In this part of the CEFTA Web Portal you will find the most important customs import/export procedures separately for each CEFTA Economy. Procedures include but are not limited to: 1.The location of customs clearance offices; 2.The working hours in each office; 3.The procedures to follow based on the destination of your goods; 4.The documents to present to customs authorities for obtaining approval for the relevant destination; 5.The officially approved documents given to you by customs authorities in each case; 6.The procedures followed by customs authorities for calculating the customs value of your goods; 7.The definition of rules of origins determining customs preferential or non preferential tariffs; 8.The Free Trade Agreements signed by each CEFTA Economy with the other signatories. In cases where the final destination of goods is one of the CEFTA Economies, please refer to the import procedures section of this Economy on this portal. In cases where goods transit through different economies before arriving to their final destination, please refer to the transit procedures of these economies. If goods exit one of the CEFTA Economies included in this site, please refer to the export procedures for the relevant Economy.


Export Procedures follows provisions 181-182 of the Customs Code of the Republic of Albania.

economies involved in the Export procedures are Customs Administration, Customs Brokers, and based on the group of goods to be Exported, it can be Sanitary, Phytosanitary and Veterinary Administration, as well as the State Export Control Administration (for goods subject to such control).

Documents, certificates, declarations used during export procedure

The necessary documents must be submitted to Customs Administration. In order to complete an Export procedure it is necessary to dispose the following documents: 

1. Export declaration (DAV Export) 

The customs Export declaration form is a general administrative document, in conformity with the attached format. You may obtain this declaration form and detailed information including all detailed of its elements and information how to fill it out, directly from the customs offices, or you may find it on internet by accessing the on-line ASYCUDA WORLD declaration system. Instructions of filling it out are attached.

2. Sale Invoice 

The sale invoice is issued by the seller entity inside the economy. The invoice must contain the basic elements of the sale transaction, as the date of transaction, the date and conditions of goods delivery, the correct name and address of the seller in Albania, the correct name and address of the buyer abroad, the number of parcels or other similar packaging, an accurate description of the goods, the quantity, price per unit and the total value of transaction, discounts in prices, and any losses in transport. 

The invoice must be in Albanian or in any international languages. However, the Albanian customs ask for its official translation.

3. Transport document for the goods 

The transport document must contain the following mandatory elements: the correct name and address of the seller in Albania, the correct name and address of the buyer abroad, the number of parcels or other similar packaging, an accurate description of the goods, the quantity, total net and gross weight of the goods, and the total net and gross weight of the means of transport, the date of delivery of goods.

The international transport documents may be TIR Carnet or CMR or any document issued by a broker or carrier, it is enough if they contain the elements mentioned above.

4. Cargo list or manifest of goods 

The cargo manifest of goods in general is part of the transport document, which contains a detailed description of the type of goods and their way of packaging. Attached you may find a format for Cargo Manifest.

5. Certificate of origin 

A certificate of origin is not a mandatory document for completing Export procedures. Nevertheless, if the Exported goods are included in the relevant lists of the different schemes of preferential tariff benefits, then in order to benefit from these schemes, it is necessary of disposing a certificate of origin issued by the export customs office.

6. Veterinary and phytosanitary certificate (for agricultural products) 

When Exporting animal and plants, as well as their products and by-products, it is necessary to dispose the relevant phytosanitary and veterinary certificate.


For more information refer to: 

General Customs Administration 

Rruga e Durresit, Laprake, Tirane