Tax: up to 20%

Duties: up to 15%

Restricted items: Wireless Goods, Second-hand Goods.

Non-working days: Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays 

Lead times: 5 weeks

Best Carrier option: Freight Forwarder or Courier

Prominent Languages: Serbian

The Complexities of Importing into Serbia

Serbia has a rich history of famous scientists and inventors. However, the communist revolution brought a crackdown on free thought, and in turn, Serbian innovation suffered. Yet while free thought was restricted, the communist-era government invested heavily in developing Technology, pushing Technological development for the purpose of national security. This attracted the best and brightest of the region, unintentionally giving the country a leg-up for the Technological revolution to come. The nation has maintained this standing as a Tech hot spot showing steady growth. Though it may not be able to keep up with world powers like the USA or UK, the Tech sector is the most significant contributor to the Serbian economy, making it stand out among its neighbors. Despite the importance of substantial international investment, there are several hurdles prospective importers need to overcome. For example, wireless goods are restricted and require additional permits. This is not an uncommon restriction in the region; however, Serbian customs has struggled to keep up with the volume of permit requests, and acquiring the necessary documentation can take upwards of four weeks.

How TecEx Can Help You Import into Serbia

TecEx handles all customs and compliance needs on your behalf. This includes applying for permits for wireless goods and following up regularly with customs to ensure your shipment can proceed as soon as possible. Using our IOR service, you can import your goods into Serbia even when you do not have a local physical entity, risk-free. This is because we import the goods using our local registration, taking on all risk and responsibility on your behalf. Enjoy superior DDP shipping with our fully customizable solution tailored to your specific needs.

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