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  • 27 Jan 2020 Liberia Focus: Customs Export Declaration, Certificate of Airworthiness and Advance Ruling.
    The import documentation for Liberia has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Customs Export Declaration

    As a Customs Export Declaration is required for the issue of a Cargo Tracking Note, this report has been enhanced with said newly created document. Please refer thereto for further details.

    Certificate of Airworthiness

    Since a Certificate of Airworthiness may be required in order to prove the aircraft's conformity to the applicable national and international technical norms, the same-named document has been added to this import documentation. Please turn to the quoted document for more information.

    Advance Ruling

    The document entitled Advance Ruling has been newly incorporated into the import report for Liberia. Further details may be obtained therefrom and from the chapter on Customs Procedures below.
  • 27 Jan 2020 Australia Amendments as regards aircraft, ozone-depleting substances (ODS) as well as contact details have been brought to the import documentation for Australia. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Aircraft

    The chapter on Aircraft in this overview has been newly created. Please refer thereto for information on the requirements for aircraft to be imported into Australia.

    Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS)

    The paragraph on Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS) below has been enhanced with specifics on the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol which Australia has accepted. Please see said section for further particulars of this matter.

    Contact Details

    The contact details of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency have been updated in this overview. Please consult the corresponding chapter below for general information on the importation of asbestos into Australia.
  • 27 Jan 2020 Uzbekistan
    Nomenclature changes
  • 27 Jan 2020 Ivory Coast
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 24 Jan 2020 Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244) Focus: radioactive substances, Homologation of Motor Vehicles, aircraft and model certificates.
    The import documentation for Kosovo has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Radioactive Substances

    As both a licence and a permit to import open or sealed sources of radiation into the country are to be obtained from the Kosovo Agency for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety, the following documents have been added to the set of documents of the import report for Kosovo and may be consulted for specifics:

    Licence to Import and Transport Radioactive Substances
    Permit to Import and Transport Radioactive Substances.

    Homologation of Motor Vehicles

    New and used vehicles to be imported into Kosovo must conform to international, regional and national standards. In general, vehicles having received a type approval in the European Union (EU) may be imported without the completion of further measures. Otherwise, a Homologation of Motor Vehicles may be required. Consequently, the mentioned document has been newly incorporated into this report and may be viewed for particulars.

    Aircraft

    The document entitled Certificate of Airworthiness has been introduced to the set of documents of this import report. Information on the requirements to import aircraft into Kosovo may be obtained from the quoted document and the section on Aircraft further below.

    Model Certificates

    The model form displayed in the document entitled Free Sale Certificate has been replaced by an updated version; please turn thereto for additional details.
  • 24 Jan 2020 Brunei Amendments as regards authorised economic operators (AEOs), aircraft, as well as trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Brunei Darussalam. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Authorised Economic Operators (AEO)

    The chapter entitled Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) has been introduced to this overview for reasons of clarity and greater transparency. Please refer thereto for particulars of this matter.

    Aircraft

    In order to import aircraft into Brunei Darussalam, a certificate of airworthiness may have to be applied for at the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA). Therefore, the section on Aircraft further below has been newly created. More information may be obtained therefrom.

    Other Changes

    The following paragraph contains information on trade-related news.
  • 24 Jan 2020 Montenegro
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 24 Jan 2020 Honduras
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 24 Jan 2020 Chile
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 23 Jan 2020 Bahamas Focus: Registration as a User of the Click2Clear (C2C) Online Portal as well as trade-related news. The import documentation for the Bahamas has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Registration as a User of the Click2Clear (C2C) Online Portal

    The document entitled Registration as a User of the Click2Clear (C2C) Online Portal has been revised and brought up to date. Furthermore, the screenshot of the online application form has been updated to the latest version. Please turn to the mentioned document for further details of this matter.

    Other Changes

    The following chapter contains information on trade-related news.
  • 23 Jan 2020 United Arab Emirates Amendments as regards petroleum products, radio and telecommunications terminal equipment (RTTE) as well as standardisation have been brought to the import documentation for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The following changes have been made:

    Petroleum Products

    A new chapter entitled Petroleum Products has been added to this overview. Please refer thereto for further details of the importation of said products.

    Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (RTTE)

    The section on Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (RTTE) has been blue-penciled. Please turn to the quoted chapter for information on the importation on telecommunications equipment.

