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  • 17 Feb 2017 Pakistan Focus: classification of goods, pesticides and trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Pakistan has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Classification of Goods

    The assignment of commodity codes to the following documents has been reviewed and updated as appropriate in accordance with current official classifications:

    Prohibited Imports
    Prohibited Imports of Used Products
    Permit to Import Arms and Ammunition
    Licence to Import Arms and Ammunition.

    Pesticides

    As the importation of pesticides requires a pre-shipment inspection (PSI) certificate, the document entitled Pre-Shipment Inspection for Pesticides has been newly added to this overview. Please turn to the quoted document and the updated sections on Pesticides and Fertilisers and Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) in this overview for further details.
    Moreover, the following documents have been updated in regard to various procedural details, inter alia the respective processing time, fee, validity, documents to be enclosed and the sample form:

    Import Permit for Pesticides Registered Abroad
    Licence to Deal in Pesticides
    Registration of Pesticides
    Special Import Permit for Pesticides Without a Trade Name.

    In addition, the labelling requirements for pesticides have been augmented in the corresponding chapter on Packaging and Labelling Requirements.

    Other Changes

    For current trade-related News, please turn to the corresponding section below.
  • 17 Feb 2017 Colombia Focus: classification of goods, plants and plant products, homologation procedure for communications equipment as well as trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Colombia has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Classification of Goods

    The classification of goods, i.e. the assignment of tariff codes to the following documents, has been enhanced according to the stipulations of the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA):

    Permit to Import Agricultural and Livestock Products and Raw Materials
    Phytosanitary Import Permit
    Zoosanitary Import Permit.

    Plants and Plant Products

    Information on entry points for the introduction of plants and plant products has been added to the document entitled Phytosanitary Import Permit.
    Importers of the abovementioned goods may be required to apply for phytosanitary requirements at the General Directorate of Plant Health (DGSV). This measure is necessary to find out whether the commodity is prohibited from being imported, e.g. for reasons of quarantine, or subject to an import regulation. Please see the newly added document entitled Application Sheet for Phytosanitary Requirements for more information.
    Further documents of this report, e.g. the Patent for a New Plant Variety, Registration of Importers of Veterinary Products and Genetic Material of Animal Origin as well as the Registration of Dealers of Seeds and Further Agricultural Goods, have been amended with regard to the processing time and/or fee, respectively.

    Homologation Procedure for Communications Equipment

    Importers of communications equipment, e.g. mobile devices, are to obtain a homologation certificate, which proves the compliance of the goods in question with the Colombian standards and norms. This area is regulated by the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications (MINTIC). A new document entitled Type Approval for Communications Equipment has been created to depict this procedure; please refer thereto for particulars.

    Other Changes

    For trade-related news, please refer to the following section.
  • 17 Feb 2017 South Africa
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 17 Feb 2017 Laos
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 17 Feb 2017 Guinea
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 16 Feb 2017 Taiwan Focus: classification of goods, freight documents, quarantine fees, BSE Certificate and news regarding automobile tyres.
    The import documentation for Taiwan has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Classification of Goods

    As of recently, the Taiwanese customs tariff is based on the Harmonized System (HS) version of 2017. Related information may be found in the Note section below. With respect to the changing to the HS 2017 as well as the Taiwanese import regime, the classification of goods (i.e. the assignment of national tariff codes to the respective documents in this report) has been adjusted accordingly.

    Freight Documents

    The following documents, which are required for customs clearance and port surveillance of goods to be imported into Taiwan, have been completely reviewed and revised, e.g. with regard to the submission times and the minimum content to be provided:

    Import Cargo Manifest for Aircraft
    Import Cargo Manifest for Vessels
    Pre-Entry Form for Vessels
    Registration of the Carrier.

    For further clarification, please refer to the listed documents.

    Quarantine Fees

    Specific information on the fees to be paid for the importation of plants and animals and/or products thereof which are subject to quarantine has been incorporated into the following documents:

    Quarantine Import Permit for Live Animals and Animal Products
    Quarantine Import Permit for Plants and Plant Products.

    BSE Certificate

    As the importation of bovine animals and products originating from bovine animals, e.g. animal feedstuffs, into the country is strictly prohibited from countries infected by the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), the document entitled BSE Certificate has been newly created for this report. This certificate may be required to be submitted to the Taiwanese authorities in addition to the applicable veterinary health certificate to prove that the goods to be imported are not BSE-infected. Please turn to the quoted document for further details.

    Other Changes

    For trade-related News regarding the importation of automobile tyres, please turn to the following section.
  • 16 Feb 2017 Chile Amendments as regards prohibited imports, warning signs for foodstuffs and trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Chile. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Prohibited Imports

    As certain meat products are banned from importation into Chile, the chapter on Prohibited Goods in this overview has been equipped with details thereof. Please turn to the mentioned chapter for further particulars.

    Warning Signs for Foodstuffs

    The chapter on Packaging, Marking and Labelling Requirements has been augmented with detailed information on the warning signs required for foodstuffs as regards their content of sodium, sugar, saturated fats and calories. Further details may be found in the quoted section.

    Other Changes

    For current trade-related News, please see the following section.
  • 16 Feb 2017 Albania
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 15 Feb 2017 Zimbabwe Focus: nomenclature changes, Declaration of Dutiable Value, Registration with ASYCUDA and trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Zimbabwe has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Zimbabwe has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Declaration of Dutiable Value

    The document entitled Declaration of Dutiable Value has been newly added to the import documentation for Zimbabwe. Please see the quoted document for further details.

    Registration with ASYCUDA

    The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) uses the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA). As a prior registration with the system is compulsory, the document entitled Registration with ASYCUDA has been incorporated into this import report. For more details, please turn to said document and to the updated section on Customs Procedures and Regulations below.

    Other Changes

    For trade-related News, please see the section below.
  • 15 Feb 2017 Kuwait Amendments as regards labelling requirements for toys and consumer devices, the regional centre responsible for waste issues as well as trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Kuwait.
    Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Labelling Requirements for Toys and Consumer Devices

    Labels of electrical and electronic devices as well as of toys subject to Gulf conformity marking (also referred to as G mark) must contain a quick response (QR) code. The exact scope of goods and details of the contents of said code may be viewed in the section on Packaging, Marking and Labelling Requirements in this overview. The responsible authority is the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO). Authorities involved in the control of the respective products (e.g. customs and market surveillance authorities) are intended to be equipped with appropriate devices for evaluating the authenticity of the QR code in order to prevent misuse and fraud.

    Regional Centre Responsible for Waste Issues

    The paragraph on Waste below has been enhanced with information on the Basel Convention Regional Centre (BCRC) for Training and Technology Transfer for Arab States, which is located in Egypt.

    Other Changes

    The following News chapter contains information on recent developments concerning market access issues.
  • 15 Feb 2017 Senegal
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 15 Feb 2017 Mauritania
    Nomenclature changes
  • 14 Feb 2017 Mozambique Amendments as regards preferential treatment, customs valuation and labelling of tobacco products have been brought to the import documentation for Mozambique. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Preferential Treatment

    The section on Preferential Treatment in this overview has been enhanced with further details of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the Southern African Development Community (SADC) EPA Group and the European Union (EU), which Mozambique is expected to ratify in 2017. Please turn to the quoted chapter for more particulars.

    Customs Valuation

    The chapter entitled Customs Value has been augmented with particulars as regards the Agreement on Implementation of Article VII (Customs Valuation) of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994. Please refer to the mentioned chapter for further information.

    Labelling Requirements for Tobacco Products

    Information on the labelling of tobacco products has been added to the paragraph on Packaging and Labelling Requirements below. Further details may be found in said chapter.
  • 14 Feb 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina Focus: preferential treatment, the Border Inspection Management System (BIMS), as well as plants and plant products.
    The import documentation for Bosnia and Herzegovina has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Preferential Treatment

    As Bosnia and Herzegovina is a contracting party to the Regional Convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin, the chapter on Preferential Treatment in this Overview of Import Procedures has been revised correspondingly. Moreover, the document entitled EU Proofs of Preferential Origin has been furnished with a sample of a Movement Certificate EUR-MED, which is to be submitted as proof of origin if cumulation with the countries participating in the aforesaid Regional Convention is applied or intended.

    Border Inspection Management System (BIMS)

    The Federal Inspection Institute (FUZIP) recently implemented the so-called BIMS, which enables registered users to electronically submit applications for the cross-border controls of goods. The document entitled Registration of a User of the BIMS has been newly created to depict the registration procedure. Furthermore, the following documents concerning the respective cross-border controls have been amended with regard to the BIMS and equipped with a new application form:

    Mandatory Hygiene Inspection
    Mandatory Phytosanitary Inspection
    Mandatory Quality Inspection.

    In addition, the classification of the abovelisted documents, i.e. the scope of goods to which the measures apply, has been revised in accordance with the Unified list of goods subject to inspection control, which was recently issued by the Federal Inspection Institute. Further information on the BIMS may now also be consulted in the chapter on Customs Procedures and Regulations in this overview.

    Plants and Plant Products

    For the importation of certain plants and plant products which are subject to fumigation prior to their importation into Bosnia and Herzegovina, a Certificate of Fumigation may be required to be submitted to the phytosanitary inspectors. The quoted document has been equipped with information on another type of proof of fumigation which is required in the case of lucerne (alfalfa) seeds to be imported.
    Furthermore, information on the national database which may be consulted for a list of varieties which are currently contained in the national list has been provided in the document entitled Registration of Plant Species.
    Details of the measures taken by the competent authority in cases where the conditions do not allow for an appropriate Mandatory Phytosanitary Inspection of goods to be conducted, e.g. in cases where there is no adequate space at the border point of entry to do so accurately, have been provided in the quoted document. Specifics of the monitoring of the health status of designated plant varieties upon the planting at the end user's location have also been incorporated into said document.
  • 14 Feb 2017 Iran
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 13 Feb 2017 Uganda Amendments as regards nomenclature changes, classification of goods and trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Uganda.
    The following changes have been made:

    Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Uganda has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System (HS) in view of the change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Classification of Goods

    The classification of designated commodities pertaining to the following documents, i.e. the scope of goods to which the measures apply, has been adjusted in accordance with the current official list:

    Certificate of Conformity for PVoC
    PVoC Conformity Licence
    PVoC Conformity Registration.

