Convention concerning Customs Facilities for Touring

General Detail

General Information

  1. Type: Convention
  2. Date of signature:
  3. Place of signature: New York, USA
  4. Depositary:
  5. Date of entry into force: 11/09/1957

Category

Customs

Sub category

Exemption from Duties

Groups

OPENESS TO MTRSUNECE

What is it about?

The State Parties have to admit temporarily and free of import duties and taxes the personal effects imported by a tourist. Tax free import is granted under the following conditions: the effects are for the personal use of the tourist, they are carried on the person or the luggage accompanying the tourist and the effects have to be re-exported by the tourist on leaving the country. No abusive import is admitted. Besides personal effects the Convention allows the import of tobacco, alcohol and perfumes in limited quantities solely for the personal use of the tourist.

Why is it relevant?

The State Parties facilitate the development of international touring by exempting tourists from import tax on their personal effects.

Additional Information

The provisions of the present Convention do not apply while the import of the items is prohibited under national legislation for reasons of morality and public security, public health or hygiene, or based on veterinary or phytopathological considerations. The present Convention only applies to items imported by tourists and not to frontier traffic. All Member States to the United Nations may become a Party to the present Convention.

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Country ratifications
CountryRatification date
Albania09/08/2010
Algeria31/10/1963
Argentina19/12/1986
Australia06/01/1967
Austria30/03/1956
Barbados05/03/1971
Belgium21/02/1955
Bosnia and Herzegovina01/09/1993
Bulgaria07/10/1959
Cambodia29/11/1955
Canada01/06/1955
Central African Republic15/10/1962
Chile15/08/1974
Costa Rica04/09/1963
Croatia31/08/1994
Cuba23/10/1963
Cyprus16/05/1963
Denmark13/10/1955
Ecuador30/08/1962
Egypt04/04/1957
El Salvador18/06/1958
Fiji31/10/1972
Finland21/06/1962
France24/04/1959
Germany16/09/1957
Ghana16/06/1958
Greece15/01/1974
Haiti12/02/1958
Hungary29/10/1963
India05/05/1958
Iran03/04/1968
Ireland14/08/1967
Israel01/08/1957
Italy12/02/1958
Jamaica11/11/1963
Japan07/09/1955
Jordan18/12/1957
Lebanon16/03/1971
Liberia16/09/2005
Lithuania01/12/2005
Luxembourg21/11/1956
Malaysia07/05/1958
Mali01/08/1973
Malta03/01/1966
Mauritius18/07/1969
Mexico13/06/1957
Montenegro23/10/2006
Morocco25/09/1957
Nepal21/09/1960
Netherlands07/03/1958
New Zealand17/08/1962
Nigeria26/06/1961
Norway10/10/1961
Peru16/01/1959
Philippines09/02/1960
Poland16/03/1960
Portugal18/09/1958
Romania26/01/1961
Russian Federation17/08/1959
Rwanda01/12/1964
Senegal19/04/1972
Serbia12/03/2001
Sierra Leone13/03/1962
Slovenia06/07/1992
Solomon Islands03/09/1981
Spain18/08/1958
Sri Lanka28/11/1955
Sweden11/06/1957
Switzerland23/05/1956
Syrian Arab Republic26/03/1959
Tonga11/11/1977
Trinidad and Tobago11/04/1966
Tunisia20/06/1974
Turkey26/04/1983
Uganda15/04/1965
United Kingdom27/02/1956
United Republic of Tanzania22/06/1964
United States of America25/07/1956
Uruguay08/09/1967
Treaties analysis
YearRatifications
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19589
19595
19603
19613
19625
19636
19642
19651
19662
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19681
19691
19712
19722
19731
19743
19771
19811
19831
19861
19921
19931
19941
20011
20052
20061
20101
Total80
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