Import costs

Import costs include freight, customs and import surcharge.

Import costs from 1 January 2022 onwards

Import surcharge

The amount of import surcharge is four (4) cents per litre.

Freight charges

The freight charges concern such general selection products that use Alko's import service. Countries or areas that are not mentioned in the table are priced separately.

For the countries marked with *, the freight charges for the products of one-off purchases are revised case by case. The charge of 2.00 euro per litre, given in the above table, is an estimate freight that our price calculator uses.

In the case of DAP deliveries, the delivery clauses are DAP Alko warehouse Vantaa for truck deliveries and DAP Vuosaari harbour for container deliveries. Incoterms 2020 apply to all deliveries. The dispatch must take place from a tax-free warehouse. If the product has been offered for delivery from a country for which there is no standard import cost specified by Alko, Alko reserves the right to check the import costs of the product for actual costs before making a purchase decision. The supplier has committed to keep the retail price of the product in line with what is offered, but if the actual cost of importing exceeds the cost used in the calculation, the offeror is also entitled to withdraw the tender on this basis.

These are the charges (euro per litre) that we apply in our pricing as of 27 September 2022:

Collection of goods from Smaller specialties General selection, seasonal products, larger specialties
the Netherlands 0.90 0.28
Belgium 0.90 0.28
Bulgaria 0.90 0.66
Spain 0.90 0.38
Ireland* 0.90 0.66
Great Britain 1.30 0.66
Italy 0.90 0.38
Austria 0.90 0.28
Greece 0.90 0.66
Croatia 0.90 0.66
Latvia 0.90 0.38
Lithuania 0.90 0.38
Norway* 1.30 0.38
Portugal 0.90 0.66
Poland 0.90 0.38
France 0.90 0.38
Romania* 0.90 0.66
Sweden 0.90 0.14
Germany 0.90 0.28
Slovakia* 0.90 0.28
Slovenia* 0.90 0.28
Switzerland 1.30 0.66
Denmark 0.90 0.14
Czech Republic 0.90 0.28
Hungary 0.90 0.38
Estonia 0.90 0.14

Collection from the port of shipment Smaller specialties General selection, seasonal products, larger specialties
Argentina: Buenos Aires* 2.00 0.69
Australia: Adelaide* 2.00 0.42
Australia: Other ports* 2.00 0.59
Chile: Valparaiso* 2.00 0.90
South Africa: Cape Town* 2.00 0.82
Japan: Tokyo* 2.00 0.90
New Zealand: Auckland, Lyttelton* 2.00 1.00
USA: Seattle*  2.00 1.00
USA: Oakland* 2.00 1.00
North America: other ports* 2.00 1.15
South America: other ports* 2.00 1.15
Other countries: Far East* 2.00 1.05
Other countries: Eastern Europe* 2.00 0.96



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