    For further information on the abovementioned documents, please see the chapter on Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) in this overview.

    Other Changes

    For trade-related News, please see the section below.
  • 13 Feb 2017 Bermuda Focus: insects, fish and fish products, waste as well as application forms.
    The import documentation for Bermuda has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Insects

    The document entitled Permit to Import Insects, featuring, inter alia, the required application form, has been newly incorporated into the import documentation of Bermuda. More information may be obtained from said document and in the section Animals and Animal Products in this overview.

    Fish and Fish Products

    The document entitled Permit to Import Fish has been added to the list of documents of this report. Further particulars regarding the procedure may be obtained from the quoted document.

    Waste

    In order to deliver waste into Bermuda, a notification must be submitted to the responsible authority. Therefore, a document entitled Waste Notification has been created, demonstrating procedural requirements. Please turn thereto and to the chapter on Waste for additional information.

    Application Forms

    The following documents have been modified with regard to the application form required to be submitted:

    Permit to Import Birds
    Permit to Import Cattle.
  • 13 Feb 2017 Saudi Arabia
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 13 Feb 2017 India
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 13 Feb 2017 Azerbaijan
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 10 Feb 2017 Sudan Focus: medicinal products and medical devices, Verification of Conformity (VOC) and waste.
    The import documentation for Sudan has been reviewed and amended accordingly. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Medicinal Products and Medical Devices

    The section on Medicinal Products, Medical Devices and Cosmetic Products in this overview and the documents described therein have been blue-pencilled and adjusted to new regulations, where applicable.
    Attention is drawn to the fact that designated essential medicines are regularly supplied to the Sudanese Government via official tender procedures. Potential bidders interested in a participation in such tenders must be registered with the competent authority, the National Medical Supplies Fund. Consequently, the document entitled Registration of Medical Suppliers has been newly incorporated into this report. In addition, new application forms have been brought to the document entitled Registration of Veterinary Medicines.
    Moreover, the forms of the following documents have been exchanged for the most recent versions:

    Declaration of Conformity for Medical Devices
    Registration of Medical Devices
    Registration of Pharmaceuticals.

    Verification of Conformity (VOC)

    The sample forms displayed in the following documents have been replaced by current models, as used by the company responsible for conducting the pre-shipment conformity inspection procedures, Cotecna:

    Declaration of Conformity
    Request for Information.

    More information on the Pre-Shipment Verification of Conformity (VOC) may be viewed in the quoted chapter.

    Regional Centre Responsible for Waste Issues

    The paragraph on Waste below has been enhanced with information on the Basel Convention Regional Centre (BCRC) for Training and Technology Transfer for Arab States, which is located in Egypt.
  • 10 Feb 2017 Albania Amendments as regards the National Business Center (NBC), pest risk analysis (PRA), energy sources as well as trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Albania. The following changes have been made:

    National Business Center (NBC)

    The competencies of the former National Licensing Center (NLC) and the National Registration Center (NRC) have been officially reorganised under the National Business Center (NBC). Information in this regard has been updated in the concerned sections on Registration and Licensing in this Overview of Import Procedures for Albania.

    Pest Risk Analysis (PRA)

    A new paragraph on Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) has been added to this overview to provide information on said measure, which may be required when importing new plant varieties. For further specifics, please turn thereto.

    Energy Sources

    The chapter on Energy Sources has been augmented with information on the licences which are required to trade in natural gas, e.g. liquefied natural gas (LNG), and electric energy. Please turn to the quoted section for more specifics.

    Other Changes

    Current trade-related News have been provided in the following section.
  • 10 Feb 2017 Egypt
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 10 Feb 2017 Brazil
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 09 Feb 2017 Qatar Amendments as regards labelling requirements for toys and consumer devices, the regional centre responsible for waste issues as well as trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Qatar.
    Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Labelling Requirements for Toys and Consumer Devices

    Labels of electrical and electronic devices as well as of toys subject to Gulf conformity marking (also referred to as G mark) must contain a quick response (QR) code. The exact scope of goods and details of the contents of said code may be viewed in the section on Packaging, Marking and Labelling Requirements in this overview. The responsible authority is the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO). Authorities involved in the control of the respective products (e.g. customs and market surveillance authorities) are intended to be equipped with appropriate devices for evaluating the authenticity of the QR code in order to prevent misuse and fraud.

    Regional Centre Responsible for Waste Issues

    The paragraph on Waste below has been enhanced with information on the Basel Convention Regional Centre (BCRC) for Training and Technology Transfer for Arab States, which is located in Egypt.

    Other Changes

    The following News chapter contains information on recent developments concerning market access issues.
  • 09 Feb 2017 Cuba Focus: plants and plant products, contact details, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and forms.
    The import documentation for Cuba has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Plants and Plant Products

    The entry points for the introduction of plants and plant products have been communicated by means of an official list. Updated information has therefore been incorporated into the corresponding paragraph on Plants and Plant Products in this overview and may be viewed for particulars.

    Contact Details

    The National Institute of Nutrition and Food Hygiene has been renamed as National Institute of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology (INHEM) and, in addition, its contact details have been amended. This modification has been reflected throughout this report.

    Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

    As a prerequisite for the Sanitary Registration, technical information on designated commodities must be submitted to the National Institute of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology (INHEM) under the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP). In case of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the Technical Form for the Registration of Biotechnology-Derived Products, which has been newly created for this import documentation, must be submitted to the aforementioned institute. Please see the new document for more details and also turn to the relevant chapter on Sanitary Registration below.

    Forms

    The following documents have been equipped with current versions of the application forms:

    Sanitary Registration (sample of an application form to be submitted for modification purposes)
    Technical Form for the Registration of Foodstuffs
    Technical Form for the Registration of Tobacco
    Technical Form for the Registration of Toys.
  • 09 Feb 2017 Jamaica
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 09 Feb 2017 United Arab Emirates
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 08 Feb 2017 Namibia Amendments as regards the customs value, nomenclature changes, registration as well as norms and standards have been brought to the import documentation for Namibia. The following changes have been made:

    Customs Value

    A new section on the Customs Value has been provided in this overview with details of the methods which are applied for customs valuation in accordance with the Agreement on Implementation of Article VII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994, which Namibia is a member of. For particulars, please turn to said chapter below.

    Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Namibia has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Registration

    Information on further requirements for business establishment has been incorporated in the section on Registration in this overview. Please refer to said chapter for additional details.

    Norms and Standards

    The chapter on Norms and Standards has been augmented with the contact details of the Namibian Standards Institution (NSI), information on its membership to international organisations as well as on the scope of goods which fall under prescribed national standards. Please consult the quoted paragraph for specifics.
  • 08 Feb 2017 Iran Focus: letters of commitment, ozone-depleting substances (ODS), dual-use goods, hazardous waste as well as trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Iran has been reviewed and amended accordingly. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Letters of Commitment

    In several fields, an Agent Contract with an Iranian representative of the exported goods is mandatory and a letter of commitment to Iranian standards must therefor be signed by the foreign supplier, e.g. for medical devices (for additional details thereon, the document entitled Medical Devices Commitment Letter may be viewed). Similar commitment letters are required in the framework of importations of the following items:

    industrial, agricultural and road construction machinery
    electrical and electronic equipment, including home appliances, audio-visual and telecommunication devices
    heavy and light motor vehicles as well as tyres.

    Consequently, the document entitled Equipment Commitment Letter has been newly incorporated into this report. Please turn to the quoted document and to the following chapters in this overview for more information:

    Agency Agreements
    Standards and Conformity
    Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (RTTE)
    Motor Vehicles.

    The document entitled Agent Contract, has futhermore been adjusted to current regulations.

    Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS)

    The document entitled Approval to Import Ozone-Depleting Substances and Products Containing Them has been blue-pencilled and equipped with an application form, amongst other changes. Additional information may be obtained from the mentioned document and the section on Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS) in this overview.

    Dual-Use Goods

    For dual-use goods, i.e. commodities which may be used for military and civil purposes alike, including software and technologies, an End-Use Certificate for Dual-Use Goods is to be presented to the export control authorities prior to the exportation of said commodities. The quoted document has hence been added to the set of documents of this report and may be viewed for further details. The corresponding paragraphs on Export Controls, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Sanctions and on Other Chemical Substances and Hazardous Goods may furthermore be consulted.

    Hazardous Waste

    The document entitled Notification of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste has been completely revised and enhanced with a list of documents to be presented to the responsible Iranian authority in order to obtain permission to import the goods in question. Additional details of the international trade in Waste may be found in the corresponding paragraph and the documents mentioned therein.

    Other Changes

    The former Institute of Standard and Industrial Research of Iran (ISIRI) has been renamed the Iranian National Standards Organization (INSO), which has been reflected in all pertaining documents of this report.
  • 08 Feb 2017 Japan
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 08 Feb 2017 Bahrain
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 07 Feb 2017 Myanmar Focus: nomenclature changes, foodstuffs, phytosanitary certification, plant varieties and contact details.
    The import documentation for Myanmar has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Myanmar has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Foodstuffs

    As a prerequisite for the Import Licence for alimentary goods, including food additives, a special authorisation requirement for the entry of the goods in question is compulsory. For this, a Recommendation Letter to Import Foodstuffs must be obtained from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). For more information, please see the quoted document which has been newly created for this report.

    Phytosanitary Certification

    Commodities subject to phytosanitary inspection, i.e. plants, plant parts and designated products manufactured from those, require a health attestation from the responsible plant protection authority in the country of export. If said merchandise is re-exported, both the original Phytosanitary Certificate and a Phytosanitary Re-Export Certificate from the country of re-export are to be provided. Consequently, the latter document has been added to the set of documents of this report. For additional information on import requirements for goods subject to plant health measures, please turn to the documents quoted above and to the corresponding section on Plants and Plant Products in this overview.

    Plant Varieties

    For plants and plant products to be newly imported into Myanmar, a mandatory requirement entitled Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) applies since 1 January 2017. Details of this measure have been displayed in a newly incorporated document. New varieties are furthermore subject to an adaptability test maintained by the Technical Seed Committee. Relevant specifications of this test have been added to the appropriate document entitled Seed Business Licence. Please refer to the aforementioned documents for more information.

