Special export procedures

In this section, you will find an overview of all special export procedures: authorised consignor, temporary exportation (customs declaration for temporary admission (ZAVV) – ATA Carnet), repairs and processing traffic, returned goods, bonded warehouses, goods in storage, and temporary and permanent exportation of horses.

  1. Authorised consignor
    As an authorised consignor, you as a company can make an export declaration yourself at an authorised location (usually at the company's registered office). Any goods checks will be carried out by the competent customs office at the authorised location.

  2. Temporary exportation (customs declaration for temporary admission (ZAVV) + ATA Carnet)
    If your goods are only to be exported temporarily, you can clear them through the temporary admission procedure (ZAVV) or by means of an international customs document ATA Carnet. If you would like to export a horse temporarily, for example for a sporting event abroad, find about more about the customs procedure here.

  3. Repairs and processing traffic
    If your goods are only temporarily exported for repair or processing (treatment, processing and repair), the processing traffic procedure is used.

  4. Returned goods
    If you wish to return unaltered goods that were imported from abroad, you can apply for a refund of import duties. For more information, see the customs procedure foreign returned goods.

  5. Bonded warehouses and goods in storage
    If your goods need to be temporarily stored duty unpaid until they are exported, you can use bonded warehouses or open customs warehouses. If you export goods in quantities of at least 10,000kg net mass (so-called bulk goods), you can use the «Warehouses for bulk goods» procedure.

  6. Horses – permanent exportation
    If a horse is destined to remain abroad permanently, you must perform a permanent exportation.


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