PAYABLE DUTIES & TAXES FOR ITEMS SHIPPED TO FRANCE
Some territories have a duty free allowance on imports, meaning that goods under a specific value are tax exempt. France is no exception: imports valued over 150 EUR require a duty. There is no duty free allowance for taxes. Some items are also subject to a proportional duty or additional tariff, including alcohol and tobacco.
To learn more about the Duty & Tariff policy in France, please visit the French Government webpage on Duties & Taxes on Foreign Purchases. Import customs are payable upon delivery of the package to France, not when they are sent from your virtual mailing address or your virtual mailing addresses. As a result, duties & tax are not included in the cost of your ShipByMail shipment.
We guarantee the safety of your forward packages to ShipByMail. If your purchased goods arrive to ShipByMail virtual mail addresses in Canada in substandard condition, we will notify you and pause the shipment: this way, you won’t pay duties on products that have to be returned/exchanged with the original provider.
HOW LONG WILL MY SHIPMENT TAKE?
Express Shipping from the ShipByMail warehouse to France will take 4-8 business days.
We work as fast as possible to get your Canadian mailing delivered without delay. Our French clients often obtain their shipments more quickly than the estimated transit times.
FRENCH IMPORT RESTRICTIONS
Certain commodities are banned for import into France. For a list of banned or restricted goods for import, please visit the Prohibited Goods page on the French government website.
As specialists in export/import business from package forwarders, we can ship your goods with ease from your Canadian address (our warehouse). If you have any questions about your shipment address in Canada or about your forwarding package, our Shipping Experts would be happy to assist. We can also provide tips on how you can complete any required shipping and import documentation on your virtual Canadian mailing address.
RECEIVE YOUR ONLINE PURCHASES QUICKLY
Many popular brands don’t provide international shipping services. That’s where ShipByMail comes in! Regardless of their origin, ShipByMail gets your purchases to you swiftly and safely from your virtual mailing address or virtual mailing addresses in Canada to you in France.
By joining ShipByMail, your goods are sent directly to our Canadian warehouse (your Canadian address) before we expedite them to you. Shop from an expansive list of Canadian retailers with your ShipByMail Canada address, regardless of their shipping limitations or restrictions.
ShipByMail enables any French resident or business to purchase their favourite international brands and get those goods shipped their way as quickly as possible. How do we do it?
- Become a ShipByMail member and you’ll be sent your very own ShipByMail Canadian addresses.
- Shop online at any international store, including Canada Goose, The Bay, Lululemon, Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Toys R Us, Roots, Ebay and many, many more.
- At checkout, include your ShipByMail virtual mail address.
- Once your order is received by ShipByMail, as your package forwarder we’ll send you a notification, assist you with customs documentation and expedite the items from your address Canada to France.
Ready to shop? Join ShipByMail to receive your free Canada-based virtual addresses right away!
ShipByMail PRICING: How much does it cost to Import (Forward Package) to France from Canada without Breaking the Bank?
There are five elements that determine the price of international shipping:
- WEIGHT – How heavy is the package?
- SPEED – We will package forward your Canadian mail to you in the quickest, most cost effective manner
- CARRIER – What freight company do you choose? (ShipByMail provides shipping discounts from major national carriers (package forwarders)
- DESTINATION – Your region within France may have an impact on the price.
- MEMBERSHIP -ShipByMail provides free membership where all members receive their Canada address, a discounted shipping rate along with many premium services for their Canadian mail shipment.
Thinking of ordering something? Estimate the price of package forward delivery from your Canadian address to France by using our handy Shipment Calculator.
CITIES AND COUNTIES SERVED WITHIN FRANCE
ShipByMail serves a wide range of cities throughout France. We offer package forwarding to a huge number of areas across the country, including:
- Le Havre
- Le Mans
- Saint-Denis, La Reunion
- And many, many more municipalities
ShipByMail services every town, city and county across the entire France (including some overseas territories). ShipByMail members expect dependable, expedited service, not only within France but within Spain, Luxembourg. Monaco, Andorra, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy and Germany. We serve over 200 countries and territories throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas, meaning that you’re always covered by ShipByMail.
WHERE CAN YOU SHOP AND SEND ITEMS TO YOUR VIRTUAL MAIL ADDRESS AS A ShipByMail MEMBER?
Whether it’s clothing, tech, makeup, household accessories or everything in between, ShipByMail can forward package it your way. We’ve been the package forwarder for many retailers, giving our Members substantial savings on items that would have otherwise cost much more if purchased locally. Popular items imported via ShipByMail include:
- Canada Goose
- The Bay
- Best Buy
- Toys R Us
- And many, many more…
Sign up now to receive your ShipByMail address in Canada instantly and get shopping!
WHEN WILL MY ITEMS ARRIVE FROM MY ADDRESS CANADA TO FRANCE?
ShipByMail works with a number of package forwarders to get you your goods quickly. As part of your Membership, our expedited shipping means that you can receive your Express Deliveries in 4-8 business days.
NOT TOO BIG, NOT TOO SMALL
From tiny to huge, ShipByMail is able to accommodate any of your forward packages needs. From the smallest items such as socks or household décor to larger items such as bikes, electronics, equipment and more, we can get it to you. At ShipByMail, there are no surprises or hidden fees.
IMPORT RESTRICTIONS OF ITEMS FROM YOUR CANADA ADDRESS ENTERING FRANCE
In addition to goods that cannot be shipped outside of Canada from your virtual mail addresses, there are additional items that are prohibited from being imported into France.
A limited list of items banned from import to France include:
- Items containing nickel and lead salt
- Nightclothes without fire retardant
- Certain prescription and illicit drugs
- Hemp materials
- Thermometers (medical)
- Game meats
- Counterfeit materials
- Collectible stamps
- Silicone for cosmetic surgeries
- Atlantic red tuna
- And more…
Please confirm import limitations on the French import/export website at www.douane.gouv.fr to see the current list of import restrictions, as well as detailed information of duties, taxation and VAT. Have more questions? Please contact our Shipping Experts today!
Please note: timelines for shipping and delivery from your Canadian addresses to France are dependent on weather, location and local Customs authorities. Deliveries from addresses in Canada can also be impacted by global natural or political events. For additional details on shipments to France, please see our FAQ. Express Shipping services are offered through major national carriers.