Germany is Europe's largest economy and, with the implementation of the Canada European free trade agreement (CETA). Canadian companies rely on low cost shipping options to Germany to reach their German customers and suppliers.

Jet Worldwide Canada provides low cost parcel shipping from Canada to Germany.


International Shipping Germany from Canada

Canadian Carrier Options for Delivery to Germany



Shipping to Germany via Canada Post

Packet, Surface and Xpresspost Options to Germany.

The lowest cost shipping option for individuals shipping small packets from Canada to Germany is via Canada Post.

Shipments sent via Canada Post are cleared and delivered by Deutsche Post. Parcels must be accompanied by a postal customs declaration (CN22 or CN23).

Canada Post International Shipping to Germany Options

Shipping Canada Post packet small parcel to Germany

  • Canada Post Small Packet Delivery to Germany: Surface
  • Canada Post Small Packet Delivery to Germany: Air
  • Canada Post Tracked Packet : delivery to Germany in 2 weeks

Canada post parcel shipping options to Germany

  • Canada Post International Parcel to Germany: Surface
  • Canada Post Xpresspost to Germany: Delivery within 1 week
  • Get a comparison quote for shipping to Germany from Canada

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Express Parcel Delivery to Germany via UPS Canada and FedEx Canada:

FedEx and UPS are North America's largest carriers and, along with German owned DHL, offer reliable express shipping from Canada to Germany.

FedEx and UPS shipping Canada to Germany options include:


Jet Worldwide offers low cost shipping to Germany for businesses.

Jet Worldwide has a variety of options including storage and distribution throughout the European Union and direct parcel shipping from Canada to Germany via our partner carriers.




Canadian Shipping to Germany via Purolator Courier

Purolator Courier is a leading domestic carrier in Canada. Purolator provides international parcel delivery to Germany via partner carriers, such as UPS

Import to Germany for items sent from Canada

Below is some general information that can be helpful to ensure your parcel transits through customs without delay or unexpected costs.

When sending parcels to Germany, it is important to know that German customs is very strict with regard to necessary paperwork. Confirm with the importer that the necessary paperwork is included prior to shipping from Canada.




When preparing the customs invoice, it is useful to include a note that the value includes cost, insurance and freight (C.I.F.). German customs bases duty and taxes on the C.I.F. and, if not otherwise noted, can assume that the declared value for customs excludes C.I.F. (and thus assessing higher duty and taxes). For shipments valued at less than 22 Euros (around $30 CD), no duty or VAT is assessed.

  • A commercial shipment over 22 Euros but less than 150 Euros: VAT is collected
  • A commercial shipment over 150 Euros: duty and VAT are collected.

Note: Qualifying shipments sent as gifts can be sent duty free if valued under 45 Euros

NOTE: We recommend getting approval of the receiver - who will be the actual importer - to ensure the necessary paperwork is included. This will ensure the fastest transit time and reduce customs delays.

Taxes and Duties for Parcels imported to Germany from Canada

The Value Added Tax / VAT is 19% in Germany. It is calculated on the CIF value (explained above) plus duty. Duty charges can be particularly high for textiles, automotive parts and consumer electronics (such as i-phones!). Some items, such a books, enjoy a lower VAT rate (7%).

Many Canadian goods can be imported to Germany duty free under the Canada European free trade agreement (CETA) duty free (see below).     To qualify for duty free entry, goods sent from Canada to Germany must be accompanied by a certificate of origin and other supporting paperwork.


Shipping Personal Effects from Canada to Germany

Jet Worldwide can transport your boxed personal goods for clearance and delivery to Germany. For movement of personal goods that involves thousands of pounds and ocean service, we recommend contacting a company specializing in moving households to Germany.

Duty & tax relief not automatic for personal effects and not for everything. Clearance delays to be expected until all necessary documentation provided by consignee. When sending personal effects to Germany from Canada, it is important to take note of the requirements.

The duty free clearance of personal effects to Germany from Canada include:

  • Copies of passport & flight-ticket (plus for expatriates registration confirmation of hometown or city of return),
  • a list of contents with indication what is old and what is new, i.e. what was purchased abroad.
  • Invoices for all abroad purchasing which is dutiable and taxable if newer than 12 months in any case.





Sending Shopify parcels from Canada to Germany

Germany is Europes largest economy and a major shipping destination for Canadian e-commerce merchants using on-line shopping platforms including Shopify, Big Commerce, Wix and other sites. Canada Post offers discounts via many e-commerce shipping platforms and is the lowest cost choice for small parcels.

Canada Post Small Packet Service offers a low cost to Germany for shipments under 4 pounds / 2 kilograms.

Duty free shipping from Canada to Germany via CETA

More shippers from Canada are benefiting from the Canadian - European free trade agreement (CETA). Qualifying goods with a CETA certification on the invoice (a separate certificate of origin is not needed) can be imported to Germany duty free.


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Importing shipments from Germany to Montreal, Toronto GTA, Vancouver and all of Canada.

Jet can arrange for a pickup and delivery of your parcels shipped from Germany to Canada.

Sending to a Trade Show in Germany?

We get many inquiries regarding the process for sending items for a trade show. Usually, trade show organizers partner with a local brokerage to manage the clearance of your trade show items.

  • The goods destined for a trade show must be cleared by a German customs broker (an EU registered company with own EORI number).
  • Often, Delivery Duty Paid (DDP) terms are not available.
  • Jet can arrange for the transport of your trade show items to Germany and then transfer the paperwork to the assigned German Customs broker.
  • The consignee in Germany must be a registered Germany company.

Contact our team for a copy of Jet's tariff for air transport to Germany (within 4 days from anywhere in Canada to everywhere in Germany).

Jet Provides cost effective parcel shipping and delivery from Montreal, Toronto GTA and all Canada for packet shipping and parcel delivery to Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and all Germany.

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Written by Tim Byrnes