    Standardisation

    The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), i.e. the authority responsible for standardisation in the United Arab Emirates, is a member of certain international standardisation organisations. Information on this matter has been introduced to the paragraph on Standardisation below. Please turn thereto for further particulars.
  • 23 Jan 2020 Moldova
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 23 Jan 2020 Liberia
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 23 Jan 2020 Guyana
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 22 Jan 2020 South Korea Focus: Import Declaration for Foodstuffs, narcotics and psychotropic products, medical equipment as well as trade-related news.
    The import documentation for South Korea has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Import Declaration for Foodstuffs

    The document entitled Import Declaration for Foodstuffs has been completely revised. Moreover, the application form displayed in the mentioned document has been exchanged for its most recent version which includes updated documents to be enclosed, amongst others. Details may be obtained from the quoted document.

    Narcotics and Psychotropic Products

    In accordance with the Enforcement Regulations of the Narcotics Control Act (as amended), the document entitled Licence to Handle Narcotics has been verified and equipped with the current version of the application form. Please see said document for further information on this matter.

    Medical Equipment

    The application procedure for an Import Permit for Medical Equipment has been edited as regards the corresponding processing fees. Furthermore, a more recent version of the application form has been added to the mentioned document. For particulars, please refer thereto.

    Other Changes

    For current trade-related News, please turn to the following chapter.
  • 22 Jan 2020 Indonesia Amendments as regards the classification of goods, the Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) as well as trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Indonesia. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Classification of Goods

    The assignment of commodity codes, i.e. the classification of goods, pertaining to the documents entitled Import Approval (PI) as well as Appointment as IT has been reviewed and updated in accordance with the most recent list of regulated products.

    Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI)

    The list of goods subject to Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) in Indonesia as displayed in the corresponding section in this overview has been reviewed. A new legal basis for textiles, i.e. Regulation No. 77 of 2019 amending Regulation No. 77/M-Dag/Per/11/2016 on the importation of textiles, has been issued in late 2019. The conditions as stipulated in the above-mentioned chapter still apply. Particulars on the various measures may be obtained therefrom as well as from the document entitled Inspection Order.

    Other Changes

    For current trade-related News, please turn to the following chapter.
  • 22 Jan 2020 United States of America
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 22 Jan 2020 Saudi Arabia
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 21 Jan 2020 Hong Kong Amendments as regards radio equipment as well as aircraft have been brought to the import documentation for Hong Kong. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Radio Equipment

    The chapter on Radio Equipment in this overview has been blue-pencilled as regards the corresponding documents required for the importation into and the sale of such goods in Hong Kong. Please refer to the quoted section for specifics.

    Aircraft

    Details of the requirements to import aircraft into the country have been implemented in the same-named paragraph below. More information may be obtained therefrom.
  • 21 Jan 2020 Canada Focus: aluminium products, classification of goods, revised documents, foodstuffs, goods containing animal products, Carnet A.T.A. and model certificates.
    The import documentation for Canada has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Aluminium Products

    As aluminium products have recently been added to the list of goods subject to Import Control, the document entitled General Import Permit for Aluminium Products has been newly incorporated into this report. For more information, the quoted document and chapter in this overview may be viewed.

    Classification of Goods

    As of 12 December 2019, import reporting requirements have been added for the following new products: designated centrifugal and other pumps as well as heat-exchange units. Consequently, the classification of goods, i.e. the assignment of commodity codes, pertaining to the document entitled Energy Efficiency Report, which is required by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), has been adjusted.

    Revised Documents

    Following the revision of the documents of this report in accordance with the currently valid legislation, the following documents have been modified with regard to various details, e.g. the required minimum content or the official form:

    Advance Commercial Information
    Customs Import Declaration
    Import Permit for Designated Plants and Plant Products
    Manifest
    Registration as EDI Client.

    Please refer to the quoted documents and to the section on Advance Commercial Information (ACI) below for additional information.

    Foodstuffs

    The document entitled Import Licence for Foodstuffs has been furnished with a list of the food commodities which may only be imported with a valid licence since 15 January 2020. For all other foods, the import licence will be required as of 15 July 2020. For further details, please turn to the quoted document.

    Goods Containing Animal Products

    On 1 November 2019, amended guidelines for the importation of goods of animal origin containing multiple ingredients came into effect. Ingredient percentages are no longer used to determine import conditions. Instead, the focus is on disease risk. Therefore, the import requirements have changed and, in some cases, become more stringent. A transitional period of one year has been granted, during which any issued Permit to Import Animals and Animal Products must be renewed. The mentioned document and the paragraph on Animals and Products of Animal Origin in this overview may be viewed for particulars.

