Customs duty is the tax you have to pay when bringing goods and possessions from one country into another.
Different countries have different agreements. Within the EU, for example, you don't have to pay customs duty when you transport items between two countries.
Customs clearance in Greenland
In Greenland, however, customs duty is payable on everything.
If you need to send goods to Greenland by sea freight, it will go from the Port of Greenland in Aalborg, Denmark, and Royal Arctic Line (RAL) exclusively handles the freight. They can also assist with customs clearance.
However, if you send goods by airmail, Tele-Post will take care of customs clearance and will not charge you for this service.
There are however some exceptions, notably when entering Greenland, where you can shop tax-free in Kastrup, Reykjavik, Kangerlussuaq and Narsarsuaq.
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