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Japan to Slovenia

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Prohibited or Restricted Commodities

In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Slovenia.

Alcoholic beverages are subject to excise duty. The import of alcoholic beverages can only be accepted on a contractual base.

The type of alcohol, the percentage and the volume must be stated on the invoice.

Endangered plants and animals protected by the multilateral treaty of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), must be accompanied by a valid CITES Certificate.

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).

Electronic Cigarettes can only be shipped with an International Special Commodities (ISC) contract.

Electronic Cigarettes are subject to excise duty.

Shipments of Lithium Metal Batteries are not allowed for transportation..
Personal Effects cannot be shipped between these countries
According to the customs legislation, living plants, parts of plants, fruits, nuts, vegetables and seeds are considered to be plants. A Phytosanitary Certificate must accompany restricted plants.

Phytosanitary Certificates are only accepted by Slovenian authorities when the issuing authority of the export country includes complete and all necessary information in the Certificate. An inspection is required by the Ministry and additional charges will apply.

Certain plants which are also classified as food (for example, fruits, nuts, spices) are subject to additional restrictions. For further information please see 'Food'. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires, prior to exportation, a Phytosanitary inspection for certain plants, parts of plants, or seeds. This inspection may incur an additional cost.

Plants mentioned in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), for example, must be accompanied by a valid CITES Certificate.

The European Union (EU) has implemented specific conditions and detailed procedures for the import of plastic kitchenware (HS-Code 3924 1000 11) made of polyamide and melamine and originated in or consigned from China or Hong Kong (regulation 284/2011). Tableware (for example, plates, flatware, cups) are excluded from the restrictions. The reason for the new regulation were notifications and alerts by the European 'Rapid Alert System'- kitchen tableware was recognized which exceed the thresholds of aromatic amines and formaldehyde released into food.

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't 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.

All tobacco products are subject to excise duty. The import of tobacco products can only be accepted on a contractual base. The exact quantity of tobacco products has to be stated on the invoice.

For commercial importation of tobacco products, excise duty has to be paid prior to import. With paying the excise duty the importer gets the tax stamps. The tax stamps have to be affixed to the products in the export country.

Smokeless tobacco ("Snus") - The commercial import of "snus" is forbidden in the whole of the EU, with the exception of Sweden.

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