    Carnet A.T.A.

    The document entitled Carnet A.T.A. has been reviewed and equipped with information on further conventions in the framework of which the carnet may be used.

    Model Certificates

    The model form displayed in the document entitled Free Sale Certificate has been replaced by an updated version; please turn thereto for additional details.
  • 21 Jan 2020 Peru
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 20 Jan 2020 Mexico Amendments as regards the assignment of commodity codes, declaration of currency as well as trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Mexico. The following changes have been made:

    Assignment of Commodity Codes

    The assignment of commodity codes, i.e. the classification of goods pertaining to the document entitled Automatic Import Permit, has been updated in accordance with recent modifications to the applicable legal basis. Please see the mentioned document as well as the chapter on Goods Controlled by the Ministry of Economy (SE) in this overview for more information on said procedure.

    Declaration of Currency

    As the importation of currency exceeding a value of 10,000 USD is to be declared to the Mexican customs authorities, the paragraph on Currency and Payments further below has been enhanced with details thereof. For specifics, please turn to the quoted section.

    Other Changes

    For current trade-related News, please refer to the paragraph below.
  • 20 Jan 2020 Laos Focus: Trademark Registration, importation of films and country of origin labelling. The import documentation for Laos has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Trademark Registration

    The document entitled Trademark Registration has been newly incorporated into the set of documents for the import report for Laos. More information on the requirements for said procedure may be obtained from the quoted document as well as the chapter on Registration in this overview.

    Importation of Films

    Information on the importation of films into the country has been added into this import report in the document entitled Approval to Import Films. Particulars may be obtained therefrom.

    Country of Origin Labelling

    The section on Country of Origin Labelling has been newly created in this overview. Please refer thereto for particulars of the country of origin labelling requirements for Laos.
  • 20 Jan 2020 Cameroon
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 20 Jan 2020 United Arab Emirates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 17 Jan 2020 Oman Amendments as regards foreign investment, border crossing points as well as trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Oman. The following changes have been made:

    Foreign Investment

    Pursuant to Royal Decree 50/2019, the Foreign Capital Investment Law was amended. The Decree entered into force on 2 January 2020. Consequently, the paragraph on Investment and Government Procurement has been updated. Please turn to said chapter for further details on this matter.

    Border Crossing Points

    The list on the customs offices of entry in Oman for sea freight has been blue-penciled. Please turn to the chapter on Customs Regulations for further specifics.

    Other Changes

    The following chapter contains information on trade-related news.
  • 17 Jan 2020 Switzerland Focus: assignment of commodity codes to import measures, precious metals and contact details.
    The import documentation for Switzerland has been reviewed and amended accordingly. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Assignment of Commodity Codes to Import Measures

    The tariff codes assigned to the documents in this report have been checked in accordance with the current Swiss import regime. While some of the code lists have remained unchanged with the beginning of the new year 2020, the official modifications have been incorporated into the report as regards the following documents:

    General Import Permit for Agricultural Products
    General Import Permit for Ozone-Depleting Substances
    General Import Permit for War Materials
    Licence to Deal in War Materials
    Registration with ELIC.

    Precious Metals

    On 1 January 2020, the Ordinance on the Fees for Precious Metals Control took effect. Therefore, the corresponding fees in the documents entitled Hallmarking of Precious Metals as well as Responsibility Mark for Precious Metals have been amended to this effect. Furthermore, the contact details of the responsible authority have been brought up to date. Please refer to the quoted documents for further information on this matter.

    Contact Details

    The contact details of the following authorities of this import report have been brought up to date, as applicable:

    Agroscope
    Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG)
    Federal Office for National Economic Supply (FONES).
  • 17 Jan 2020 Syria
    Nomenclature changes
  • 16 Jan 2020 Cambodia (Kampuchea) Focus: trademarks, radio and telecommunications equipment (RTTE), contact details as well as country of origin labelling. The import documentation for Cambodia has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Trademarks

    The document entitled Trademark Registration has been newly added to the set of documents for the import report for Cambodia. More information on the requirements for such registration may be obtained from the quoted document and the section on Registration in this overview.

    Radio and Telecommunications Equipment (RTTE)

    A new document entitled Permit to Import Radio and Telecommunications Equipment (RTTE) has been created. Please consult the mentioned document for specifics of the importation of RTTE into Cambodia.

