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.

Origin definition

The origin of goods in the Republic of Macedonia is regulated by the Customs Code (Articles 21-26), (Official Gazette 39/05; /safenet-cefta/web/tradeportal/Macedonia/en/Origin/ 04/08, 158/10 and 44/11) and the Regulation on the Implementation of the Custom Code (Articles 11-60).
Goods originating from a single economy are goods which are wholly produced or obtained in the given economy.
Goods whose manufacturing involves more than one economy shall be deemed to be originating from the economy where the goods passed the final relevant economically justifiable treatment or processing in a facility equipped for such purposes which leads to new products or presents an important phase of the manufacture.
In accordance with the Customs Code, there are two types of origin of goods - preferential and non-preferential origin.
Preferential origin is used for trade of goods originating from economies with which the Republic of Macedonia has a preferential trade regime (EU, EFTA, CEFTA, Ukraine and Turkey). The preferential origin implies benefits in trade of goods according to the rules stipulated in the free trade agreement.
Non-preferential origin implies application of the tariffs and other import duties without preferentials for the importer/exporter.

Proof of origin
(Certificate of Origin)

When the origin of goods needs to be proven at the import of goods, the following requirements need to be met:

a) the certificate must be issued by the competent authorities designated for such purposes by the issuing economy;
b) the certificate must contain all information necessary for identification of the goods it certifies, in particular:

• number of boxes, kind of goods, designations and numbers it bears;
• type of product;
• gross and net weight and other relevant data (volume of the goods, etc.).

c) name/title of the consignor;
d) the certificate should clearly certify that the given product originates from a certain economy.

When exporting goods with preferential origin from the Republic of Macedonia, it is necessary to provide FORM A Certificate of origin, which proves the Macedonian origin of goods for the application of preferential tariff measures on the basis of the Generalized System of Preferences. This certificate is issued by the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Macedonia. The Chamber has stilupated procedures for issuance of the certificates of origin.


Customs Code
Amendments to the Customs Code (Official Gazette 04/08)
Regulation on the Implementation of the Customs Code

Documents available only in Macedonian language:

Процедури за издавање на уверенија за потекло
/Procedures for issuance of the certificates of origin
Закон за ДДВ на Република Македонија (Law on VAT)
Измени и дополнувањa на царинскиот закон/Amendments to the Customs Code (Official Gazette 158/10)
Измени и дополнувањa на царинскиот закон/Amendments to the Customs Code (Official Gazette 44/11)
Измени и дополнувањa на царинскиот закон/Amendments to the Customs Code (Official Gazette 53/11)
Измени и дополнувањa на царинскиот закон/Amendments to the Customs Code (Official Gazette 11/12)



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