As indicated on the official website, the European Union is:
"The European Union is a unique economic and political association composed of 28 countries that collectively make up most of the continent".
European Union countries share common standards regarding agriculture, transport , fishing, industry, etc.
This means that:
- No customs duties are paid on goods moving between EU countries.
- All apply a common customs tariff for goods imported outside the EU.
- Goods that have been legally imported can travel through the EU without having to go through further customs controls.
The countries of the EU are:
*In 2019, the United Kingdom will leave the EU.
You must take into account that the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla have a different tax system, so shipments to or from these destinations are subject to the payment of customs duties and taxes.
Similarly, Gibraltar and the Isle of Man are also subject to the payment of duties.