    Contact Details

    The phone and fax numbers of the Myanmar Customs Department have been verified and updated throughout this import documentation.
  • 07 Feb 2017 Kazakhstan Amendments as regards the activity licensing, ozone-depleting substances (ODS), national system for the electronic submission of documents and further chemical products as well as trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Kazakhstan. The following changes have been made:

    Activity Licensing

    The section entitled Activity Licensing has been newly created for clarification purposes. For particulars, please refer to the aforementioned paragraph.

    Ozone-Depleting Substance (ODS) and Further Chemical Products

    The section on Chemical Products has been restructured and augmented with information on the Stockholm Convention to which Kazakhstan is a party. Furthermore, the chapter on Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS) has been newly included into this overview. The quoted sections may be consulted for details.

    National System for the Electronic Submission of Documents

    Applications for activity and import licences as well as further permissive documents may be lodged electronically by using the Kazakh software system entitled E-License. More details have been summarised in the new chapter on Electronic Processing System.

    Other Changes

    For trade-related news, please refer to the following paragraph.
  • 07 Feb 2017 Togo
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 06 Feb 2017 Syria Amendments as regards sanctions, agricultural chemicals and the Copyright Law have been brought to the import documentation for Syria.
    Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Sanctions

    The sanctions of the European Union (EU) towards Syria have been amended by virtue of the following regulations, e.g. concerning the lists of natural and legal persons against whom restrictions apply as well as exemptions from the applicable sanctions:

    Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1735 of 29 September 2016
    Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1893 of 27 October 2016
    Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1984 of 14 November 2016
    Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1996 of 15 November 2016
    Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/2137 of 6 December 2016.

    For information on the applicable measures, please refer to the section on Embargo and Boycott below.

    Agricultural Chemicals

    The Syrian authority responsible for Chemicals Used in Agriculture is the Plant Protection Directorate, which comes under the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform, as detailed in the chapter on Plants and Plant Products. Information on the competence has been provided in the quoted sections.

    Copyright Law

    The Syrian Copyright Law of 2012 stipulates the right of patent owners to prevent others from importing, using, selling or distributing a product or method protected under their inventions, amongst others. Information in this respect has been added to the paragraph on Registration in this overview.
  • 06 Feb 2017 Mali Focus: nomenclature changes, freight documents, Insurance Certificate and phytosanitary certification.
    The import documentation for Mali has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Mali has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Freight Documents

    The following freight documents have been newly incorporated into the Malian report besides the existing Air Waybill and Bill of Lading:

    Multimodal or Combined Transport Document
    Sea Waybill.

    Please turn to the quoted documents for more information.

    Insurance Certificate

    The document entitled Insurance Certificate has been newly created, as it must be enclosed with the application for an Import Declaration. Further details and a sample certificate may be found in the mentioned document.

    Phytosanitary Certification

    Commodities subject to phytosanitary inspection, i.e. plants, plant parts and designated products manufactured from those, require a health attestation from the responsible plant protection authority in the country of export. If said merchandise is re-exported, both the original Phytosanitary Certificate and a Phytosanitary Re-Export Certificate from the country of re-export are to be provided. Consequently, the latter document has been added to the set of documents of this report. For additional information on import requirements for goods subject to plant health measures, please turn to the documents quoted above and to the section on Plants and Plant Products in this overview.
  • 06 Feb 2017 Kuwait
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 06 Feb 2017 Switzerland
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 03 Feb 2017 Panama Focus: genetically modified seeds, classification of goods, procedural amendments and trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Panama has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Genetically Modified Seeds

    The importation of genetically modified maize seeds and hybrids thereof must be authorised by the National Directorate of Plant Health (DNSV) under the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA). This measure has been described in the newly created document entitled Import Authorisation for Genetically Modified Maize Seeds; please turn thereto for particulars.

    Classification of Goods

    The classification of goods (i.e. the tariff codes) requiring the following documents has been amended in accordance with the current legal basis:

    Registration of Veterinary Biological Products
    Registration of Veterinary Chemical Products.

    Procedural Amendments

    The documents listed below have been amended with regard to procedural details such as the validity period, processing time and additional payments charged for the approval of application, respectively:

    Sanitary Registration of Cosmetics and Similar Products
    Sanitary Registration of Foodstuffs
    Sanitary Registration of Pharmaceutical Products.

    Other Changes

    For trade-related news, please see the following section.
  • 03 Feb 2017 Belarus Amendments as regards nomenclature changes, the calculation unit for 2017 and trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Belarus. The following changes have been made:

    Nomenclature Changes

    Following the implementation of the effective nomenclature basis, the import documentation for Belarus has been amended pursuant to the new Nomenclature of the Common Customs Tariff of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), which in turn is based on the Harmonized System (HS) 2017.

    Calculation Unit for 2017

    The paragraph entitled Currency and Payments has been enhanced with regard to the monetary equivalent calculated for import transactions applicable since 1 January 2017. Please refer to the quoted section.

    Other Changes

    Current trade-related News may be found in the same-named chapter below.
  • 03 Feb 2017 Uzbekistan
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 03 Feb 2017 Qatar
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 02 Feb 2017 Montenegro Amendments as regards the Integrated Customs Tariff, animals and products of animal origin as well as sources of ionising radiation have been brought to the import documentation for Montenegro. The following changes have been made:

    Integrated Customs Tariff

    Information as regards the national Integrated Customs Tariff of Montenegro has been incorporated into the Note section in this overview. Please turn thereto for specifics.

    Animals and Products of Animal Origin

    Depending on the country of origin and the health status thereof, certain animals and products of animal origin may be prohibited from importation into Montenegro. The chapter on Animals and Products of Animal Origin has been augmented with information on additional guarantees which may be required for shipments originating in areas that are not under constraint in an infected country. For further details, please turn to the quoted paragraph.

    Sources of Ionising Radiation

    Details of the labelling requirements for sources of ionising radiation have been introduced in the chapter on Packaging, Labelling and Marking Requirements. General information on the importation of such goods may be consulted in the corresponding section on Sources of Radiation.
  • 02 Feb 2017 Jordan Focus: radioactive substances and equipment containing them, chemicals banned from importation, contact details and the regional centre responsible for waste issues.
    The import documentation for Jordan has been reviewed and amended accordingly. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Radioactive Substances and Equipment Containing Them

    The competencies of the former Jordan Nuclear Regulatory Commission (JNRC) have been reorganised under the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC) and the application forms have been exchanged by more recent versions. Said changes have been reflected in the chapter on Further Chemical and Hazardous Substances in this overview as well as in the following documents:

    Permit to Import Devices Using Radioactivity
    Permit to Import Radioactive Material.

    Prohibited Imports

    Designated chemical substances are banned from importation into Jordan. The section on Import Prohibitions below has been modified accordingly.

    Contact Details

    The contact information of the Ministry of Health as well as of the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology has been blue-pencilled throughout this report.

    Regional Centre Responsible for Waste Issues

    The paragraph on Waste below has been enhanced with information on the Basel Convention Regional Centre (BCRC) for Training and Technology Transfer for Arab States, which is located in Egypt.
  • 02 Feb 2017 Taiwan
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 02 Feb 2017 Belize
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 01 Feb 2017 Serbia Amendments as regards the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) scheme, free trade zones and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been brought to the import documentation for Serbia. The following changes have been made:

    Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)

    A new chapter on the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programme has been included in this overview to provide information on the accreditation of economic operators in Serbia. For information on the certification requirements and the benefits of the scheme, please refer to the stated section.

    Free Trade Zones

    The list of the currently established Free Trade Zones within Serbia has been updated in the corresponding chapter in this overview. Consequently, the contact details of the various zones have been brought up to date, where necessary. Please turn to the quoted paragraph for specifics.

    Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

    The section on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) has been enhanced with information on the requirements to deal in organisms of such sort in Serbia. Said chapter may be consulted for, e.g., details of the documents which are mandatory therefor.
  • 01 Feb 2017 Ethiopia Focus: sources of radiation, Veterinary Health Certificate for Live Animals as well as contact details.
    The import documentation for Ethiopia has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Sources of Radiation

    The document entitled Import Notification for Sources of Radiation has been newly added to the set of documents pertaining to the import documentation for Ethiopia. In this respect, a chapter on Radioactive Material and Radiation Apparatus has been incorporated in this Overview of Import Procedures. Please turn to the quoted chapter and to the aforementioned document for further details of the requirements to import such goods.

    Veterinary Health Certificate for Live Animals

    The sample certificate depicted in the document entitled Veterinary Health Certificate for Live Animals has been replaced by a revised version. Please refer to the quoted document for more information.

    Contact Details

    The contact details disclosed throughout this import report have been reviewed and, where necessary, amended in the concerned documents.
  • 01 Feb 2017 Ghana
    Nomenclature changes
  • 01 Feb 2017 China Nomenclature changes. Changes of tariff rates. Amendments to the internal taxation.
  • 01 Feb 2017 Benin
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 31 Jan 2017 Madagascar Focus: nomenclature changes, freight documents, Pro Forma Invoice and phytosanitary certification.
    The import documentation for Madagascar has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Madagascar has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System (HS) in view of the change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Freight Documents

    The following freight documents have been newly incorporated into the report for Madagascar besides the existing Air Waybill and Bill of Lading:

    Multimodal or Combined Transport Document
    Sea Waybill.

    Please turn to the quoted documents for more information.

    Pro Forma Invoice

    The document entitled Pro Forma Invoice has been newly created, as this document may be required by the importer or the competent authorities of the importing country. Moreover, the document is required to apply for the Authorisation to Import Poultry, Chicks and Eggs.