    Contact Details

    The contact details of the General Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) have been reviewed and updated in the concerned documents of this import report, as applicable.

    Country of Origin Labelling

    The chapter on Country of Origin Labelling has been newly created in this overview. Please refer to the quoted section for details of this matter.
  • 16 Jan 2020 Cameroon Amendments as regards the Minamata Convention, norms and standards as well as trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Cameroon. The following changes have been made:

    Minamata Convention

    The chapter on Chemicals and Hazardous Goods in this overview has been enhanced with regard to the national authority in charge within the framework of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Please refer thereto for additional details.

    Norms and Standards

    For reasons of clarity and greater transparency, the paragraph on Norms and Standards further below has been restructured and may be consulted for general information concerning this matter.

    Other Changes

    Current trade-related News have been described in the following section, which may be viewed for details.
  • 16 Jan 2020 South Korea
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 16 Jan 2020 Albania
    Nomenclature changes
  • 15 Jan 2020 Kenya Focus: Certificate of Airworthiness, Import Declaration Form, PVoC Licence as well as trade-related news. The import documentation for Kenya has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Certificate of Airworthiness

    A new document entitled Certificate of Airworthiness has been added to the set of documents of this import report. Please refer to said document as well as to the section on Aircraft for further details of the importation of aircrafts.

    Import Declaration Form

    In November 2019, the Government of Kenya passed the Finance Act No. 23 of 2019. As stipulated in said Act, the deposit fee for the Import Declaration Form has changed. Consequently, the document entitled Import Declaration Form has been amended. Please turn thereto for further particulars.

    PVoC Licence

    The application form contained in the document entitled PVoC Licence has been updated to a more recent version. Please consult the quoted document for more specifics.

    Other Changes

    The following chapter contains information on trade-related news.
  • 15 Jan 2020 Guinea Amendments as regards norms and standards, country of origin labelling as well as trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Guinea.
    The following changes have been made:

    Norms and Standards

    Details with regard to standardisation organisations which Guinea is a party to have been included in the paragraph on Norms and Standards below. Please turn thereto for additional information.

    Country of Origin Labelling

    The chapter on Country of Origin Labelling has been newly added to this overview and may be referred to for particulars concerning this matter.

    Other Changes

    Current trade-related News have been described in the following section, which may be viewed for details.
  • 15 Jan 2020 Malaysia
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 15 Jan 2020 Belarus
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 15 Jan 2020 Brazil
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 14 Jan 2020 Ukraine Focus: merger of authorities, updated forms, fee payments as well as radio and telecommunications terminal equipment (RTTE) and trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Ukraine has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Merger of Authorities

    Due to the restructure of governmental responsibilities, the former Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources and the Ministry of Energy and Coal Mining have been merged into one institution and renamed to the Ministry of Energy and Environment Protection. Furthermore, the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing Management is now the new Ministry for Communities and Territories Development. The Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food have also been integrated into a single body and renamed to the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture.
    Moreover, on 8 December 2019, the new State Customs Service started to operate in Ukraine and thus superseded the formerly responsible State Fiscal Service. These amendments have been reflected throughout this import report, where applicable.

    Updated Forms

    The forms depicted in the following documents have been exchanged for their current versions:

    Licence to Deal in Non-Military Arms and Ammunition and Self-Defence Items
    Licence to Import and Deal in Narcotics, Psychotropic Substances and Precursors.

    Please refer to the quoted documents for details.

    Fee Payments

    In accordance with the Ukrainian legislation, the minimum wage (MW) and minimum subsistence (MS) units stipulated for 2020 have been revised in the corresponding chapter on Currency and Payments in this overview. For details, please turn to the mentioned section below.

    Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (RTTE)

    The contact details of the National Commission for the Regulation of Telecommunications and Informatics have been brought up to date in the document entitled Registration of Radio Frequency Devices, which may be viewed for specifics.

    Other Changes

    Trade-related news have been provided in the following paragraph.
  • 14 Jan 2020 Congo Democratic Republic of Amendments as regards the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), norms and standards as well as country of origin labelling have been brought to the import documentation for the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
    The following changes have been made:

    Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)

    Information on the national authority in charge within the framework of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, also referred to as the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), has been added to the section on Hazardous Goods in this overview, which may be viewed for particulars.

    Norms and Standards

    The paragraph on Norms and Standards below has been enhanced with regard to international standardisation organisations which the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a member of. Please refer thereto for further details.

