwide’s decades of Canadian cross-border parcel shipping experience, our team is currently developing Shopify-integrated solutions for shipping to Denmark and the entire European Union, allowing businesses to “self-fulfill” their orders.

For updates on the latest international shipping solutions for Canadian online orders, connect with Jet Worldwide’s e-commerce team.

See section above on collection of VAT for orders shipped to Denmark and other European countries.

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Shipping from Denmark to the USA

Companies and online sellers can benefit from shipping their orders direct to the USA - and via Canada.  Canada and USA form an integrated North American logistics networks based on proximity, free trade, social and economic connections. Read more about section 321 processes and contact our team for assistance in direct shipping and logistics support to the USA.

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Get a Shipping quote between Denmark and Canada

Jet Worldwide makes it easy for companies seeking for spot quotes for economy air shipping between Canada and Denmark

The information required for a quote includes:

  • Your company name and contact details
  • Ship from Address
  • Ship To Address
  • Weight and dimensions of each piece
  • Item(s) being sent
  • Value

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If you are seeking pricing for regular shipping volumes, helpful details include actual and projected volume of shipments, item(s) commonly shipped, common shipment weight and dimensions, origin of shipments  and and common destinations.


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