Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation of Packings

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: 05/03/1962

Category

Customs

Sub category

Temporary Admission

Groups

WCO

What is it about?

State Parties to this Convention, adopted under the auspices of the World Customs Organization (WCO), have to temporarily admit without payment of import duties packings, provided that they are identifiable at re-exportation. If they are imported filled they have to be declared as being for re-exportation empty or filled; if they are imported empty they have to be declared as being for re-exportation filled. The State Parties are held to dispense with the requirement of guarantees in favour of an undertaking to re-export the packings in question. Filled packings in temporary admission have to be re-exported within six months from the date of import, within three months if they were imported empty.

Why is it relevant?

The Convention facilitates the export of goods produced on the territory of the Member States and therefore promotes the development of international trade. The Convention on temporary admission (Istanbul 26 June 1990) takes up the provisions of the 1960 Convention and incorporates into one single instrument goods and materials previously ruled by numerous international customs conventions.

Additional Information

The provisions of the present Convention do not preclude the application of restrictions and controls imposed under national regulations on grounds of public morality, public security, hygiene or public health, or for veterinary or phytopathological considerations. Each Member State to the United Nations can become a party to this instrument.

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Country ratifications
CountryRatification date
Algeria03/11/1988
Austria09/03/1962
Belgium27/06/1963
Bulgaria05/08/1969
Cambodia20/02/1963
Central African Republic23/02/1962
Croatia29/09/1994
Cuba31/10/1963
Czech Republic01/01/1993
Denmark15/12/1961
Egypt25/03/1963
Finland23/04/1965
France26/01/1961
Germany11/07/1969
Iran16/04/1968
Ireland15/09/1965
Israel02/06/1961
Italy30/05/1963
Kenya31/08/1983
Lesotho27/01/1982
Luxembourg12/05/1964
Netherlands21/11/1962
Norway21/11/1961
Poland29/06/1965
Portugal23/05/1990
Republic of Korea21/10/1975
Romania23/12/1966
Serbia27/12/2001
Slovakia05/02/1993
Slovenia23/02/1993
South Africa11/10/1973
Spain08/01/1965
Sweden21/03/1961
Switzerland30/04/1963
Turkey27/12/1965
Uganda09/01/1970
United Kingdom01/04/1977
Zimbabwe18/02/1987
Treaties analysis
YearRatifications
19616
19623
19636
19641
19655
19661
19681
19692
19701
19731
19751
19771
19821
19831
19871
19881
19901
19933
19941
20011
Total39
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