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Private individuals

Whether you are travelling, ordering goods online, returning to Germany after an au-pair assignment, or planning to employ a household assistant - we have compiled all relevant legal information for you under this heading.



In these section basic information is provided on the customs provisions governing the movement of goods, services and capital, on the civil aviation tax, and on the relevant labour and social legislation.


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International cooperation

Within the scope of Europe-wide mutual administrative and judicial assistance the Customs administration can also detect and investigate cases of cross-border illegal employment and undeclared work.

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Minimum conditions of employment

Adequate and equal minimum conditions apply for all workers, whether they are employed domestically or posted across borders. These minimum conditions are laid down in the Posted Workers Act (Arbeitnehmer-Entsendegesetz - AEntG).

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