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Hungary Importer of Record and IT Shipping

Hungary Importer of Records will need to navigate the higher than normal VAT rate and EORI process on your behalf.

Hungary Importer of Record at a Glance: 

Importer of Record

  • An EORI number is required to ship into Hungary
  • Hungary has a higher VAT rate than most EU nations at 27%

IT Shipping & Logistics

  • The shipping process is simple and takes roughly a week to deliver door to data center

Importer of Record and Pre-Shipment Documentation 

Digitalization has been slow to impact Hungary, but the 2020 pandemic accelerated digitization and cloud development in the country. For our clients looking to take advantage of this acceleration, Hungary is a simple market for importing IT hardware, particularly for clients who frequently ship hardware throughout Europe already.


If you’re looking to act as your own IOR into Europe, you will need an EORI number. Your EORI number allows customs to track your shipment throughout Europe and is an extension of your VAT number.


Hungary’s VAT rate is 27 percent, which is higher than many other countries in Europe. Because of the higher than average VAT rate, VAT reclamation can be an attractive option for companies that act as their own Importer of Record and who are VAT eligible.

Registering for your own VAT ID in Hungary will enable you to submit VAT reclamations on eligible imports. Please read our VAT reclamation article here for more information.

IT Shipping & Logistics

The shipping and logistics process is relatively quick. Air freight takes two to three days, customs clearance takes about a day, and last-mile delivery within the Budapest metro area takes two to three more working days. If you have a knowledgeable supply-chain provider you should be able to complete your shipment, end-to-end, within roughly a week.

FGX manages all of our client’s shipments door-to-door (or door-to-datacenter). This case study showcases how we navigated IT logistics and importation into Hungary at the time that it was written. Regulations and challenges are constantly changing and exact shipping requirements may have changed. To learn more about FGX and how our global shipping platform can help your company, reach out here.