    Phytosanitary Certification

    Commodities subject to phytosanitary inspection, i.e. plants, plant parts and designated products manufactured from those, require a health attestation from the responsible plant protection authority in the country of export. If said merchandise is re-exported, both the original Phytosanitary Certificate and a Phytosanitary Re-Export Certificate from the country of re-export are to be provided. Consequently, the latter document has been added to the set of documents of this report. For additional information on import requirements for goods subject to plant health measures, please turn to the documents quoted above and to the section on Plants and Plant Products in this overview.
  • 31 Jan 2017 Iceland Focus: preferential treatment, food and feed with aflatoxin contamination risk and trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Iceland has been amended with regard to various details. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Preferential Treatment

    The section on Preferential Treatment in this overview has been enhanced with information on the agricultural free trade agreement (FTA) which is in force between Iceland and the Southern African Customs Union (SACU, consisting of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland).

    Food and Feed with Aflatoxin Contamination Risk

    In order to describe the special conditions to be adhered to for the import of certain feed and food from specific countries due to a contamination risk by aflatoxins, the section on Foodstuffs, Beverages and Tobacco has been updated in this respect. Please turn thereto for further details.

    Other Changes

    For current trade-related News, please see the quoted section below.
  • 31 Jan 2017 Philippines
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 31 Jan 2017 Gabon
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 30 Jan 2017 Libya Amendments as regards the regional centre responsible for waste issues, customs regulations as well as trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Libya.
    Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Regional Centre Responsible for Waste Issues

    The paragraph on Waste below has been enhanced with information on the Basel Convention Regional Centre (BCRC) for Training and Technology Transfer for Arab States, which is located in Egypt.

    Customs Regulations

    The following sections of this overview have been restructured for an enhanced clarity of their contents:

    Customs Procedures and Regulations
    Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN)
    Handling of Unclaimed Goods.

    For additional details, the quoted chapters may be viewed.

    Other

    Information on recent trade-related developments may be found in the following News paragraph.
  • 30 Jan 2017 Liberia Focus: nomenclature changes, insurance certification, phytosanitary certification and pre-shipment inspection (PSI).
    The import documentation for Liberia has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Liberia has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Insurance Certification

    The document entitled Insurance Certificate, which may be required for customs clearance, has been newly incorporated into the Liberian report. More information may be obtained from said document.

    Phytosanitary Certification

    Commodities subject to phytosanitary inspection, i.e. plants, plant parts and designated products manufactured from those, require a health attestation from the responsible plant protection authority in the country of export. If said merchandise is re-exported, both the original Phytosanitary Certificate and a Phytosanitary Re-Export Certificate from the country of re-export are to be provided. Consequently, the latter document has been added to the set of documents of this report. For additional information on import requirements for goods subject to plant health measures, please turn to the documents quoted above and to the section on Plants and Plant Products in this overview.

    Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI)

    As almost all commodities must go through a pre-shipment inspection (PSI) in order to be imported into Liberia, a new document entitled Inspection Request Form, which may be required for this procedure, has been created. Please turn thereto and to the paragraph Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) for the particulars concerning the PSI procedure.
  • 30 Jan 2017 Indonesia
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 27 Jan 2017 Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244) Focus: medicinal products, plant protection products, fertilisers as well as trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Kosovo has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Medicinal Products

    For the importation of radiopharmaceutical preparations, a licence must be obtained from the Kosovo Medicines Agency (KMA). In order to depict the application procedure, the document entitled Licence to Import Radiopharmaceuticals has been newly created. Detailed information on radiopharmaceutical products which are exempt from the requirement of a Marketing Authorisation for Medicinal Products has been provided in the corresponding document.
    Also, the document entitled Free Sale Certificate has been added to the set of documents for this import report, as it is a prerequisite for the obtainment of a Licence to Import Medicinal Alcohol.
    Furthermore, in accordance with the pertinent national legislation, certain narcotics, precursors and psychotropic substances are banned from importation into Kosovo. The concerned documents of the report have been amended accordingly.
    For more information on the requirements to import medicinal products, please turn to the relevant chapter in this overview.

    Plant Protection Products

    The following documents concerning the registration and importation of means of plant protection have been completely reviewed and revised with regard to various procedural details:

    Authorisation to Import and Deal in Pesticides
    Certification of Plant Protection Products.

    Moreover, the abovelisted documents have been equipped with samples of the application forms.

    Fertilisers

    In order to import and deal in artificial fertilisers, the products, importers and traders must be registered with the Department of Plant Production and Protection under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development (MAFRD). The document entitled Artificial Fertiliser Registration and Import Licence has been newly incorporated into the report with detailed information on said requirements.

    Other Changes

    Trade-related News have been provided in the following section.
  • 27 Jan 2017 Australia Amendments as regards waste, the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) and the Australian Business Number (ABN) have been brought to the import documentation for Australia.
    The following changes have been made:

    Waste

    The chapter on Waste has been revised with regard to the rules and formalities of the importation of hazardous as well as non-hazardous waste. Please see the mentioned section for specifics.

    Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)

    The paragraph entitled Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) has been newly incorporated in this overview in order to provide specifics of the Australian trade facilitation initiative, i.e. the Australian Trusted Trader programme, established by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Further details may be obtained in said chapter.

    Australian Business Number (ABN)

    Information on the Australian Business Number (ABN), which is required to conduct business in Australia and is granted after the business entity has been registered with the Australian Business Register (ABR), has been added to the section on Registration. Please refer thereto for specifics.
  • 27 Jan 2017 Mexico
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 26 Jan 2017 Bahamas Focus: business name registration, trademarks and contact details.
    The import documentation for the Bahamas has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Business Name Registration

    In accordance with the Registration of Business Names Act of 1989, all business entities who intend to conduct business activities in the Bahamas are required to be enrolled with the Registrar General's Department and have their business name approved. Therefore, the document entitled Business Name Registration has been newly added to the set of documents for this report. The quoted document and the chapter on Registration in this overview may be viewed for more information.

    Trademarks

    The document entitled Trademark Registration has been added to the list of documents for this report depicting, inter alia, the application forms required to be submitted. Further details of said procedure may be obtained in the mentioned document as well as in the section on Registration.

    Contact Details

    The contact information of the Bahamas Environment, Science and Technology (BEST) Commission under the Ministry of Environment has been updated throughout this report, where applicable.
  • 26 Jan 2017 Brunei Amendments as regards customs points of entry, prohibited imports and contact details have been brought to the import documentation for Brunei Darussalam.
    The following changes have been made:

    Customs Points of Entry

    The entry and exit points of Brunei Darussalam have been updated. For further details, please turn to the section on Customs Points of Entry below.

    Prohibited Imports

    The list of items banned for import in the chapter Prohibited Imports in this overview has been expanded by cosmetics containing mercury or certain other substances. For more information, the mentioned paragraph may be viewed.

    Contact Details

    The contact details of the Brunei Intellectual Property Office (BruIPO) have been updated in this Overview of Import Procedures.
  • 26 Jan 2017 Sri Lanka
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 26 Jan 2017 Argentina
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 25 Jan 2017 South Korea Focus: Import Declaration for Foodstuffs and registration requirements, chemical substances, contact details and trade-related news.
    The import documentation for South Korea has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Foodstuffs

    The following documents have been updated in accordance with the current stipulations of the Special Act on Imported Food Safety Management, inter alia by exchanging the application forms:

    Import Declaration for Foodstuffs
    Registration of Importers of Foodstuffs
    Registration of Foreign Manufacturers of Foodstuffs.

    Furthermore, the chapter on Foodstuffs below has been amended accordingly. Further details may be found in said chapter and the quoted documents.

    Chemical Substances

    As the scope of products requiring a Licence to Import Chemical Substances and a Certificate of Component has been reduced, the assignment of tariff codes to these two documents in this report has been adapted accordingly. Please turn to the mentioned documents and to the section on Chemical Substances in this overview for further procedural information.

    Contact Details

    The contact details of the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) and of the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (QIA) have been updated in all concerned documents of this import report.

    Other Changes

    For current trade-related News, please turn to the mentioned section below.
  • 25 Jan 2017 United Arab Emirates Amendments as regards electronic government services, labelling requirements for toys and consumer devices as well as the regional centre responsible for waste issues have been brought to the import documentation for the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
    Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Electronic Government Services

    The chapter on Electronic Government Services has been newly added to this overview in order to provide a summary of existing electronic services. Please turn there for more details.

    Labelling Requirements for Toys and Consumer Devices

    Labels of electrical and electronic devices as well as of toys subject to Gulf conformity marking (also referred to as G mark) must contain a quick response (QR) code. The exact scope of goods and details of the contents of said code may be viewed in the section on Packaging, Marking and Labelling Requirements in this overview. The responsible authority is the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO). Authorities involved in the control of the respective products (e.g. customs and market surveillance authorities) are intended to be equipped with appropriate devices for evaluating the authenticity of the QR code in order to prevent misuse and fraud.

    Regional Centre Responsible for Waste Issues

    The paragraph on Waste below has been enhanced with information on the Basel Convention Regional Centre (BCRC) for Training and Technology Transfer for Arab States, which is located in Egypt.

    Other Changes

    The following News chapter contains information on recent developments concerning market access issues.
  • 25 Jan 2017 Canada
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 25 Jan 2017 Angola
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 24 Jan 2017 Indonesia Amendments as regards authorised economic operators (AEOs), fresh food of plant origin (FFPO) as well as labelling, packaging and marking requirements have been brought to the import documentation for Indonesia.
    The following changes have been made:

    Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)

    The authorised economic operator (AEO) scheme, implemented by Indonesia, facilitates customs procedures and ensures transparent trade security standards. Please turn to the paragraph on Customs Procedures for more information.

    Fresh Food of Plant Origin (FFPO)

    The chapter on Foodstuffs has been complemented with information on the import requirements for fresh food of plant origin (FFPO). For further details, the mentioned section may be viewed.

    Labelling, Packaging and Marking Requirements

    The paragraph on Labelling, Packaging and Marking Requirements has been completely revised and restructured by means of subheadings. More information may be obtained from the quoted chapter below.
  • 24 Jan 2017 Canada Focus: eManifest for Road or Rail Cargo, updated application forms, plants and plant products, nuclear substances and equipment, motor vehicles, as well as trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Canada has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    eManifest for Road or Rail Cargo

    The document entitled eManifest for Road or Rail Cargo has been enhanced with information on the requirement of submitting lead sheets and proof of report in case of highway cargo. Please refer to the quoted document for specifics.

