Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation of Pedagogic Material

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: 10/09/1971

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 pedagogic material. Pedagogic material implies any material used for purposes of education and vocational training, especially the models, instruments, apparatus and machines therefore. 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 pedagogic material and refrain when possible from requiring security for the amount of import duties and taxes. The pedagogic 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 pedagogic material and promotes scientific education and vocational training within the State Parties. The Convention on temporary admission (Istanbul 26 June 1990) takes up the provisions of the 1970 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 apply to temporarily imported pedagogic material 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
Algeria16/06/1971
Argentina03/01/1973
Australia25/06/1971
Austria10/10/1972
Barbados07/03/1975
Benin05/02/1971
Cameroon29/06/1971
Cyprus30/11/1973
France15/03/1973
Germany10/06/1971
Greece23/01/1974
Hungary25/02/1976
India04/12/1973
Iran24/04/1972
Iraq02/12/1971
Israel05/04/1973
Jordan25/06/1971
Lebanon16/02/1971
Lesotho27/01/1982
Morocco03/08/1973
Netherlands06/06/1986
New Zealand06/06/1986
Niger21/03/1972
Poland29/08/1972
Portugal03/06/1975
Republic of Korea18/06/1982
Rwanda05/11/1970
Senegal02/09/1975
Somalia29/06/1971
South Africa18/12/1975
Spain17/11/1972
Sri Lanka23/05/1991
Switzerland14/11/1973
Togo21/12/1970
Tunisia20/10/1971
Turkey17/05/1991
Uganda11/07/1989
Zimbabwe18/02/1987
Treaties analysis
YearRatifications
19702
197110
19725
19737
19741
19754
19761
19822
19862
19871
19891
19912
Total38
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