Laws and regulations
The Temporary Import Regime is applied based on articles 157-164 of the Customs Code of the Republic of Albania and articles 342-402 of its Implementing Provisions.
The temporary import regime refers to the customs procedure allowing imported goods to be used without paying or partial payment of duties for a limited period of time. These goods must have the following characteristics in order to be allowed for import under this regime:
Documents, certificates, used during temporary importation
The application for the temporary importation regime should be compiled according to the model attached hereto and lodged at the General Directorate of Customs. The General Directorate of Customs shall approve the regime, while the customs house where the goods will be used under this regime shall monitor and keep track of the regime based on the register approved by the Directorate.
The authorization for temporary import shall be issued based on the request of the person using the goods or enabling their use.
Systems/methods used for import duties
The temporary import regime may be granted with full or partial exemption from customs duties.
Period for re-export of imported goods
The period in which the temporary import regime is applied shall be determined according to the nature of the good and the purpose of its use. In general, the period for keeping the goods under this regime is up to 12 months. Under special circumstances, this period may be extended for an additional 12 months on a case-by-case basis. The second extension of the regime can be granted based on a second written request by the interested party providing justifiable grounds for an extension.
The authorization of this regime does not exclude goods under the regime from legal procedures of quantitative import restrictions.
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