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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 export of certain types of coniferous raw wood from Russia to the European Union is subject to tariff quotas.
Importers established in the EU must apply for a quota authorisation which will enable the Russian exporter to apply for the export licences at the Russian authorities.
In Luxembourg, quota authorisations are issued by the Office for Export, Import and Transit Controls.
Who is concerned
Importers established in Luxembourg must apply for a quota authorisation to the Office for Export, Import and Transit Controls in order to import the following goods from the Russian Federation:
- spruce (Russian tariff codes 4403 20 110 / 4403 20 190);
- pine (Russian tariff codes 4403 20 310 / 4403 20 390).
Exporters established in Russia must present their quota authorisation provided by their clients to the Russian authorities in order to obtain the necessary export licences.
Applicants must indicate the TARIC code corresponding to the Russian tariff code on their quota application.
The corresponding codes can be looked up in annex I of the Implementing Regulation (EU) No 498/2012 of 12 June 2012.
How to proceed
Application for quota authorisation
Importers must send the following to the Office for Export, Import and Transit Controls:
- an application for quota authorisation – wood from Russia for the export of wood from the Russian Federation to the EU;
- an affidavit.
Proof of actual import
15 calendar days after the end of each quarter at the latest, the importer must inform the Office for Export, Import and Transit Controls about the actual imports carried out during the last 3 months.
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