Canadian exports to Austria are being facilitated by the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU. CETA's lower tariffs are leading to greater demand for low cost shipping to Austria from Canada


In this Canada to Austria shipping blog, we review:

  • Austrian Customs clearance
  • Shipping CETA duty free import for Canada origin goods
  • Common carrier options shipping  Austria from Canada
Disclaimer:   The information in this blog is for general information only.   Producers, shippers, exporters, importers should confirm their processes with their customs brokers, carriers and regulating authorities.

Jet Worldwide provides low cost shipping Austria from Canada.

Parcel Customs Clearance for Goods sent from Canada and CETA

Austria customs assessed duty and taxes on the CIF value (Cost of the goods being imported plus the cost for transportation and insurance). Austria uses the Harmonized System HS codes to assess the rate of duty.

Value added tax (VAT) in Austria is applied for shipments from Canada. The VAT in Austria ( also known as Mehrwertsteuer/ MwSt) is 20%. Some goods, such as are charged a lesser rate (19%, 12% and 10%).

Duty Free Clearance of low value Canadian parcels to Austria

Most packages imported to Austria fromCanada with a value under €22 can be imported duty fee.

Note of VAT charges to Austria:   Effective in 2021 parcels valued below 22 euros imported to Austria  from Canada  (and all non EU countries) will be assessed  value added tax.  For parcels valued over 150 euros, the current procedure of assessing duty and tax will remain unchanged.


Duty Free Clearance Canadian goods to Austria 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 shippers is that CETA rules 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).
Required CETA country of origin declaration can include the following:
The CETA origin declaration to ________ 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)
CETA Statement of Origin Footnotes (to notations above):
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


Canadian Parcel Shipping Options to Austria


Shipping packages to Austria via Canada Post


Canada Post offers low cost delivery for shipping Austria from Canada.  For small packages to Austria, Canada Post Small Packet is a good option.    Packages sent via Canada Post are imported to Austria and delivered by the Austria Post (the state owned provider of postal services in Austria).

Canada Post International Small Packet Surface Service to Austria offers the lowest cost for shipping packages under 2 kg .

Canada Post Delivery Services to Austria Include:

For Canadian shipments to Austria parcel Post "packets"

  • Canada Post Small Packet International Surface to Austria: Uncertain delivery time
  • Canada Post Small Packet International Air to Austria
  • Canada Post Tracked Packet to Austria: delivery in within 2 weeks

Shipping packages Austria from Canada parcel post

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Shipping packages to Austria via FedEx Canada 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 Athens and across Austria. TNT Austria is a subsidiary of FedEx.

Fedex and UPS Canada shipping options to Austria include:

  • International Priority from Canada for delivery to Vienna Austria in as fast as 2 days
  • International Economy from Canada for delivery to Austria in as fast as 4 days
  • Get a quote for shipping to Austria


Shipping Canada to Austria via Jet Worldwide

Jet Worldwide has been providing international delivery from Canada for over 35 years and offers low cost parcel delivery from Canada to Austria for larger parcels.

Jet Canada provides low cost for heavier parcels sent from Canada to Austria. We offer low cost international delivery from Canada and special services such as dedicated pick up, Canada Address receiving and forwarding.

Special Services: Through our global partners around the world, Jet Worldwide is able to provide unique services

Delivery to Austria via Purolator Courier

Purolator Courier, a subsidiary of Canada Post, offers international parcel shipping to Austria from Canada  via partners, such as UPS.



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Disclaimer:   The information in this blog is for general information only.   Producers, shippers, exporters, importers should confirm their processes with their customs brokers, carriers and regulating authorities.

Written by Timothy Byrnes