Post Brexit rules and regulations for importing household goods and personal effects into Malta from the UK.
Personal property belonging to individuals moving from the UK their to Malta is admitted free from Import Duties according to Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1186/09 providing that:
- The household goods or personal items have been used for a minimum period of six (6) months before date of shipping from the UK.
- Are intended for the same purpose at his/her normal place of residence.
- Cannot be lent, hired out, given as security or sold before a year from their entry into free circulation in the E.U.
- Have to be imported in full or part consignments either six (6) months before the person establishes his place of residence in the E.U. or until a year after his/her date of establishment in Malta.
- No relief shall be granted for food, alcoholic, tobacco products and restricted goods (list further on this notice).
- Household goods are classed as personal belongings including clothing, furniture, tools, bicycles and general household goods normally found around your home.
The relief may be granted only to persons:
- Whose place of residence has been outside the E.U. for a continuous period of twelve (12) months. Proof of this, from a competent authority abroad is to be submitted.
- Who undertake to establish his/her place of residence in E.U. within a period of six (6) months after the importation of their.
Our agents in Malta are familiar with the current post Brexit regulations and will complete the necessary customs formalities on your behalf. It is however your responsibility to ensure you are aware and understand these regulations and further information can be found on the Maltese Government website here: Transfer of Residence to Malta Rules and Regulations.