    Country of Origin Labelling

    The chapter on Country of Origin Labelling has been newly added to this overview and may be viewed for particulars concerning this matter.
  • 14 Jan 2020 Turkey
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 14 Jan 2020 Azerbaijan
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 13 Jan 2020 Senegal Amendments as regards aircraft, contact details and standardisation have been brought to the import documentation for Senegal. The following changes have been made:

    Aircraft

    The chapter on Aircraft has been newly added to this overview, providing information on the importation of aircraft into Senegal. Further details may be obtained from the quoted section.

    Contact Details

    The contact details of the Ministry of the Interior have been brought up to date in this overview as applicable.

    Standardisation

    For reasons of clarity and greater transparency, the section on Standardisation further below has been restructured. Please consult the mentioned paragraph for general information concerning this matter.
  • 13 Jan 2020 Norway Focus: computerised information management system for official controls (IMSOC), alcoholic beverages as well as the Certificate of Airworthiness.
    The import documentation for Norway has been reviewed and amended accordingly. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Computerised Information Management System for Official Controls (IMSOC)

    In the framework of the computerised information management system for official controls (IMSOC), a new version of the Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES) referred to as TRACES-NT (New Technology) has been developed by the European Commission, which also enables the processing of certain documents in Norway as of 14 December 2019. Pursuant to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1714, the forms contained in the following documents have been replaced for their current official model forms:

    Common Entry Document for High Risk Food and Feed Products
    Common Veterinary Entry Document for Animal Products
    Common Veterinary Entry Document for Live Animals
    Health Certificate for Designated Fishery Products.

    The new forms are compatible with the new version of the TRACES-NT.
    Moreover, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 of 22 October 2019 entered into force on 14 December 2019, harmonising and repealing a number of previous regulations related to the entry of high risk food and feed, e.g. the following:

    Commission Regulation (EC) No 882/2004
    Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 669/2009
    Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 884/2014 on maximum levels of aflatoxins.

    Alcoholic Beverages

    The document entitled Registration of Importers and Wholesale Traders of Alcoholic Beverages has been reviewed and updated as regards the applicable processing fees and the corresponding application form for the registration with Vinmonopolet, i.e. one of the responsible authorities for such procedure. Please refer to the quoted document for further information on this matter.

    Certificate of Airworthiness

    In order to import and operate aircraft in Norway, a Certificate of Airworthiness may have to be obtained from the Civil Aviation Authority - Norway (Luftfartstilsynet). Therefore, the document entitled Certificate of Airworthiness has been newly incorporated into the set of documents for this import report. Particulars may be obtained therefrom.
  • 13 Jan 2020 Laos
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 13 Jan 2020 Jamaica
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 10 Jan 2020 North Macedonia Focus: electronic import licensing system, Carnet A.T.A., model certificates as well as contact details.
    The import documentation for North Macedonia has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Electronic Import Licensing System

    Following the revision of the data concerning the electronic "one-stop-shop" system for licensing the import, export and transit of goods and tariff quotas, also referred to as EXIM, the following documents have been newly incorporated into this report:

    Registration with the Electronic Import Licensing System
    Approval to Import Cosmetic Products and Children's Toys.

    Carnet A.T.A.

    The document entitled Carnet A.T.A. has been reviewed and equipped with information on further conventions in the framework of which the carnet may be used as well as on specific language requirements.

    Model Certificates

    The model form displayed in the document entitled Free Sale Certificate has been replaced by an updated version; please turn thereto for additional details.

    Contact Details

    The contact information of the following authorities has been brought up to date in all relevant documents of this report:

    Agency for Electronic Communications (AEC)
    Central Register of the Republic of North Macedonia
    Ministry of Defence
    Ministry of Economy
    Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning (MOEPP).
  • 10 Jan 2020 Bahrain Amendments as regards prohibited imports, the labelling requirements for articles made from plastic as well as trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Bahrain. The following changes have been made:

    Prohibited Imports

    In its official Gazette, the Government of Bahrain announced that the importation and distribution of steroids is banned in Bahrain. The paragraph on Import Prohibitions in this overview as well as the document entitled Prohibited Imports have been brought up to date. Please refer thereto for further specifics.

    Labelling of Plastic Products

    The paragraph on labelling requirements for articles made from plastic in the chapter on Packaging, Marking and Labelling Requirements has been amended. Please refer to said section for additional details of this matter.

