Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation of Scientific Equipment

General Detail

General Information

  1. Type: Convention
  2. Date of signature:
  3. Place of signature: Brussels, Belgium
  4. Depositary:
  5. Date of entry into force: 05/09/1969

Category

Customs

Sub category

Temporary Admission

Groups

WCO

What is it about?

The State Parties to this Convention, adopted under the auspices of the World Customs Organization (WCO), have to temporarily admit duty-free import of scientific equipment intended to be used exclusively for scientific research or education. The provisions also apply to spare parts and tools designed for the maintenance, checking, gauging or repair of the equipment. The State Parties have to minimize customs procedures for the temporary admission of scientific equipment and refrain when possible from requiring security for the amount of import duties and taxes. Scientific material granted temporary admission has to be re-exported within six months from the date of import. This period can be extended for valid reasons.

Why is it relevant?

The Convention facilitates the international exchange of scientific equipment and promotes scientific research and education within the State Parties. The Convention on temporary admission (Istanbul 26 June 1990) takes up the provisions of the 1968 Convention and incorporates into one single instrument goods and material previously ruled by numerous international customs conventions.

Additional Information

The provisions of the present Convention do not apply to temporarily imported scientific equipment subject to prohibitions or restrictions imposed under national laws and regulations on grounds of public morality or order, public security, public hygiene or health, or relating to the protections of patents, trade marks and copyrights. All State Members to the United Nations can become a member to the present Convention.

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Country ratifications
CountryRatification date
Algeria05/08/1969
Australia30/06/1969
Austria29/03/1972
Belgium12/11/1970
Benin16/01/1969
Cameroon05/12/1969
Canada24/07/1974
Chad30/06/1969
Chile03/04/1970
Croatia29/09/1994
Cyprus12/02/1971
Czech Republic01/01/1993
Denmark05/06/1969
Ecuador23/09/1969
Egypt26/05/1970
Fiji17/03/1971
France22/05/1969
Gabon25/08/1969
Germany10/06/1969
Ghana15/01/1969
Greece23/01/1974
Hungary25/02/1976
India09/03/1971
Iran21/01/1970
Israel05/11/1970
Italy06/05/1975
Kenya31/08/1983
Lebanon07/05/1971
Lesotho27/01/1982
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya18/06/1969
Luxembourg09/03/1972
Mali31/07/1987
Mexico19/07/1972
Morocco22/06/1978
Netherlands20/10/1970
New Zealand28/11/1977
Niger21/02/1969
Philippines10/04/1973
Poland14/06/1971
Portugal19/10/1971
Republic of Korea18/06/1982
Romania07/12/1970
Senegal19/05/1971
Singapore08/09/1969
Slovakia05/02/1993
Solomon Islands02/04/1982
South Africa28/09/1971
Spain26/02/1971
Sri Lanka23/05/1991
Switzerland14/11/1973
Syrian Arab Republic24/10/1974
Thailand16/10/1970
Turkey17/05/1991
Uganda11/07/1989
United Kingdom30/06/1969
Zimbabwe05/11/1986
Treaties analysis
YearRatifications
196916
19708
19719
19723
19732
19743
19751
19761
19771
19781
19823
19831
19861
19871
19891
19912
19932
19941
Total57
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