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For more information, please contact the Office for Export, Import and Transit Controls ( Office du contrôle des exportations, importations et du transit - OCEIT), formerly called the Licensing Office.
The transfer of technology is not subject to authorisation in the European Union but export permits are mandatory for transfers undertaken with countries outside the European Union.
In Luxembourg, these licences are issued by the Office for Export, Import and Transit Controls.
Who is concerned
Anyone can request an export permit for the transfer of certain technologies outside the EU, i.e. the transmission of specific knowledge required for the development, production or use of goods listed in chapter E of the categories 0 to 9 in annexe I of Regulation (EC) No. 428/2009 (cf. last update of annexe I: Regulation (EC) No. 388/2012) in the form of:
- technical documentation: blueprints, plans, diagrams, models, formulas, manuals and instructions either in written form or recorded on devices such as disks, hard disks, magnetic tapes, drawings, other engineering specifications, etc.;
- or technical assistance: instructions, processes, practices, training, applied knowledge, consulting services, etc. (including by phone, fax, email, etc.).
Export controls on technology transfers do not concern public domain knowledge, fundamental scientific research or the minimum information required for patent applications.
How to proceed
The technology transfer licence must not be validated by the customs services but it must be presented upon request to any service competent in the matters of transfer controls and licences.
Forms / Online services
Who to contact
Office for Export, Import and Transit Controls19-21, boulevard Royal
BP 113 / L-2011 Luxembourg
Phone : (+352) 22 61 62Fax : (+352) 46 61 38