    Updated Application Forms

    The documents listed below have been equipped with updated application forms from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA):

    Import Licence for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
    Permit to Import Animals and Animal Products
    Permit to Import Aquatic Animals
    Variety Registration of Seeds.

    Where applicable, these documents have also been amended in regard to procedural details, e.g. the contact details of the competent authority, or other supplementary information.

    Plants and Plant Products

    The documents pertaining to the importation of plants and plant products have been enhanced with various additional information. In this respect, details of the facilitated registration of certain seed varieties have been provided in the previously mentioned Variety Registration of Seeds. Information on the so-called North American Certified Seed Potato Health Certificate (NACSPHC) has been brought to the document entitled Phytosanitary Certificate. The document entitled Certificate of Registration as an Authorised Importer of Seeds has been amplified with information on the pre-clearance decisions for non-authorised importers. The document entitled Import Permit for Designated Plants and Plant Products has been enhanced with information on the import requirements for potentially injurious organisms other than plants. Specifics on the Import Declaration for Certain Agricultural Commodities and the Request for Documentation Review in the case of seeds have been given in the quoted documents.

    Nuclear Substances and Equipment

    In accordance with the recently published regulatory document of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, the document entitled Import Licence for Nuclear Substances and Equipment has been completely reviewed and revised in regard to details of the application and processing procedures.

    Motor Vehicles

    The following documents, which are required for the importation of motor vehicles, respectively, have been amended with regard to the updated processing fees, the electronic submission via the RIV Online Portal, if applicable, and the contact details of the responsible authority:

    Import Form for Vehicles Imported for Parts
    Registration under the Pre-Clearance Programme for Motor Vehicles
    Vehicle Import Form.

    Other Changes

    Trade-related News have been provided in the following section.
  • 24 Jan 2017 Oman
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 23 Jan 2017 Laos Focus: nomenclature changes, licensing regime, cosmetic products, foodstuffs and phytosanitary certification.
    The import documentation for Laos has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Laos has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Licensing Regime

    Laos applies a general regulatory system for import licensing, which is not limited to a specific product group. The processing of said system is coordinated by the responsible government authorities. The lists of products subject to automatic or non-automatic licensing are defined by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and may occasionally be modified. Procedures affected by these measures have been included in the form of two new documents entitled Automatic Import Licence as well as Non-Automatic Import Licence. These may be viewed for further details.

    Cosmetic Products

    The marketer of cosmetic products is required to notify the Food and Drug Department (FDD) of the intent to commercialise these commodities in Laos. In order to depict this procedure, the document entitled Notification for Cosmetic Products has been newly incorporated into this report. Please refer thereto for particulars.

    Foodstuffs

    Importers of new foodstuffs must register their goods with the Ministry of Health. For this, a Registration of Foodstuffs is mandatory. For more information on this newly created measure of this documentation, please turn to the aforementioned document.

    Phytosanitary Certification

    Commodities subject to phytosanitary inspection, i.e. plants, plant parts and designated products manufactured from those, require a health attestation from the responsible plant protection authority in the country of export. If said merchandise is re-exported, both the original Phytosanitary Certificate and a Phytosanitary Re-Export Certificate from the country of re-export are to be provided. Consequently, the latter document has been added to the set of documents of this report. For additional information on import requirements for goods subject to plant health measures, please turn to the documents quoted above and to the corresponding section on Plants and Plant Products in this overview.
  • 23 Jan 2017 Hong Kong Amendments as regards sand, pharmaceutical products, labelling requirements as well as trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Hong Kong. The following changes have been made:

    Sand

    A new chapter on Sand has been added to this overview to display information on the permit which is required to remove sand imported by vessel or motor vehicle in excess of 100 kilogrammes. For specifics, please turn to the quoted paragraph.

    Pharmaceutical Products

    Information on the Pharmaceuticals Licence Application and Movement Monitoring System (PLAMMS) has been provided in the section on Pharmaceutical Products, Dangerous Drugs and Poisons. Please turn thereto for further details.

    Labelling Requirements

    The chapter on Packaging and Labelling Requirements has been revised with regard to the recently amended labelling requirements for pharmaceutical products. Please consult said section for more details.

    Other Changes

    Various trade-related News have been provided in the following section.
  • 23 Jan 2017 Bahamas
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 20 Jan 2017 Mexico Amendments as regards electric energy, petroleum and trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Mexico. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Electric Energy

    A new section providing details of the importation of electric energy has been added to this overview. For further particulars, please consult the paragraph entitled Electric Energy.

    Petroleum

    The chapter on Motor Vehicles and Petroleum has been enhanced with information on the import requirements for petroleum stipulated by the Ministry of Energy (SENER). Please see the mentioned section for more details.

    Other

    For current trade-related News, please refer to the section below.
  • 20 Jan 2017 Switzerland Focus: preferential treatment, Customs Import Declaration, Registration as an E-Dec User, Common Entry Document for High Risk Food and Feed Products, Health Certificate for Food and Feed with Aflatoxin Contamination Risk, radio equipment and trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Switzerland has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Preferential Treatment

    The section on Preferential Treatment in this overview has been enhanced with information on the agricultural free trade agreement (FTA) which is in force between Switzerland and the Southern African Customs Union (SACU, consisting of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland).

    Customs Import Declaration

    Since 4 January 2017, Customs Import Declarations may only be submitted via the e-dec system by stating the Business Identification Number (UID). The trader identification number (TIN) is no longer accepted. Consequently, the document entitled Customs Import Declaration in this report has been enhanced with corresponding information.

    Registration as an E-Dec User

    As the Registration as an E-Dec User may only be applied for electronically via the website of the Customs Client Administration, the mentioned document has been amended accordingly. Please turn thereto for further information.

    Common Entry Document for High Risk Food and Feed Products

    The form displayed in the document entitled Common Entry Document for High Risk Food and Feed Products has been exchanged for its current version. Moreover, the assignment of tariff codes to this document has been adjusted in accordance with the legal stipulations in force since 1 January 2017.

    Food and Feed with Aflatoxin Contamination Risk

    In order to depict the special conditions to be adhered to for the import of certain feed and food from specific countries due to a contamination risk by aflatoxins, the document entitled Health Certificate for Food and Feed with Aflatoxin Contamination Risk has been newly incorporated into this import report. Moreover, the section on Foodstuffs and Related Goods has been updated in this respect.

    Radio Equipment

    In 2016, the stipulations concerning the importation of telecommunications installations have been amended. These changes have been reflected accordingly in this import report. Please turn to the updated section on Standardisation in this overview and the document entitled Declaration of Conformity for Radio Equipment for particulars.

    Other Changes

    For current trade-related News, please see the quoted section below.
  • 20 Jan 2017 St. Lucia
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 19 Jan 2017 Oman Amendments as regards labelling requirements for toys and consumer devices, the regional centre responsible for waste issues as well as trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Oman.
    Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Labelling Requirements for Toys and Consumer Devices

    Labels of electrical and electronic devices as well as of toys subject to Gulf conformity marking (also referred to as G mark) must contain a quick response (QR) code. The exact scope of goods and details of the contents of said code may be viewed in the section on Packaging, Marking and Labelling Requirements in this overview. The responsible authority is the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO). Authorities involved in the control of the respective products (e.g. customs and market surveillance authorities) are intended to be equipped with appropriate devices for evaluating the authenticity of the QR code in order to prevent misuse and fraud.

    Regional Centre Responsible for Waste Issues

    The paragraph on Waste below has been enhanced with information on the Basel Convention Regional Centre (BCRC) for Training and Technology Transfer for Arab States, which is located in Egypt.

    Other Changes

    The following News chapter contains information on recent developments concerning market access issues.
  • 19 Jan 2017 Cambodia (Kampuchea) Focus: nomenclature changes, living modified organisms (LMOs), phytosanitary certification and cosmetic products.
    The import documentation for Cambodia has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Cambodia has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Living Modified Organisms (LMOs)

    Importers of living modified organisms (LMOs) must obtain permission in order to import said goods into the country. Therefore, a document entitled Permit to Import Living Modified Organisms has been added to the list of documents of this report.

    Phytosanitary Certification

    Commodities subject to phytosanitary inspection, i.e. plants, plant parts and designated products manufactured from those, require a health attestation from the responsible plant protection authority in the country of export. If said merchandise is re-exported, both the original Phytosanitary Certificate and a Phytosanitary Re-Export Certificate from the country of re-export are to be provided. Consequently, the latter document has been added to the set of documents of this report. For additional information on import requirements for goods subject to plant health measures, please turn to the documents quoted above and to the section on Plants and Plant Products in this overview.

    Cosmetic Products

    The marketer of cosmetic products is required to notify the Cambodian authorities of his intent to commercialise these commodities in the country. In order to depict this procedure, the document entitled Notification for Cosmetic Products has been newly incorporated into this report. Please refer thereto for particulars.
  • 19 Jan 2017 Brunei
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 18 Jan 2017 Kenya Focus: Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC), Certificate of a Pharmaceutical Product, waste and trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Kenya has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC)

    The documents entitled Certificate for PVoC, PVoC Licence and PVoC Registration have been equipped with a sample of a current request form. Please refer to the quoted documents for more information.

    Certificate of a Pharmaceutical Product

    The document entitled Certificate of a Pharmaceutical Product has been newly added to this import report. It is a prerequisite to register pharmaceutical or veterinary drugs. For further details, please turn to said document as well as to the chapter on Pharmaceutical Products below.

    Waste

    A new chapter on Waste has been added to this overview. It provides information on movements of hazardous and non-hazardous waste in Kenya. Further information on the import regulations may be obtained from the respective paragraph below.

    Other Changes

    For trade-related News, please see the section below.
  • 18 Jan 2017 Cameroon Amendments as regards public procurement, veterinary drugs and trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Cameroon. The following changes have been made:

    Public Procurement

    The chapter on Public Procurement has been newly added to this overview. For more information on national tender procedures, please turn to the aforementioned section.

    Veterinary Drugs

    This Overview of Import Procedures for Cameroon has been enhanced with details of the importation of veterinary drugs into Cameroon. Please refer to the chapter entitled Medicinal Products and Related Goods for particulars.

