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 procedure

Persons engaged in export must present proper documentation required for the purpose of the application of the rules regulating this customs procedure.

Documents, certificates, declarations used during export procedure

1. Export declaration as the basic document lodged for any goods intended to be exported.  It shall be submitted in a prescribed form. It must be signed by an authorized person and must contain all information necessary for the application of the regulations regulating the customs procedure for which the goods are declared.

2. Invoice is a document on the basis of which delivered goods are paid, and it is issued by the seller of the goods. The invoice specifies the date of issue, quantity of goods, description and characteristics of goods, unit price presented in agreed currency and measurement units, total value of goods, the place of dispatch, the date of the invoice, the address of the buyer, signature of the seller etc.

3. Transport Documentation regulates the dispatch and transport of goods. The most important documents regarding transport are the following:

-  CMR;
-  railway consignment note (CIM);
-  bill of lading;
-  air waybill (AWB).

CMR is issued by the shipper and is a document serving as evidence that the goods have been accepted for transport. The waybill contains information about: the sender company, the recipient company, a detailed description of the goods, the markings of the vehicle, transport costs and customs duties, as well as a list of documents attached to the waybill.  

4. Certificate of Origin is not a mandatory document, but it is of essential importance because it indicates possible preferential origin of goods and thus reduces the costs for customs clearance.  The origin of goods determines whether a preferential customs rate shall be applied for the particular goods. The certificate on preferential origin is issued by the customs authority, whereas the certificate on non-preferential origin is issued by the Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro.

5. Veterinary or Phytosanitary Certificate is a mandatory document that must accompany goods of plant or animal origin in export. This document shows that the package meets the specific requirements.

6. Generally, the export of goods from Montenegro is free. However, the export of certain types of goods requires a export license due to their specific nature. The Ministry of Culture decides on applications for issuance of licenses to export products of artistic, cultural and archaeological value.


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