    Other Changes

    The following chapter contains information on trade-related news.
  • 10 Jan 2020 Sri Lanka
    Nomenclature changes
  • 10 Jan 2020 St. Lucia
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 09 Jan 2020 Ghana Amendments as regards ozone-depleting substances (ODS), the Minamata Convention as well as trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Ghana.
    The following changes have been made:

    Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS)

    Ghana's ratification of the Kigali Amendment of 2019 to the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer has been reflected in the chapter on Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS) in this overview. For more information, please turn thereto.

    Minamata Convention

    Particulars of the national focal point within the framework of the Minamata Convention have been incorporated into the section on Chemicals and Hazardous Goods below. Additional details may be obtained therefrom.

    Other Changes

    Current trade-related News have been provided in the following paragraph, which may be referred to for specifics.
  • 09 Jan 2020 Botswana Focus: Standards Import Inspection Regulations (SIIR) conformity programme, agricultural products, agrochemicals as well as trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Botswana has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Standards Import Inspection Regulations (SIIR) Conformity Programme

    The recognised testing laboratory for the testing of, inter alia, animal feeds within the Botswanan Standards Import Inspection Regulations (SIIR) conformity programme has changed and is now the Botswana Meat Commission. Therefore, the document entitled Certificate of Conformity for SIIR has been amended accordingly. Please refer to the quoted document for details.

    Agricultural Products

    For the importation of designated agricultural goods, a Permit to Import Agricultural Products is to be obtained from the Department of Agricultural Business Promotion (DABP) under the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security. The same-named document has been newly added to the set of documents of this import report. Particulars of the application procedure may be obtained from the mentioned document.

    Agrochemicals

    In order to import agrochemicals into Botswana, such goods must be registered with the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security. A corresponding document entitled Registration of Agrochemicals outlining the registration procedure has been newly created for this import report. For more information, please see said document as well as the chapter on Hazardous Substances and Waste in this overview.

    Other Changes

    Current trade-related News have been brought to the following paragraph, please turn thereto for specifics.
  • 09 Jan 2020 Norway
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 09 Jan 2020 Namibia
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 09 Jan 2020 China
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 08 Jan 2020 Benin Focus: Declaration of Dutiable Value, Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) and Customs Export Declaration.
    The import documentation for Benin has been revised and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Declaration of Dutiable Value

    The document entitled Declaration of Dutiable Value has been added to the import documentation for Benin as said declaration is a prerequisite for an Advance Declaration. Please turn to the quoted document for specifics.

    Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)

    As an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programme is in its pilot phase in Benin, the same-named document has been newly incorporated into the import report for Benin. Additional information may be obtained therefrom.

    Customs Export Declaration

    Since a Customs Export Declaration may be required for the issue of an Electronic Cargo Tracking Note, this report has been enhanced with said newly created document. Please refer thereto for further details.
  • 08 Jan 2020 Afghanistan Amendments as regards medicines and medical devices, standardisation as well as contact details have been brought to the import documentation for Afghanistan.
    The following changes have been made:

    Medicines and Medical Devices

    In order to import raw materials intended for the manufacture of medicines and medical devices into Afghanistan, an import permit is to be obtained from the competent General Directorate of Pharmaceutical Affairs (GDPA). Hence, the chapter on Medicinal Products and Related Goods in this overview has been edited accordingly. Details may be found in the quoted section.

    Standardisation

    The list of product groups to which standards stipulated by the responsible authority for standardisation, i.e. the Afghanistan National Standards Authority (ANSA), apply has been extended. For more information on this matter, please see the paragraph on Norms and Standards further below.

    Contact Details

    The contact details of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) as well as of the Afghanistan National Standards Authority (ANSA) have been verified and brought up to date throughout this overview. Please turn to the chapters on Live Animals and Products of Animal Origin, Pest Risk Analysis (PRA), Plants and Plant Products as well as Norms and Standards below for specifics.
  • 08 Jan 2020 Trinidad and Tobago
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 08 Jan 2020 New Zealand
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 08 Jan 2020 Kuwait Editorial amendment.
  • 07 Jan 2020 United States of America Focus: revised customs documents, narcotic drugs and other controlled substances, application forms and model certificates, application fees and trade-related news.
    The import documentation for the United States (U.S.) of America has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Revised Customs Documents

    Following the revision of the documents of this report in accordance with the currently valid legislation, the following documents as required by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have been adjusted with regard to various details, e.g. the minimum content or the method of submission of the document:

    Cargo Release/Simplified Entry
    Commercial Invoice
    Customs Bond
    Manifest for Aircraft
    Manifest for Vessels.