    Other Changes

    For current trade-related News, please turn to the section below.
  • 18 Jan 2017 Trinidad and Tobago
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 18 Jan 2017 Hong Kong
    Nomenclature changes
  • 18 Jan 2017 Ecuador
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 17 Jan 2017 Ukraine Focus: Veterinary Inspection Certificate, classification of goods, import documents as well as contact details.
    The import documentation for Ukraine has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Veterinary Inspection Certificate

    In accordance with Decree 857 of 2015 and its amendments, certain products must go through veterinary control at the border of Ukraine in order to be imported into the country. For this purpose, the document entitled Veterinary Inspection Certificate has been added to the list of documentation for Ukraine. For specifics, please turn thereto and to the chapter Animals and Animal Products in this overview.

    Classification of Goods

    The classification of designated commodities (i.e. the assignment of tariff codes) to the documents entitled Permit to Import Hazardous Waste and Licence to Deal in Hazardous Waste has been adjusted in accordance with the official list.

    Import Documents

    The following documents, which are generally required for the importation of goods into Ukraine, have been verified and updated with regard to various information, e.g. processing fees or documents to be enclosed:

    Automatic Import Licence
    Registration of Medicines and Medicinal Products
    Registration of Veterinary Medicines.

    Contact Details

    In August 2016, the State Service on Foodstuff Safety and Consumer Protection substituted the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service of Ukraine. Therefore, the name of the new authority and its contact details have been reflected throughout the report.
    The contact information and official names of the following authorities and institutions have been edited in the corresponding documents:

    Ministry of Internal Affairs
    State Administration of Ukraine on Medicinal Products and Drugs Control
    State Pharmacological Commission on Veterinary Medicine
    Ukrainian Institute for Plant Varieties Expertise.
  • 17 Jan 2017 Guinea Focus: preferential treatment, sanctions, nomenclature changes and hazardous goods.
    The import documentation for Guinea has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Preferential Treatment

    The section on Preferential Treatment below has been revised. Please refer to the quoted paragraph for further details.

    Sanctions

    Although the weapons' embargo of the European Union (EU) concerning deliveries intended for Guinea has been abolished in 2014, financial sanctions continue to exist, e.g. the freezing of funds abroad or the prohibition to make economic resources available to designated persons. Consequently, a chapter on Sanctions has been newly incorporated into this overview, which may be viewed for further information.

    Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Guinea has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Hazardous Goods

    The chapter on Hazardous Goods below has been enhanced with information on import requirements for explosive substances intended for civil use. For additional details, please turn thereto.
  • 17 Jan 2017 United States of America
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 16 Jan 2017 Norway Focus: genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Type Approval for Motor Vehicles, contact details and trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Norway has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

    The document entitled Import Approval for Genetically Modified Organisms has been enhanced with information on common European Economic Area (EEA) regulations based on Directive 2001/18/EC. Please turn to the mentioned document and to the chapter on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in this overview for more information.

    Type Approval for Motor Vehicles

    The document depicting the Type Approval for Motor Vehicles has been augmented by the addition of one of the application forms to be submitted, which vary depending on the type of vehicle. Further information may be obtained from the quoted document and the section on Motor Vehicles below.

    Contact Details

    The contact details of the Natural Resources Management Department under the Ministry of Climate and the Environment and of the Health Directorate have been updated.

    Other Changes

    For current trade-related News, please see the quoted section below.
  • 16 Jan 2017 Congo Democratic Republic of Amendments as regards nomenclature changes, prohibited imports, waste and registration have been brought to the import documentation for the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The following changes have been made:

    Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System (HS) in view of the change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Prohibited Imports

    The chapter on Prohibited Imports has been newly added to this Overview of Import Procedures. Please turn thereto for a list of goods which are banned from importation into the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    Waste

    This overview has been enhanced with information on the importation of waste into the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Please refer to the new section on Waste for particulars.

    Registration

    The chapter on Registration has been revised and enhanced with further details of the requirements for business establishment. For more information, please refer to the aforementioned paragraph of this overview.
  • 13 Jan 2017 Senegal Focus: Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), radioactive sources as well as animals.
    The import documentation for Senegal has been amended with regard to various details. The following changes have been made:

    Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)

    This overview has been enhanced with information on the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), to which Senegal is a party. For further details regarding this matter, please refer to the chapter on Hazardous Goods.

    Radioactive Sources

    The section on Radioactive Sources has been newly added to this overview. Please turn to the aforementioned chapter for more information.

    Animals

    The chapter on Animals and Animal Products has been enhanced with further information on the importation of horses into Senegal. Please refer to the quoted paragraph for particulars.
  • 13 Jan 2017 Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Focus: Company Registration, seeds, molybdenum ores and concentrates as well as trade-related news.
    The import documentation for the Macedonia has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Company Registration

    Importers may be required to obtain a confirmation of the non-existence of debts from customs duties and other import taxes from the Customs Administration prior to applying for Company Registration. Said document has been enhanced with details thereof and with the application form for the confirmation. In addition, details of the documents to be enclosed for Company Registration and of the processing time have been updated. Please turn to said document for specifics.

    Seeds

    For the importation of certain plants and plant products which are subject to fumigation prior to their importation into Macedonia, a Certificate of Fumigation may be required to be submitted to the Macedonian phytosanitary inspectors. The quoted document has been equipped with information on another type of proof of fumigation which is required in the case of lucerne (alfalfa) seeds to be imported.
    Moreover, information on the simplified registration of plant varieties in Macedonia which are already recognised by the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) has been provided in the document entitled Registration of Seeds and Propagating Material.

    Molybdenum Ores and Concentrates

    For the importation of molybdenum ores and concentrates, a permit from the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning (MOEPP) is required, as these products fall under category D4 of the Macedonian import regime. For this purpose, a new document entitled Permit to Import Molybdenum Ores and Concentrates has been added to the set of documents of this import report. Please turn to the mentioned document for specifics of the application procedure.

    Other Changes

    Trade-related News have been provided in the following section.
  • 13 Jan 2017 Nigeria
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 12 Jan 2017 Botswana Focus: nomenclature changes, freight documents, Pro Forma Invoice and phytosanitary certification.
    The import documentation for Botswana has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Botswana has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System (HS) in view of the change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Freight Documents

    The following freight documents have been newly incorporated into the Botswanan report besides the existing Air Waybill and Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Air Freight:

    Bill of Lading
    Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight
    Multimodal or Combined Transport Document
    Sea Waybill.

    Please turn to the quoted documents for more information.

    Pro Forma Invoice

    The document entitled Pro Forma Invoice has been newly created, as this document may be required by the importer or the competent authorities of the importing country. Moreover, the document is usually a prerequisite for goods which are subject to the Botswanan Standards Import Inspection Regulations (SIIR) programme, which is further described in the section on Pre-Shipment Inspection in this overview.

    Phytosanitary Certification

    Commodities subject to phytosanitary inspection, i.e. plants, plant parts and designated products manufactured from those, require a health attestation from the responsible plant protection authority in the country of export. If said merchandise is re-exported, both the original Phytosanitary Certificate and a Phytosanitary Re-Export Certificate from the country of re-export are to be provided. Consequently, the latter document has been added to the set of documents of this report. For additional information on import requirements for goods subject to plant health measures, please turn to the documents quoted above and to the section on Plants and Plant Products in this overview.
  • 12 Jan 2017 Bahrain Amendments as regards border entry points for plants, labelling requirements for toys and consumer devices as well as the regional centre responsible for waste issues have been brought to the import documentation for Bahrain.
    Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Border Entry Points for Plants and Plant Products

    Plants and plant products intended to be entered into Bahrain are subject to border control measures, which may only be performed at border entry points equipped according ot the requirements. Information on these inspection posts has been added to the chapter on Plants and Plant Products below.

    Labelling Requirements for Toys and Consumer Devices

    Labels of electrical and electronic devices as well as of toys subject to Gulf conformity marking (also referred to as G mark) must contain a quick response (QR) code. The exact scope of goods and details of the contents of said code may be viewed in the section on Packaging, Marking and Labelling Requirements in this overview. The responsible authority is the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO). Authorities involved in the control of the respective products (e.g. customs and market surveillance authorities) are intended to be equipped with appropriate devices for evaluating the authenticity of the QR code in order to prevent misuse and fraud.

    Regional Centre Responsible for Waste Issues

    The paragraph on Waste below has been enhanced with information on the Basel Convention Regional Centre (BCRC) for Training and Technology Transfer for Arab States, which is located in Egypt.

    Other Changes

    The following News chapter contains information on recent developments concerning market access issues.
  • 12 Jan 2017 Pakistan
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 11 Jan 2017 Ghana Amendments as regards EU Proofs of Preferential Origin, waste, wood packaging material (WPM) and trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Ghana.
    The following changes have been made:

    EU Proofs of Preferential Origin

    Due to the provisional application of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between Ghana and the European Union (EU) as of 15 December 2016, the document entitled EU Proofs of Preferential Origin has been newly added to this import report. Therefore, the section on Preferential Treatment in this overview has been enhanced with according information. Please turn thereto for more information.

    Waste

    A new chapter on Waste has been added to this overview. It provides information on transboundary movements of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. Further specifics of the import regulations may be obtained from the respective paragraph below.

    Wood Packaging Material (WPM)

    The section on Packaging and Labelling Requirements has been enhanced with information on Ghana's requirements for wood packaging material (WPM) of imported commodities. For more details, please refer to the quoted chapter.

    Other Changes

    For trade-related News, please see the section below.
  • 11 Jan 2017 Benin Focus: preferential treatment, nomenclature changes, freight documents, phytosanitary certification and pesticides.
    The import documentation for Benin has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Preferential Treatment

    The section on Preferential Treatment in this overview has been revised. Please turn to the quoted paragraph for further details.

    Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Benin has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Freight Documents

    The following freight documents have been newly incorporated into the Beninese report besides the existing Air Waybill and Bill of Lading:

    Multimodal or Combined Transport Document
    Sea Waybill.

    Please turn to the quoted documents for more information.

