Supply Chain in Austria

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Customs Procedures

Items prohibited for export include Atlantic red tune fish, toys and games containing copper sulphate, items having a flexible metal blade entirely contained in a plastic, paper, or fabric sheath, illicit Narcotics and drugs, bonsai and citrus plants, grapevines, all forms of asbestos fibres, rubber erasers that are similar in appearance to food products that are easily ingested, medical thermometers containing mercury intended for human consumption.
Export Taxes
Value-added tax (VAT) is levied according to EU guidelines virtually on all goods and services.
Export Clearance
All documentation is needed as per the European Union (EU) standards, which includes commercial invoice, bill of lading, packing list, certificate of origin and special certificates in case of food, livestock & animal products.
Necessary Declaration
Specific labelling regulations are applied to imports of most consumable items. Labelling on canned foods should be in German indicating: - The country of production - The canner's name - The recommended date of consumption - The net contents - The contents at the time of canning 

Controlling the Quality of the Products

Quality Control Organizations
ON) (Austrian Bureau of Standards)

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