Japan to Greece
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In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Greece.
Importers must apply for an import license which will be given to authorized warehouse keepers or registered consignees only, according to the council directive concerning general agreements for excise duty. Shipments with alcoholic beverages will be moved in bond to their warehouse for final clearance.
Private individuals can import small amounts of alcoholic beverages within gift shipments. VAT and excise duty apply.
All import, export, re-export and introduction from the sea of species covered by the Convention has to be authorized through a licensing system.
Shipper needs to provide the following documentation:
Invoice with the scientific name and CITES certificate.
Additional charges will be applicable. Products of animals or plants subject to CITES can only be accepted under a special contract for International Special Commodities (ISC).
The Commodity is considered a pharmaceutical product,and requires an Import Licence.
Expect clearance delays of approximately 5 to 6 days.
Accessorial charges of 10.50 EUR apply.
Based on the regulation, controls must be performed at the point of introduction into the EU by the competent authorities. They include documentary checks on all consignments and identity or physical checks (including laboratory checks) on 10% of the consignments. All consignments of kitchen tableware (HS code 3924 1000) originated or consigned from China or Hong Kong must be accompanied by a declaration confirming that it meets the requirements concerning the release of primary aromatic amines and formaldehyde. The declaration shall be accompanied by a laboratory report that the consignments fulfill the requirements.
The goods and declaration must be examined at the first point of introduction into the EU.
The consignments shall be notified at the first point of introduction at least two working days in advance.
Our main points of entry (Cologne, Germany and East Midlands, United Kingdom) are not competent to perform the checks and forwarding under bond is prohibited without the checks. Products covered by the new regulation and destined to the EU can not be accepted by UPS. Exporters should clearly state on the invoice the material and the country of origin of plastic kitchenware to avoid holds on commodities not subject to the regulation.
Customs inspects most goods to check for CE signs indicating that the product safety requirements are fulfilled.