The responsible person for the customs clearance service has to provide the German company details to the client. This is done in order to forward details to the carrier/customs broker using the EORI number and VAT number of the reponsible person (the German company) to clear customs.
Non-European companies which have their own EORI number and a valid German VAT number are still not allowed to conduct customs clearance processes for goods in Germany on their own. In order to clear customs such companies must have a representative – a so-called “responsible person” which is a German company.
Types of responsible person:
- Direct RP: The goods arrive to the responsible person’s address following the DDP incoterm (The client pays all fees and the company sends the report).
- Indirect RP: The goods can be delivered to Amazon directly.
We provide the Direct RP service only and take responsibility only for the goods that are specified in the Invoice for customs clearance.