    Please refer to the quoted documents for additional information.

    Narcotic Drugs and Other Controlled Substances

    The procedures pertaining to the importation of and trade in narcotic drugs and other controlled substances have been completely revised and adjusted, as applicable. For further details, please see the following documents:

    Registration under the Controlled Substances Act
    Import Permit for Controlled Substances
    Import Declaration for List I and II Chemicals
    Controlled Substances Import Declaration.

    Application Forms and Model Certificates

    The following documents have been equipped with updated application forms:

    Alcohol Dealer Registration
    FCC Registration Number
    Import Permit for Live Animals and Animal Reproduction Material
    Licence to Import and Deal in Firearms and Ammunition under the Gun Control Act
    Licence to Import Nuclear Equipment and Radioactive Materials
    Manifest for Vessels
    Pre-Approval for Frozen Toothfish
    Registration as Importer under the Arms Export Control Act
    Registration of New Plant Varieties
    Registration of Pesticide-Producing Establishments
    Toothfish Shipment Report
    Transportation Entry.

    In addition, the model form displayed in the document entitled Certificate of Free Sale has been replaced by an updated version; please turn thereto for additional details.

    Application Fees

    Particulars on the fee structure and the currently valid fees for designated application procedures have been displayed in the following documents, which may be viewed for specifics:

    Approval of New Drugs
    Registration of Medical Devices Establishment.

    Other Changes

    Several other documents have been amended with regard to various details, e.g. the contact information of the responsible authorities.
    Current trade-related News have been brought to the following paragraph, which may be viewed for specifics.
  • 07 Jan 2020 Saudi Arabia Amendments as regards petroleum products, standardisation as well as trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Saudi Arabia. The following changes have been made:

    Petroleum Products

    A new chapter entitled Petroleum Products has been added to this overview. Please refer thereto for further details of the importation of said products.

    Standardisation

    From 15 January 2020 onwards, the last groups of products will be added to the SALEEM programme. The new programme is then fully implemented and the conformity assesment procedures have been completly revised. In general, there are only few products excepted from the mandatory programme. For further information on this matter please refer to the section on Standardisation as well as to the following documents:

    Registration for Product Conformity/PCoC
    Verification of Conformity/Shipment Certificate
    SABER Registration.

    Other Changes

    The following chapter contains information on trade-related news.
  • 07 Jan 2020 Peru Focus: authorised economic operator (AEO) scheme, import prohibitions, controlled chemicals and trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Peru has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Scheme

    Following the implementation of the strategy for trade facilitation between the member countries of the Andean Community (ANCOM, Comunidad Andina - CAN), the corresponding mutual recognition agreement with regard to the authorised economic operator (AEO, operador económico autorizado - OEA) scheme has been signed by all member states, i.e. Peru, Bolivia, Colombia and Ecuador. The document entitled Certificate of an Authorised Economic Operator has been amplified to this effect.

    Import Prohibitions

    The classification of goods, i.e. the assignment of national tariff codes to the document entitled Prohibited Imports, has been adjusted in accordance with the Peruvian import regime.

    Controlled Chemicals

    The document entitled Import Authorisation for Controlled Chemical Substances and Supervised Products has been amended with regard to various procedural details, e.g. the mode of submission of documents. Please see the aforementioned document for specifics.

