• free trade agreement

    Octroi de mer 2023 and Mayotte

    Since 24 May 2023 is entered into force the new tariff of octroi de mer for Mayotte. Mayotte is part of the Overseas Departments and Regions (“DROM”, ex-DOM). This department is therefore considered an export territory vis-à-vis the EU (just like Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana and Réunion). Customs declarations are thus maintained in exchanges with the DROMs. Please note that goods with Unioncustoms status are not subject to EU customs duties. On the other hand, any import into DROMs may be subject to octroi de mer. The rates are specific to each DROM and depend on customs nomenclatures(RITA).

  • circular economy,  compliance e AEO

    FLEGT license and customs codes

    The FLEGT license is required for the following customs codes: customs code: 4403 Wood in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood, or roughly squared. Customs code: 4404 Hoopwood; split poles; piles, pickets and stakes of wood, pointed but not sawn lengthwise; wooden sticks, roughly trimmed but not turned, bent or otherwise worked, suitable for the manufacture of walking sticks, umbrellas, tool handles or the like; chipwood and the like. Customs code: 4406 Railway or tramway sleepers (cross-ties) of wood. Customs code: 4407 Wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm. Customs code: 4408…

  • circular economy,  compliance e AEO

    EU,Guyana, forest and trade in timber products

    The EU and the Republic of Guyana signed a voluntary parthership on forest law enforcement, governance and trade in timber products.  This partnership aims to: provide a legal framework aimed at ensuring that all imports into the Union from Guyana of timber products covered by this Agreement have been legally produced; promote trade in timber products. It requires a FLEGT licence to import the wood originating from Guyana; indeed it lays down that: “…FLEGT licensing scheme establishes a set of procedures and requirements aimed at verifying and attesting, by means of FLEGT licences, that timber products shipped to the Union from Guyana were legally produced. In accordance with Regulation (EC)…