Republic of Cyprus
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Imports/Exports Licensing




ΙMPORTS OF IRON AND STEEL AND ALUMINIUM PRODUCTS - PRIOR UNION SURVEILLANCE


According to European Union Regulation 2016/670 and Regulation 2018/640, prior surveillance of imports of certain iron and steel and aluminium products has been introduced. The measure will expire on the 15th of May 2020.

In order to import (enter into free circulation) in the EU the iron and steel and aluminium products listed in Annex I of the Regulations a surveillance document is needed.

The measure applies to all third countries. Products originating in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein are exempted.

An exception also applies to imports whose net weight does not exceed 2500 kg as well as to imports of products subject to prior surveillance and falling within customs heading 7318 with net weight not exceeding 5000 kg.

In order to obtain the required surveillance document, importers must submit the application form duly completed and the invoice.

Ιn cases where the goods are not directly purchased in the country of production, the importer shall present a certificate of production issued by the producing steel or aluminium mill.

Application form (Greek only)

Regulation 2016/670

Regulation 2018/640





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