    Other Changes

    Trade-related news have been provided in the following paragraph.
  • 07 Jan 2020 South Africa
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 07 Jan 2020 Myanmar
    Nomenclature changes
  • 07 Jan 2020 Japan
    Nomenclature changes
  • 07 Jan 2020 Botswana
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 06 Jan 2020 Ukraine
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 06 Jan 2020 Taiwan
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 03 Jan 2020 Bahamas
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 02 Jan 2020 Russian Federation
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 02 Jan 2020 India
    Nomenclature changes
  • 02 Jan 2020 Hong Kong
    Nomenclature changes
  • 02 Jan 2020 Canada
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 02 Jan 2020 Belize
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 30 Dec 2019 Zimbabwe Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Zimbabwe. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 South Africa Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for South Africa. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Yemen Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Yemen. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Vietnam Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Vietnam. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Venezuela Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Venezuela. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Uzbekistan Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Uzbekistan. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Uruguay Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Uruguay. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Uganda Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Uganda. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Tanzania Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Tanzania. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Taiwan Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Taiwan. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Trinidad and Tobago Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Trinidad and Tobago. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Turkey Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Turkey. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Tunisia Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Tunisia. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Turkmenistan Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Turkmenistan. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Tajikistan Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Tajikistan. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Thailand Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Thailand. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Togo Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Togo. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Syria Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Syria. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 El Salvador Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for El Salvador. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Singapore Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Singapore. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Sudan Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for the Republic of Sudan. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Russian Federation Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Russia. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Serbia Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Serbia. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Qatar Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Qatar. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Paraguay Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Paraguay. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Pakistan Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Pakistan. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Philippines Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for the Philippines. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Papua New Guinea Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Papua New Guinea. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Panama Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Panama. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 New Zealand Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for New Zealand. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Nicaragua Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Nicaragua. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Nigeria Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Nigeria. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Namibia Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Namibia. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Mozambique Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Mozambique. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Malaysia Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Malaysia. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Mauritius Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Mauritius. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Mauritania Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Mauritania. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Myanmar Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Myanmar. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Mali Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Mali. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Madagascar Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Madagascar. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Montenegro Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Montenegro. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Moldova Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Moldova. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Morocco Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Morocco. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Libya Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Libya. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Sri Lanka Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Sri Lanka. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 St. Lucia Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Saint Lucia. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Lebanon Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Lebanon. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Kazakhstan Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Kazakhstan. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Kuwait Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Kuwait. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Kyrgyzstan Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Kyrgyzstan. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Japan Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Japan. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Jordan Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Jamaica Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Jamaica. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Iceland Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Iceland. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Iran Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Iran. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Iraq Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Iraq. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 India Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for India. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Israel Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Israel. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Haiti Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Haiti. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Honduras Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Honduras. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Guyana Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Guyana. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Guatemala Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Guatemala. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Georgia Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Georgia. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 United Kingdom Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for the United Kingdom (UK). Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Gabon Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Gabon. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Fiji Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Fiji. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Ethiopia Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Ethiopia. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Egypt Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Egypt. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Ecuador Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Ecuador. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Algeria Amendments and enhancements as regards the terms of delivery and payment for imported goods as well as the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Algeria. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Terms of Delivery and Payment for Imported Goods

    By virtue of letter no. 479/DGC/2019, the Professional Association of Banks and Financial Establishments (Association Professionnelle des Banques et Etablissements Financiers - ABEF) of Algeria has published new stipulations for the management of commodities to be imported. From 31 December 2019 onwards, imports must exclusively be made on the basis of the International Commercial Term (Incoterm®) Free On Board (FOB).
    This measure had initially been introduced for completely knocked down (CKD) or semi knocked down (SKD) mobile phones and electrical household equipment. For said products, further requirements as to the payment period and the nationality of maritime carriers apply. Please also turn to the chapter on Currency and Payments below for additional details.

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Dominican Republic Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for the Dominican Republic. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Cuba Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Cuba. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Costa Rica Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Costa Rica. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Colombia Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Colombia. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 China Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for the P.R. of China. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Chile Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Chile. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Ivory Coast Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Côte d'Ivoire. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Congo (Republic of) Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Congo. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Belize Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Belize. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Belarus Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Belarus. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Brazil Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Brazil. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Bolivia Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Bolivia. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Bermuda Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Bermuda. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Bangladesh Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Bangladesh. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Barbados Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Barbados. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Bosnia and Herzegovina Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Azerbaijan Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Azerbaijan. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Argentina Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Argentina. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Angola Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Angola. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Armenia Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Armenia. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 30 Dec 2019 Albania Enhancements as regards the Incoterms® 2020 have been brought to the import documentation for Albania. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Incoterms® 2020

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised and updated the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®), resulting in the new Incoterms® 2020, which will be effective from the beginning of 2020. Although the inclusion of these commercial terms and rules into sales contracts is optional, they are widely used in international trade practice. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Incoterms® in this overview.
  • 19 Dec 2019 Colombia
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 18 Dec 2019 Panama
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 18 Dec 2019 Ecuador
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 17 Dec 2019 Zimbabwe
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 16 Dec 2019 Iceland
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 13 Dec 2019 Mexico
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 12 Dec 2019 Guatemala
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 11 Dec 2019 Papua New Guinea
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 11 Dec 2019 Costa Rica
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 10 Dec 2019 Switzerland
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 06 Dec 2019 Madagascar
    Nomenclature changes
  • 06 Dec 2019 Georgia
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 05 Dec 2019 Uruguay
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 05 Dec 2019 Kenya
    Nomenclature changes
    Amendments to the internal taxation
  • 04 Dec 2019 El Salvador
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 04 Dec 2019 Morocco
    Changes of tariff rates
  • 03 Dec 2019 Egypt
    Changes of tariff rates