    Phytosanitary Certification

    Commodities subject to phytosanitary inspection, i.e. plants, plant parts and designated products manufactured from those, require a health attestation from the responsible plant protection authority in the country of export. If said merchandise is re-exported, both the original Phytosanitary Certificate and a Phytosanitary Re-Export Certificate from the country of re-export are to be provided. Consequently, the latter document has been added to the set of documents of this report. For additional information on import requirements for goods subject to plant health measures, please turn to the documents quoted above and to the section on Plants and Plant Products in this overview.

    Pesticide Registration

    The document entitled Registration of Pesticides has been updated as regards the fee structure for the registration services provided by the Sahelian Pesticide Committee (Comité Sahélien des Pesticides - CSP), which comes under the Institute of the Sahel (Institut du Sahel - INSAH), i.e. the body responsible for the regional registration of means of plant protection. For additional details, the quoted document and the chapter on Hazardous Goods below may be viewed.
  • 10 Jan 2017 Peru Focus: food additives, certified seed varieties, chemical substances and trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Peru has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Food Additives

    Companies intending to deal in food additives must obtain a sanitary authorisation from the General Environmental Health Directorate (DIGESA) under the Ministry of Health (MINSA). Particular information on this procedure may be viewed in the newly created document entitled Marketing Authorisation for Food Additives. Please also refer the renamed chapter on Sanitary Surveillance below.

    Certified Seed Varieties

    For proving the quality of seeds, the importer is to submit a quality certificate which contains data on the degrees of purity and germination of the imported seed lot. A document entitled Seed Lot Certificate has therefore been included into this documentation and may be viewed for further details.

    Chemical Substances

    The document entitled Import Authorisation for Goods Coming under the Rotterdam Convention has been updated with regard to the processing time pursuant to the Single Text of Administrative Procedures (TUPA - Texto Único de Procedimientos Administrativos).

    Other Changes

    For trade-related news, please refer to the following section.
  • 10 Jan 2017 Afghanistan Amendments as regards prohibited imports, government procurement, labelling requirements and trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Afghanistan.
    The following changes have been made:

    Prohibited Imports

    The list of goods depicted in the section on Import Prohibitions has been revised and extended. For further information on goods banned from importation into Afghanistan, please see the mentioned chapter.

    Government Procurement

    The chapter on Government Procurement has been newly added to this overview in order to provide specifics of the national tendering procedure. Please turn to said section for further details.

    Labelling Requirements

    The mentioned paragraph has been edited with regard to the legal provision which stipulates the Labelling Requirements for medicines and medical devices. Please turn thereto for additional information.

    Other Changes

    For trade-related News, please see the following section.
  • 10 Jan 2017 Guyana
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 09 Jan 2017 United States of America Focus: Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), updated forms, plants and plant products as well as trade-related news.
    The import documentation for the United States has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)

    Recent information on the mandatory use of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) has been provided in the following documents:

    Alcohol Label Approval
    Certification of Conformity for Consumer Products
    Certificate of Non-Preferential Origin
    Commercial Invoice
    Controlled Substances Import Declaration
    Dealer's Permit for Antarctic Marine Living Resources
    Declaration of Chemicals
    Declaration of EPA Conformity for Motor Vehicles
    Declaration of EPA Conformity for Nonroad Engines
    Explosives Licence
    Import Declaration for List I and II Chemicals
    Import Declaration for Live Animals and Animal Reproduction Material
    Import Inspection
    Import Permit for Alcohol
    Import Permit for Animal-Source Materials
    Import Permit for Controlled Substances
    Import Permit for Firearms, Ammunition and Certain Military Equipment
    Import Permit for Genetically Engineered Organisms or Products
    Import Permit for Live Animals and Animal Reproduction Material
    Import Permit for Marine Mammals
    Import Permit for Milk and Cream
    Import Permit for Plants and Plant Products
    Import Permit for Protected Plants and Products Thereof
    Import Permit for Timber and Timber Products
    Import Permit for Tobacco Products
    Import Permit for Veterinary Biologics
    Kimberley Process Certificate
    Licence to Import and Deal in Firearms and Ammunition under the Gun Control Act
    Manufacturer Identification (MID) Code
    Notice of Arrival of Pesticides and Pest Control Devices
    Packing List
    Pro Forma Invoice
    Proof of Preferential Origin
    Pre-Approval for Frozen Toothfish
    Release and Receipt of Firearms, Ammunition and Certain Military Equipment
    Steel Import Licence
    Toothfish Catch Document.

    Updated Forms

    The following documents have been equipped with updated forms:

    Declaration of EPA Conformity for Motor Vehicles
    Entry/Immediate Delivery
    Manifest for Vessels
    Notice of Arrival of Pesticides and Pest Control Devices.

    Plants and Plant Products

    The document entitled Import Permit for Plants and Plant Products has been enhanced with a list of articles which duly require said import permit. Information regarding the requirement of an oral permit in case of other shipments has also been provided.
    Moreover, the document entitled Phytosanitary Certificate has been augmented with details of various additional declarations which are to be made as well as with information regarding goods which may be imported without said certificate.

    Other Changes

    For current trade-related News, please turn to the section below.
  • 09 Jan 2017 Saudi Arabia Amendments as regards persistent organic pollutants (POPs), labelling requirements for toys and consumer devices as well as the regional centre responsible for waste issues have been brought to the import documentation for Saudi Arabia.
    Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

    Information on the trade in POPs as defined by the Stockholm Convention has been added to this overview. For further details, please refer to the section on Chemical Substances and Hazardous Goods in this overview.

    Labelling Requirements for Toys and Consumer Devices

    Labels of electrical and electronic devices as well as of toys subject to Gulf conformity marking (also referred to as G mark) must contain a quick response (QR) code. The exact scope of goods and details of the contents of said code may be viewed in the section on Marking, Packaging and Labelling Requirements in this overview. The responsible authority is the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO). Authorities involved in the control of the respective products (e.g. customs and market surveillance authorities) are intended to be equipped with appropriate devices for evaluating the authenticity of the QR code in order to prevent misuse and fraud.

    Regional Centre Responsible for Waste Issues

    The paragraph on Waste below has been enhanced with information on the Basel Convention Regional Centre (BCRC) for Training and Technology Transfer for Arab States, which is located in Egypt.
  • 09 Jan 2017 South Korea
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 09 Jan 2017 Barbados
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 06 Jan 2017 Russian Federation
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 03 Jan 2017 Ecuador Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes, preferential treatment and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Ecuador. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Ecuador has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Preferential Treatment

    As of 1 January 2017, the multilateral Trade Agreement between the European Union (EU) on the one side and Colombia and Peru on the other side is also provisionally applied for Ecuador, as its Protocol of Accession to the Trade Agreement has been signed on 11 November 2016. In this context, the section on Preferential Treatment of this overview as well as the document entitled Preferential Proof of Origin have been amended in order to depict this provisional application. In addition, the following document has been newly included in this report, describing the proof of preferential origin of goods in the sense of the trade deal:

    EU Proofs of Preferential Origin.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to an Ecuadorian port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 03 Jan 2017 Algeria
    Nomenclature changes
  • 30 Dec 2016 Venezuela Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Venezuela. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Venezuela has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Venezuelan port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Uruguay Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Uruguay. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Uruguay has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Uruguayan port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Turkey Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes, the Carnet A.T.A. and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Turkey. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Turkey has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Carnet A.T.A.

    Turkey is a party to the Customs Convention on the A.T.A. Carnet for the Temporary Admission of Goods (A.T.A. Convention). The sample form displayed in the document entitled Carnet A.T.A. has been replaced by a recent version. Please turn to the quoted document for further details.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Turkish port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Tunisia Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes, the Carnet A.T.A. and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Tunisia. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Tunisia has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Carnet A.T.A.

    Tunisia is a party to the Customs Convention on the A.T.A. Carnet for the Temporary Admission of Goods (A.T.A. Convention). The sample form displayed in the document entitled Carnet A.T.A. has been replaced by a recent version. Please turn to the quoted document for further details.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Tunisian port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Turkmenistan Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Turkmenistan. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Turkmenistan has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Turkmen port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Tajikistan Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes, exchange rate and trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Tajikistan. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Tajikistan has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Exchange Rate

    The paragraph entitled Currency and Payments has been enhanced with regard to the exchange rate of one calculation unit valid for 2017 in accordance with the Law on the State Budget of November 2016.

    Other Changes

    For trade-related News, please see the following section.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Thailand Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes, the Carnet A.T.A. and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Thailand. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Thailand has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Carnet A.T.A.

    Thailand is a party to the Customs Convention on the A.T.A. Carnet for the Temporary Admission of Goods (A.T.A. Convention). The sample form displayed in the document entitled Carnet A.T.A. has been replaced by a recent version. Please turn to the quoted document for further details.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Thai port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Russian Federation Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes, the Carnet A.T.A. and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Russia. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Russia has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Carnet A.T.A.

    Russia is a party to the Customs Convention on the A.T.A. Carnet for the Temporary Admission of Goods (A.T.A. Convention). The sample form displayed in the document entitled Carnet A.T.A. has been replaced by a recent version. Please turn to the quoted document for further details.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Russian port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Paraguay Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Paraguay. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Paraguay has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Paraguayan port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Papua New Guinea Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Papua New Guinea. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Papua New Guinea has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Papua New Guinean port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Nicaragua Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Nicaragua. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Nicaragua has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Nicaraguan port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Malaysia Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes, the Carnet A.T.A. and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Malaysia. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Malaysia has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Carnet A.T.A.

    Malaysia is a party to the Customs Convention on the A.T.A. Carnet for the Temporary Admission of Goods (A.T.A. Convention). The sample form displayed in the document entitled Carnet A.T.A. has been replaced by a recent version. Please turn to the quoted document for further details.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Malaysian port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Mauritius Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes, the Carnet A.T.A. and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Mauritius. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Mauritius has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Carnet A.T.A.

    Mauritius is a party to the Customs Convention on the A.T.A. Carnet for the Temporary Admission of Goods (A.T.A. Convention). The sample form displayed in the document entitled Carnet A.T.A. has been replaced by a recent version. Please turn to the quoted document for further details.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Mauritian port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Morocco Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes, the Carnet A.T.A. and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Morocco. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Morocco has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Carnet A.T.A.

