Policies & Procedures for Austria


Import policy


Austria has a well-developed social market economy. Imports in Austria increased to 11219.60 EUR Million in June from 10003.90 EUR Million in May of 2015. Imports in Austria averaged 3462.08 EUR Million from 1953 until 2015, reaching an all-time high of 12326 EUR Million in October of 2013 and a record low of 61 EUR Million in January of 1953.Austria imports mainly machinery and equipment, motor vehicles, chemicals, metal goods, oil and oil products and foodstuffs. Its main import partners are European Union countries (Germany, Italy, Netherlands), Switzerland, China and United States. Our company provides a common platform for both agents and the customers that make’s trade even more easily.
Following are the import procedure followed in Austria:-
Imported goods are to be declared to the customs. A Single Administrative Document or SAD is used for this purpose. The Single Administrative Document (SAD) may be submitted to the Austrian Customs Administration through physical means or through an electronic declaration. For more information click here Hauptzollamt Wien (Central Customs Office, Vienna. 

As part of the "SAFE" standards advocated by the World Customs Organization (WCO), the European Union has set up a new system of import controls, the "Import Control System" (ICS), which aims to secure the flow of goods at the time of their entry into the customs territory of the EU. This control system, part of the Community Program e-Customer, has been in effect since January 1, 2011. Since then, operators are required to pass an Entry Summary Declaration (ENS) to the customs of the country of entry, prior to the introduction of goods into the customs territory of the European Union.
Refer the following mentioned link for further information:-
Customs Procedures
Shippers Austria
Guidelines on imports

RESTRICTED ITEMS:-

  • pets need to be identifiable (tattoo or an electronic identification system), vaccinated against rabies and have a health certificate. For more information please refer to the nearest embassy.
  • maximum of 10 kg of meat, milk and dairy products coming from Croatia, Færøer Islands, Greenland and Iceland
  • powdered milk for babies, food for children and special medical food (including pets food) may be allowed if they need not to be refrigerated prior opening and that it is brand packaged food and the packaging has original seal (unless in use at the time) and its quantity must not exceed the weight of 10 kg originating from Croatia, Færøer Islands, Greenland and Iceland, and of 2 kg if originating in other countries.
  • Fish only if it is disembowelled and does not exceed the weight of 20 kg,
  • currency - no restrictions if coming from EU country. Declarable for all travelling outside EU when the amount exceeds 10.000 euro or equivalent in another currency.
  • Coats, fur and leather shoes made of protected animals will need special authorization.

Refer the following mentioned link for further information:-

VisaHq Customs
Airport Customs
Fedex Guidelines


Export policy


Austria is one of the 11 richest countries in the world in terms of GDP. Exports in Austria increased to 11459.60 EUR Million in June from 10129 EUR Million in May of 2015. Exports in Austria averaged 3178.84 EUR Million from 1953 until 2015, reaching an all-time high of 12229 EUR Million in October of 2013 and a record low of 59 EUR Million in February of 1953.Austria's economy is dependent on foreign trade and closely linked to the economies of other EU countries, particularly Germany. The major export commodity in Austria is the automobile and its components, machinery and paper products. Austria's largest exports markets are European Union, United Sates and Switzerland. Our company provides great service and a transparent platform to make trade operations even easier and accessible.
Following mentioned are the export procedure followed in Austria:-

  • The first stage involves the electronic submission (with a few exceptions) of the export declaration at the customs office of export, where the declaration-related formalities for the release for export must then be fulfilled; the customs office of export then sends the customs office of exit the export declaration information electronically (Export Control System – ECS). 
  • In the second stage, the customs office of exit monitors the exit of the goods from the Community and the results of the exit are electronically reported back to the customs office of export, which then issues the export notice (exit confirmation) and sends it to the declarant or exporter. 

 

Refer the following mentioned link for further information:-
Export Procedure
Govt. Regulations


Disclaimer: Policies and procedures for all export, Import have been extracted from various internet resources and published policies by the respective governments. Logimart.com is not responsible for any change or alteration in the above written policies and procedures.

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