Trade Compliance in the Czech Republic

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International Conventions
Member of World Trade Organisation
Member of OECD
Party to the Kyoto Protocol
Party to the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Party to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
Party to the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer
Party to the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls For Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies
Party of the International Coffee Agreement 2001
Main International Economic Cooperation
European Union
Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA)
International Trade Center (ITC)



Czech Republic is also a signatory to multilateral and bilateral agreements with many countries. Click here to find more information.

Party of the ATA Convention on Temporary Admissions and Use of the Carnets

As a Reminder, the ATA is a System Allowing the Free Movement of Goods Across Frontiers and Their Temporary Admission Into a Customs Territory With Relief From Duties and Taxes. The Goods Are Covered By a Single Document Known as the ATA Carnet That is Secured By an International Guarantee System.
Look Up the Other Member Countries And Read the Web Pages of the World Customs Organization Devoted to the ATA Carnet.
Party of the TIR Convention

As a Reminder, the TIR Convention and its Transit Regime Contribute to the Facilitation of International Transport, Especially International Road Transport, Not Only in Europe and the Middle East, But Also in Other Parts of the World, Such as Africa and Latin America.
The UNCTAD Website Allows You to Read the TIR Convention, See the List of Member Countries And to Find Further Information.
Accompanying Documents For Imports
1. The entry of commodities from EU countries is liberate from the custom formalities. Following documents are required:
  • Commercial Invoice - in 2 originals, with the VAT number
  • Delivery note - not obligatory
  • Sanitary Certificates
  • Pharmaceutical Certificates
2. For non EUs countries following documents are required:
  • A commercial invoice
  • A bill of lading
  • A shipper's export declaration for items requiring an export license or valued above USD2,500) and a declaration of conformity (issued by importer)
Free Zones
For Further Information
Czech Custom Administration
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Non Tariff Barriers
In accordance with its European Union membership since May, 1st of 2004, Czech Republic applies the European Union trade policy such as antidumping or anti-subsidy measures, for instance. The European Union import rules, especially concerning the quotas on the textile products sector, is widespread in Czech Republic. If the country has adopted the main part of the community regulations on its accession to the EU, some transitional measures have been granted to the country regarding some EU rules like for example freedom of movement for workers or cabotage inside some countries.

While the European Union has a rather liberal foreign trade policy, some products need import licenses. There are some restrictions, especially on farm products, following the implementation of the CAP (Common Agricultural Policy): the application of compensations on import and export of farm products, aimed at favoring the development of agriculture within the EU, implies a certain number of control and regulation systems for the goods entering the EU territory.

When being introduced in Czech Republic, some products must be "CE" marked in respect to the European Directives adopted on the basis of the New Approach and the Global Approach. For further information, please consult the Guide to the Implementation of Directives based on New Approach and Global Approach.
Sectors or Products For Which Commercial Disagreements Have Been Registered With the WTO
Agricultural products, wheat, pig meal, steel
Assessment of Commercial Policy
Country's commercial policy, as seen by the WTO
Barriers to exchanges, inventoried by the United States
Find more on about Trade Policy in the Czech Republic.

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