Bulgaria Humanitarian Customs Regulations

This document was submitted in response to a questionnaire distributed by Global Hand regarding humanitarian customs information. It provides regulations for importing humanitarian aid into Bulgaria.

Required Documents

  • bill of lading/airway bill
  • commercial invoice
  • packing list
  • fumigation certificate
  • deed of donation
  • certificate of origin.

Prohibited Goods

According to Bulgarian legislation, excise goods (such as alcohol and alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, perfumes, coffee, tea, some motor vehicles and the like, except ambulances and vehicles for disabled people) are not permitted entry into the Republic of Bulgaria as humanitarian aid.

Tax Exemption

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PreShipment Application

The requirement for pre-shipment application depends on the organisation.

Monetary Valuation

Customs sometimes require monetary valuation for the shipment on an item by item basis, and sometimes for the consignment as a whole. No currency preference is specified.


Restrictions on some second hand goods and limitations re expiry dates are enforced. Contact the National Customs Agency in Bulgaria for information on specific items.

Other Info

Contact the National Customs Agency in Bulgaria for specific queries on any of the above. Further information may also be obtained by contacting the Agency for Foreign Assistance in the Republic of Bulgaria.


National Customs Agency, Republic of Bulgaria Date published: 17/01/2002


Regions / countries / territories

Europe: Bulgaria