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Abolition of customs formalities at internal frontier crossings for NATO military equipment

The purpose of this regulation is to abolish customs formalities at internal frontier crossings for goods belonging to or intended for NATO armed forces (Form 302).


Council Regulation (EEC) No 3648/91 of 13 December 1991 laying down the procedures governing the use of Form 302 and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 3690/86 concerning the abolition within the framework of the TIR Convention of customs formalities on exit from a Member State at a frontier between two Member States, and Regulation (EEC) No 4283/88 on the abolition of certain exit formalities at internal Community frontiers - introduction of common border posts


Where goods are transported within the Community under the cover of Form 302 (established under the convention between the parties to the North Atlantic Treaty on the status of their forces) the Community shall be considered, for the purposes of the rules governing the use of the said form for such transport, to form a single territory.

Where, in the course of a transport operation, goods pass through the territory of a third country, the checks and formalities inherent in Form 302 shall be applied at the points where the goods temporarily leave the customs territory of the Community and where they re-enter that territory.

The Regulation lays down the steps to be followed where it is found that, in the course of, or in connection with, a transport operation carried out under cover of Form 302, an offence or an irregularity has been committed. The Member States shall take the necessary measures to deal with any offence or irregularity and to impose effective penalties.


ActEntry into forceDeadline for transposition in the Member StatesOfficial Journal
Regulation (EEC) No 3648/9120.12.1991-OJ L 348 of 17.12.1991
Last updated: 23.06.2006
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