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The EU introduces import licensing on aluminum

2018-05-03

The EU introduces import licensing on aluminium from countries outside the EU in effect on May 12. Applications for import licenses are handled by The National Board of Trade Sweden and importers are urged to apply as soon as possible.

An EU Regulation was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on April 26th. The Regulation entered into force the day after its publication.

Licences can be issued from the date of entry into force of the Regulation and will be required for imports 15 calendar days after the entry into force, i.e. May 12th.

In Sweden applications for a licence for aluminium products to be imported from May 12th are handled by The National Board of Trade Sweden. Importers are urged to apply for import licences as soon as possible to facilitate the processing of applications.

Import licensing requirements apply to aluminium products from all non-EU countries except Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, that are exempted from the requirements.

Aluminium products covered by the licensing requirements are all products with tariff codes beginning with 7601, 7604, 7605, 7606, 7607, 7608, 7609 and 761699. An import licence is required for each 10-digit tariff code (taric code). Shipments of a net weight not exceeding 2 500 kg are not covered by import the licensing requirements.

More information in the Official Journal of the European Union

For further questions, please contact:

Ulf Eriksson
Phone: +46-8-690 48 79
E-mail: ulf.er...@kommers.se

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