- I’m interested to know if ATA Carnet is necessary for temporary export of goods from one (Macedonia) to another CEFTA 2006 party (BiH)? More specifically, the temporary export shall apply to music instruments of a band which should perform on a music festival in BiH.
Any export should be supported by the relevant documents, including transport documentation (ATA Carnet, CMR or TIR license). Detailed information about the export documentation and procedures applying in Macedonia is available on the following CEFTA 2006 link: (http://www.ceftatradeportal.com/macedonia/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=16&Itemid=52&lang=en)
- I would like to know where it is possible to find the list of the trade marks concessioners (representatives) in Macedonia?
In the Republic of Macedonia, the list of trade marks concessioners/representatives could be found in the Bureau of industrial property of the country.
- I would like to import industrial goods to Macedonia from Croatia, but produced in Russia. What tariff rates and VAT apply to such import?
If the goods do not originate from a CEFTA 2006 party, the official tariff rate of the importing country towards originating country (in this case Russia) applies. In Macedonia, the tariff rates have been published in the Customs tariff code http://www.ceftatradeportal.com/macedonia/images/stories/bigsize/P2MK1_4_1_1_EN3_.pdf
Regarding VAT, the official rate(s) of the country apply. In Macedonia, the regular rate is 18% and preferential one (applying to certain categories of products) is 5%. The VAT rates applying to specific importing goods in Macedonia are available through the online tariff search tool (http://www.customs.gov.mk/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=0&tabid=61)
- I own a company dealing with production of textile apparel in Macedonia and I would like to import raw materials from a CEFTA 2006 party (Croatia). Can my company carry out the import itself or it must be done by a specialized company?
The import could be done by your company, if it is registered for import/export activities at the relevant national institution in the country (Central Register Office in Macedonia). If not, the import should be done by a representative, authorized by your company. More details about this issue could be found on the following link: (http://www.ceftatradeportal.com/macedonia/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=15&Itemid=51&lang=en)
- I’m interested to know if I could import goods from a CEFTA 2006 party using my own vehicle as a means of transportation or should I hire a registered transportation company?
Only import of non-commercial goods for personal use (up to certain value) could be done in a privately owned vehicle. In Macedonia, the value of the imported goods for personal use could be maximum 175 euros. In the case of commercial import of goods, it must be done by a registered transportation company for the international carriage of goods. Also, the individuals are not entitled to import goods of a commercial nature.