Growth in trade between Czechia and Canadian is expected to experience growth tanks to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU. CETA's lower tariffs and trade friendly regulations expands the opportunity to Canadian companies shipping the Czech Republic.

Canadian exports to the Czech Republic total over  CAD 180 million per year.  The leading exports from Canada to the Czech Republic include aircraft and aerospace parts, machinery, electronics and related equipment.   Czech Republic exports to Canada total CAD 600 million per year and includes turbines, heavy construction equipment, electric tools,  electronics and train rails.


In this blog, we review:

  • Canadian carrier delivery options for shipping the Czech Republic
  • Customs clearance in Czech for goods shipped from Canada
  • CETA EU duty free clearance shipping Czech from Canada

Canada Post International Parcel Shipping Alternative Czech: COVID 19 UPDATE

Canada Post disruptions for international parcel delivery are resulting in many inquiries for parcel shipping to Czech Republic

Jet Worldwide provides low cost parcel shipping from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and across Canada for delivery to Prague, Ostrava, Kladno and all Czech Republic.


Canadian Parcel Shipping Options to Czechia

Shipping Czech from Canada



Shipping  Czechia from Canada Post parcel options

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

Canada Post Delivery Services to Czechia  Include:

Shipping  Czech from Canada Post small parcels 

  • Canada Post Small Packet International Surface to Czechia : Around $35 CAD
  • Canada Post Small Packet International Air to Czechia 

Shipping parcels from Canada to the Czech Republic 

  • Canada Post International Parcel to Czech : Surface Uncertain delivery time
  • Canada Post Xpresspost International to Czech: Delivery within 1 week
  • Get shipping quote Czech from Canada


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Shipping packages to the Czech Republic via FedEx, UPS Canada

FedEx and UPS are the largest carriers in North America and, along with DHL, offer dependable international express services from Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa and all of Canada to Prague and across the Czech Republic. TNT Czech is a subsidiary of FedEx.

Fedex and UPS Canada shipping options to The Czech Republic include:

Ship Canada to Prague and the Czech Republic  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 Czechia  for larger parcels.

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


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Delivery to Czechia via Purolator Courier

Purolator Courier, a subsidiary of Canada Post, offers international parcel shipping to the Czech Republic and all the EU  from Canada  via partners, such as UPS.



Parcel Customs Clearance for Goods sent from Canada and CETA

The Custom Administration of the Czech Republic (Czech CA)  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 the Czech Republic  is applied for shipments from Canada. The VAT is  21%. Some goods, such as are charged a lesser rate.   


Duty Free Clearance of low value Canadian parcels to the Czech Republic

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

VAT charges to Czech update:  Effective in 2021 parcels valued below 22 euros  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 the Czech Republic 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 to the Czech Republic  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 the Czech Republic 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)
Footnotes for duty free Canada Origin CETA shipping to Czech
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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Written by Timothy Byrnes