Every person interested in importing goods to Kosovo is required to follow the import procedures established by the Kosovo Customs. The Kosovo Customs require the following documents:
The Unique Customs Declaration (UCD)
The Import Declaration (ICD) is an official form issued by the Kosovo Customs. This document can be retrieved at every branch of Kosovo Customs. Every entity, that exports goods in Kosovo for trade shall declare these goods by completing the UCD forms.
The Invoice is issued by every economic entity/trader abroad.
The invoice should contain the basic elements of the trade transaction, such as:
a) date of transaction,
b) date of goods leverage,
c) exact name and address of the buyer in Kosovo,
d) exact name and address of the trader abroad,
e) number of units or packages, precise description of goods,
f) price per unit and total value of transaction,
g) Allowed rate and losses during transportation.
If the invoice does not contain one of the above-mentioned elements, it may be refused by the customs authorities or may cause suspicion for further investigations. Kosovo Customs have the right to carry out verification and investigation following customs clearance and have the right to re-evaluate customs obligations of import based on the aforementioned verifications.
Certificate of Origin
Certificate of Origin EUR1 is not obligatory during the importation of goods, excluding cases where the imported goods are included in the lists of different schemes of preferential profit rates (Article 31 of Customs Code of Kosovo). In such cases, in order to be treated according to these preferences, you must be supplied with such a certificate, issued by the competent institutions.
Veterinary and phytosanitary certificates
The veterinary, phytosanitary and sanitary certificate, in case of importation of goods with animal and vegetable origin as well as their by-products, it is obligatory the goods be accompanied by corresponding veterinary, phytosanitary and sanitary certificates.
Import into Kosovo is not subject to any permits given that the market is open and free. However, in specific cases, such as oil, oil derivates and gases, the import is limited by permits and in order to import the above-mentioned products, you need to possess the suitable permit. For more information, refer to the link: Import permits
The required documents for vehicles/drivers are as follows:
All vehicle drivers that import goods into Kosovo, or transit Kosovo with their vehicles, should possess:
• A valid passport;
• A valid driving license (for the driver);
• Vehicle circulation permit;
• Disinfection of vehicle (carried-out at every border entrance with Kosovo).