The lodging of export declarations with customs authorities is mandatory when goods are leaving the European territory to reach a third country or one of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries. This entails a series of formalities and procedures, in accordance with current legislation.

Though duties and taxes are not imposed by customs authorities when exporting goods from the EU, a significant number of certificates, licences and other documents are required during the export process, either by customs or other public authorities, depending on the nature of the goods, or even by the importer in the third country or the EFTA country.

Available customs procedures such as: Temporary export and re-import, Inward processing, Customs warehousing and all connected customs clearance operations, offer numerous opportunities to the operator.

Examples of export customs clearance services include:

  • Lodging of export declarations.

  • Complete support with personalised presence during physical inspections.

  • Complete assistance in preparation of the supporting documents required for the exportation of goods.

  • Completion of all technical procedures involving other public agencies, such as the General Chemical State Laboratory, Veterinary Inspection Services and the Phyto Pathologists and Agronomists Inspectorate, and up until goods have been cleared.

  • Complete support in transactions with supply chain actors, such as: Cargo terminals, shipping companies, Warehousing and distribution facilities.

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