    Morocco is a party to the Customs Convention on the A.T.A. Carnet for the Temporary Admission of Goods (A.T.A. Convention). The sample form displayed in the document entitled Carnet A.T.A. has been replaced by a recent version. Please turn to the quoted document for further details.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Moroccan port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 St. Lucia Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Saint Lucia. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Saint Lucia has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Saint Lucian port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Lebanon Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes, the Carnet A.T.A. and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Lebanon. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Lebanon has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Carnet A.T.A.

    Lebanon is a party to the Customs Convention on the A.T.A. Carnet for the Temporary Admission of Goods (A.T.A. Convention). The sample form displayed in the document entitled Carnet A.T.A. has been replaced by a recent version. Please turn to the quoted document for further details.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Lebanese port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Kyrgyzstan Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and pest risk analysis (PRA) have been brought to the import documentation for Kyrgyzstan. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Kyrgyzstan has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Pest Risk Analysis (PRA)

    A PRA is to be conducted on plant varieties if they are to be imported into the territory of Kyrgyzstan for the first time or from a new country of export. To depict this administrative procedure, a new section on Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) has been incorporated into this overview. For further details of this procedure, please turn to the aforementioned chapter.

    Other Changes

    Information on the membership status of Kyrgyzstan's monitoring authority to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has been included into the section entitled Norms and Standards. For details, refer to the quoted paragraph below.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Japan Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes, the Carnet A.T.A. and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Japan. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Japan has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Carnet A.T.A.

    Japan is a party to the Customs Convention on the A.T.A. Carnet for the Temporary Admission of Goods (A.T.A. Convention). The sample form displayed in the document entitled Carnet A.T.A. has been replaced by a recent version. Please turn to the quoted document for further details.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Japanese port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Jamaica Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Jamaica. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Jamaica has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Jamaican port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Iraq Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Iraq. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Iraq has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to an Iraqi port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Israel Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes, the Carnet A.T.A. and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Israel. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Israel has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Carnet A.T.A.

    Israel is a party to the Customs Convention on the A.T.A. Carnet for the Temporary Admission of Goods (A.T.A. Convention). The sample form displayed in the document entitled Carnet A.T.A. has been replaced by a recent version. Please turn to the quoted document for further details.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to an Israeli port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Haiti Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Haiti. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Haiti has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Haitian port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Honduras Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Honduras. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Honduras has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Honduran port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Guyana Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Guyana. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Guyana has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Guyanese port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Guatemala Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Guatemala. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Guatemala has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Guatemalan port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Georgia Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Georgia. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Georgia has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Georgian port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Gabon Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Gabon. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Gabon has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Gabonese port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Fiji Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Fiji. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Fiji has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Fijian port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Egypt Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Egypt. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Egypt has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to an Egyptian port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Dominican Republic Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for the Dominican Republic. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for the Dominican Republic has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Dominican port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 China Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes, the Carnet A.T.A. and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for the People's Republic of China. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for China has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Carnet A.T.A.

    China is a party to the Customs Convention on the A.T.A. Carnet for the Temporary Admission of Goods (A.T.A. Convention). The sample form displayed in the document entitled Carnet A.T.A. has been replaced by a recent version. Please turn to the quoted document for further details.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Chinese port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Ivory Coast Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes, the Carnet A.T.A. and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Côte d'Ivoire. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Côte d'Ivoire has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Carnet A.T.A.

    Côte d'Ivoire is a party to the Customs Convention on the A.T.A. Carnet for the Temporary Admission of Goods (A.T.A. Convention). The sample form displayed in the document entitled Carnet A.T.A. has been replaced by a recent version. Please turn to the quoted document for further details.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to an Ivorian port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Belize Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Belize. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Belize has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Belizean port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Brazil Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes, the Carnet A.T.A. and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Brazil. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Brazil has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Carnet A.T.A.

    Brazil is a party to the Customs Convention on the A.T.A. Carnet for the Temporary Admission of Goods (A.T.A. Convention). The sample form displayed in the document entitled Carnet A.T.A. has been replaced by a recent version. Please turn to the quoted document for further details.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Brazilian port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Bolivia Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Bolivia. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Bolivia has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Bolivian port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Bangladesh Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Bangladesh. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Bangladesh has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Bangladeshi port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Barbados Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Barbados. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Barbados has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Barbadian port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Azerbaijan Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Azerbaijan. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Azerbaijan has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to an Azerbaijani port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Argentina Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Argentina. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Argentina has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to an Argentine port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Angola Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Angola. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Angola has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to an Angolan port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 30 Dec 2016 Armenia Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Armenia. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Armenia has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to an Armenian port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 23 Dec 2016 Australia
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 22 Dec 2016 Iceland
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 21 Dec 2016 Uruguay
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 16 Dec 2016 Costa Rica
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 14 Dec 2016 South Africa Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes, the Carnet A.T.A. and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for South Africa. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for South Africa has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Carnet A.T.A.

    South Africa is a party to the Customs Convention on the A.T.A. Carnet for the Temporary Admission of Goods (A.T.A. Convention). The sample form displayed in the document entitled Carnet A.T.A. has been replaced by a recent version. Please turn to the quoted document for further details.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a South African port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 14 Dec 2016 Yemen Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Yemen. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Yemen has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Yemeni port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 14 Dec 2016 Vietnam Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Vietnam. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Vietnam has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Vietnamese port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 14 Dec 2016 Uzbekistan Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes, minimum wage (MW) and trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Uzbekistan. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Uzbekistan has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Minimum Wage (MW)

    The chapter entitled Currency and Payments has been enhanced with regard to the exchange rate of one unit of minimum wage (MW) in accordance with the Decree 4822 of 22 August 2016. Please turn thereto for further details.

    Other Changes

    For trade-related news, please turn to the following section.
  • 14 Dec 2016 Tanzania Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Tanzania. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Tanzania has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Tanzanian port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 14 Dec 2016 Trinidad and Tobago Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Trinidad and Tobago. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Trinidad and Tobago has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a port of Trinidad and Tobago and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 14 Dec 2016 Togo Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Togo. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Togo has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Togolese port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 14 Dec 2016 El Salvador Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for El Salvador. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for El Salvador has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Salvadoran port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 14 Dec 2016 Singapore Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes, the Carnet A.T.A. and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Singapore. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Singapore has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Carnet A.T.A.

    Singapore is a party to the Customs Convention on the A.T.A. Carnet for the Temporary Admission of Goods (A.T.A. Convention). The sample form displayed in the document entitled Carnet A.T.A. has been replaced by a recent version. Please turn to the quoted document for further details.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Singaporean port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 14 Dec 2016 Philippines Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for the Philippines. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for the Philippines has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Philippine port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 13 Dec 2016 New Zealand Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes, the Carnet A.T.A. and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for New Zealand. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for New Zealand has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Carnet A.T.A.

    New Zealand is a party to the Customs Convention on the A.T.A. Carnet for the Temporary Admission of Goods (A.T.A. Convention). The sample form displayed in the document entitled Carnet A.T.A. has been replaced by a recent version. Please turn to the quoted document for further details.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a New Zealand port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 13 Dec 2016 Nigeria Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Nigeria. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Nigeria has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Nigerian port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 13 Dec 2016 Mauritania Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Mauritania. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Mauritania has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Mauritanian port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 13 Dec 2016 Moldova Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes, the Carnet A.T.A. and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Moldova. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Moldova has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Carnet A.T.A.

    Moldova is a party to the Customs Convention on the A.T.A. Carnet for the Temporary Admission of Goods (A.T.A. Convention). The sample form displayed in the document entitled Carnet A.T.A. has been replaced by a recent version. Please turn to the quoted document for further details.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Moldovan port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 13 Dec 2016 Sri Lanka Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes, the Carnet A.T.A. and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Sri Lanka. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Sri Lanka has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Carnet A.T.A.

    Sri Lanka is a party to the Customs Convention on the A.T.A. Carnet for the Temporary Admission of Goods (A.T.A. Convention). The sample form displayed in the document entitled Carnet A.T.A. has been replaced by a recent version. Please turn to the quoted document for further details.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Sri Lankan port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 13 Dec 2016 India Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes, the Carnet A.T.A. and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for India. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for India has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Carnet A.T.A.

    India is a party to the Customs Convention on the A.T.A. Carnet for the Temporary Admission of Goods (A.T.A. Convention). The sample form displayed in the document entitled Carnet A.T.A. has been replaced by a recent version. Please turn to the quoted document for further details.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to an Indian port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 13 Dec 2016 Armenia
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 12 Dec 2016 Algeria Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes, the Carnet A.T.A. and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Algeria. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Algeria has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Carnet A.T.A.

    Algeria is a party to the Customs Convention on the A.T.A. Carnet for the Temporary Admission of Goods (A.T.A. Convention). The sample form displayed in the document entitled Carnet A.T.A. has been replaced by a recent version. Please turn to the quoted document for further details.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to an Algerian port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 12 Dec 2016 Costa Rica Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Costa Rica. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Costa Rica has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Costa Rican port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 12 Dec 2016 Congo (Republic of) Enhancements as regards nomenclature changes and the dangerous goods declaration have been brought to the import documentation for Congo. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Future Nomenclature Changes

    The import documentation for Congo has been complemented with information on the Harmonized System in view of the upcoming change of this important basic nomenclature in international trade.

    Dangerous Goods Declaration

    For reasons of customs surveillance and port management, vessels bound to a Congolese port and carrying dangerous goods, e.g. explosives, toxic substances or radioactive material, need to fulfil the prescribed safety standards. Therefore, a Declaration for Dangerous Goods Shipped via Sea Freight in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) elaborated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is usually required. Said document has been enhanced by the introduction of a current sample of the IMO declaration, which is to be prepared to this effect. For more information, the mentioned document may be viewed.
  • 12 Dec 2016 Mauritius
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 12 Dec 2016 Kazakhstan
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 08 Dec 2016 Colombia
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 08 Dec 2016 Belarus
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 07 Dec 2016 El Salvador
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 02 Dec 2016 Norway
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 01 Dec 2016 Zimbabwe Basic delivery.
  • 01 Dec 2016 Namibia Basic delivery.
  • 01 Dec 2016 Madagascar Basic delivery.
  • 01 Dec 2016 Liberia Basic delivery.
  • 01 Dec 2016 Cambodia (Kampuchea) Basic delivery.
  • 01 Dec 2016 Botswana Basic delivery.