Required Trade Documents


Import processing requires the following documents

  • Declaration form based on the Single Administrative Document (SAD)

  • Bill of lading

  • Packing list

  • Commercial invoice (original)

  • Delivery order (to prove ownership of goods)

  • Quietus from the Social Security Office renewed every six months (required only for legal persons and commercial establishments)

  • Contract of sale between importer and seller at the country of exportation (may be requested for value verification only in case customs officers doubt the invoice value)

  • Certificate of origin, issued by Chambers of Commerce in the country of exportation (required in case importer wishes to benefit from preferential treatment)

  • Depending on the type of imported good, a number of other documents may also be required including import license, conformity certificates to mandatory standards, or phyto-sanitary certificates.

Export processing requires the following documents:

  • Declaration form based on the Single Administrative Document (SAD)

  • Packing list

  • Invoice

  • Certificate of origin issued by Chamber of Commerce except for exports to Europe.  The certificate of origin must be certified by the Ministry of Agriculture for all food products of plant origin and by the Ministry of Industry for all industrial products.  Certificate of Origin for exporting industrial products to Europe are issued by the Ministry of Industry according to EUR 1 and FORM A and are certified by Customs.

  • Quietus from the Social Security Office renewed every six months (required only for legal persons and commercial establishments)

  • A number of other documents may also be required depending on the type of exported good. They include licenses, conformity and export certificates for quality verification for all food products of plant origin, agricultural certificates, and agricultural health certificates.