EU Transport

Purchase and transport from another EU country

How to order products from e-shop in another EU state (distance purchasing)

  1. Place an order in the e-shop
  2. Check the weight of the ordered goods in the shopping cart
  3. Select the shop where the goods will be hand over to you or courier
  4. Select the transport company (courier) delivering the goods.
  5. Send the e-shop e-mail the information required for the delivery of the goods:
    • Which transport company (courier) is used  
    • When (date) the courier will pick up the goods from store

Imports of excise goods (alcohol, tobacco products)

According to Article 32 (1) of the EU Excise Directive (2008/118 / EC), excise duty is levied on “excise goods acquired by a private individual for their own use, and transported from one Member State to another by them, shall be charged only in the Member State in which the excise goods are acquired.” Pursuant to subsection 72 (1) of the Excise Duty Act (182/2010), excise duty is not levied on products released for consumption in another Member State which an individual acquires for their own use and brings home. Cigarettes, cigars, rolling tobacco and pipe tobacco, nicotine liquid and herbal smoking products can be imported in limited quantities. You can import alcohol and tobacco products duty-free for your personal consumption, i.e. for yourself, your family or as a gift.

Ordering from the e-shop

Shopping online from abroad is simple and hassle-free. Alcoholic beverages and tobacco ordered from EU states do not have to be cleared through customs, yet excise duty is payable on these products. Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products can be imported tax-free only if you have purchased them for your own use and transported them to the country of location yourself. If you order alcoholic beverages from another EU country and do not transport the products to the host country, but arrange the transport of the products yourself, this is called “distance purchasing” and you are required to pay the excise duties (alcohol excise duty and packaging excise duty) in force in the country of your residence.
If the seller of the goods (e-shop) organises the carriage of the products to your country of location and pays the required excise duties on your behalf, this is then called “distance selling”.
When buying alcohol and tobacco, the different age restrictions in force in the EU states also need to be observed.
SuperAlko Germany e-shop offers customers only the option of distance purchasing, we do not offer distance selling. Customers who order goods in another EU country must either pick up the goods themselves or order a courier service, who will deliver the goods directly to them.

Additional information:


Telephone: +49 15159972162