Import of knives to Denmark.

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  1. Jun 12, 2019 #1

    Thorndahl88

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    Hej guys.
    How do u ship to Denmark.
    I have Been in contact with gls and postnord. And they both say they dont take knives in over 120 mm.
    But how do u guys get ur knives then

    I normely buy directly from jns, so i havnet had this problem here before.
    Please help.
     
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    Might not want to take a gamble with postnord anyway, at least nowadays up here in Sweden :confused:
     
  3. Jun 12, 2019 #3

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    Got told to label it as a kitchentool by a friend
    But theres no insurence if they catch it
     
  4. Jun 12, 2019 #4

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    Danish customs misinterpret the law. You are allowed to import kitchen knives of any length, but customs systematically consider them weapons and refuse them.
    Ime only Koki from Japanese Chef Knives have been able to work around the problem, so maybe contact him..
     
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    One knife I sold there, and send it as kitchentool/kitchenequipment went trought customs fine. But must be good luck.
     
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    As long as you buy from another EU country there shouldn’t be any problems. I’ve bought knives from France, UK, and Sweden. Koki from JCK moves in mysterious ways, and I have knives from him too. The US, though, seems impossible. (I do have a Kochi, but only because a friend brought it home personally.)
     
  7. Jun 12, 2019 #7

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    As long as the invoices and paperwork are correctly labeled it’s fine. I’ve shipped many KITCHEN knives to Denmark using DHL.

    Denmark is very strict on outdoor and pocket knives. Also be aware they will gouge you with around 30% taxes.
     
  8. Jun 12, 2019 #8

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    I got my kippington through customs with no problems. Just pay wat. ;)
     
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    Thats great to hear. Thanks for sharing. Guess they have changed their procedure.
     
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    i've found it depends on where its from... shipments from japan seem to go through, but shipments from the US seem to not work. I've tried USPS, FedEx, UPS, and DHL. All packages with knives were returned (having tried multiple times with each carrier).
     
  11. Jun 13, 2019 #11

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    Did the packages ever leave the US and reach Denmark only to be sent back? Or did US customs send it back?

    I have had issues with people sending knives from US to Japan with carriers like UPS flat out not accepting the package from the start.
     
  12. Jun 13, 2019 #12

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    Exactly what i Got told
    I guess i have no choice to just buy within the EU

    I hope Maxim get a toyama suji soon then



    Thanks to you all for the inputs
     
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    sent back from denmark 90% of the time... sometimes DHL will stop the packages before they leave the US (we have a local office here that is super strict), but more often than not, its Denmark customs sending them back.
     
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    They are really really strict in Denmark. And for no Real Reason, we are friends of everyone, no Real dangers in Those packeges.

    But the times i get directly from Japan or so its fine.
     
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    Are your incoterms and HS codes correct on your shipping invoices (separate from the waybill)?

    I find that it comes down to taxes more often with Danish customs. If shipping to business there each business has their own tax number/ID that also must be on the invoice. Or maybe the Danes just don’t like the US or who’s in charge there lol
     
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    we've tried both with and without, as well as many other things
     
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    Xerxes will ship to other EU countries. Just not to USA. Lucky for you......
     
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    This comes up from time to time. I am from Denmark. Have imported a knife from japan, paid toll, no problem, postnord. A knife from China same thing. And 6 knives from within EU, mostly DHL no issues. All kitchen knives. Can't comment on importing things from USA, but i'm always surprised by Jon's stories and how bad it is from USA.
     
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    I´ve spoken with the danish customs office - they simply don´t like that we have better knives than them... :D

    Still it´s a bit of a mystery:
    I´ve had luck with import from Japan (jck via. dhl express, labelled as kitchen equipment if i remember correctly) and Usa (this was quite a while back).
    There seem to be a difference when ordering from within EU.

    A workaround could be to order to Sweden/Germany and then bring it to Denmark afterwards (worth a try..).
     
  20. Jun 13, 2019 #20

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    It could work yea. Abit of s hazzle to ship it there first. But it might work
     

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