Trade Compliance in Ireland
- 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
- As a member of the European Union Ireland is signatory of Preferential Trade Agreements, Current Trade Agreements, Lome Convention and Generalized System of Preferences for Developing Countries (GSP).
- 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
Certificates of Origin: required for the importation of any Textile products valued at over 45 Euros. Exceptions from this requirement include marked and mutilated samples; luggage made up of textile materials, canvas bags, and bona-fide gifts, personal effects. A Certificate of Origin has to be provided for every commodity subject to import licensing and /or quota restrictions from some origin countries.
Certificate of Origin Form A: may be required for goods under formal entry claiming preferential duty or exemption under the various agreements of Generalized System of Preferences. It should be produced at the time of entry and must be in the possession of the Importer at the time of entry. Origin of the goods must be detailed on the commercial invoice.
EUR 1 form Import: may be required for goods under formal entry claiming preferential duty or exemption under various bilateral agreements by the European Union countries and some specific countries or groups of countries. It should be produced at the time of entry and must be in possession of the Importer at the time of entry. Origin of the goods must be detailed on the commercial invoice.
Commercial Invoices: are required for all dutiable shipments relating to commercial transactions between companies, companies and individuals, regardless of the value. Commercial invoices should show freight, insurance and similar charges as separate items when applicable, regardless of the INCOTERM used on the transaction. A party, who is knowledgeable of the transaction, must furnish translation, if requested.
Dangerous Goods Certification: some goods will require DG certification i.e. Perfumes, Liquor, Chemicals, etc.
Air Waybill: is required as evidence of the consignee's right to make entry.
Declaration of Antiquity: must be shown on the invoice for goods over 100 years old.
- For Further Information
Irish Tax and Customs
Department of Foreign Affairs
Department of Finance
- Non Tariff Barriers
- Ireland’s international trade policies are formulated and developed in the context of an evolving EU Common Commercial Policy. Agricultural products are protected within the Common Agricultural Policy and textile products from China, Belarus, North Korea, Montenegro, Kosovo and Uzbekistan are subject to particular formalities and import licenses or control procedures (export document, monitoring document).
- Sectors or Products For Which Commercial Disagreements Have Been Registered With the WTO
- For dispute including Ireland, visit the website of the World Trade Organization
- Assessment of Commercial Policy
Ireland and the WTO
Barriers to exchanges, inventoried by the United States
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