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MOVING TO FRANCE
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Restrictions

PROHIBITED ITEMS

In France, the following articles are prohibited for importation under any circumstances:

  • Paints, polishes, and cleaning solvents
  • Drugs and narcotics
  • Live plants
  • Ivory, all animal skins
  • Pornographic material
  • Explosives & matches
  • Counterfeit goods

RESTRICTED/DUTIABLE ITEMS

Some articles require special authorization or the payments of duties and taxes to clear French customs. These items include, but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol (must be inventoried separately with brand name, type, amount, number of bottles, and value - Import License or Liquor License may be required)
  • Tobacco products (subject to duty or tax)
  • Medications (may be limited to "personal use amounts", may require proof of prescription)
  • New items less than six months old (subject to tax if arriving from EEC countries or tax and duties if coming from other countries, and must be documented with sales invoices)
  • Works of art, oil paintings, sculptures, antiques, etc. (should have Certificate of Authenticity)
  • Video tapes, fax machines, telex machines and books (will be held temporarily by customs until necessary authorization is obtained for each item)
  • Coats, fur and leather shoes made of protected animals (will need special authorization)
  • Meat and dairy products (France has complex requirements, restrictions and limits that apply to importing food as well as meat and dairy products)
  • Plant products (may require permits or inspection at port of entry by Plant Health Inspection Service)
  • Guns, weapons and ammunition: highly regulated, and require various registrations and certificates and have the authorization from the French Defense Ministry (provide make, caliber, serial number and purpose)
    • Some weapons are strictly prohibited (firearms which have no legitimate sporting or recreational use are not permitted entry into France)
    • Do not ship with household goods
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Moving Tips

1. Don't pack away your keys
2. Don't pack away your plane tickets
3. Label any box you need immediately "Open First" 
4.  Notify the utility companies about when to connect and disconnect power, cable, telephone etc.
5.  Notify the post office to route your mail to your new location
6.  Send change of address cards to friends and family 
7. Keep out some pet food handy for your pets 
8. Don't forget about your garden furniture or items in the yard 
9. Take a last look around when the movers have completed loading the truck at the pickup site
10.  Familiariaze yourself with local hospitals, urgent care facilities and pizza delivery restaurants!

 

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