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Luxembourg

Goods

Updated 01/2010

Legal requirements

The principle of free movement of goods applies to all Member States of the European Union (EU).

Despite this, there are still certain restrictions or prohibitions on for example agricultural products, medicine for human use, waste, and live plants or animals.

Administrative procedures

Permits and licences

In the case of exports, the origin of the product has to be shown by a certificate or origin issued by the Espace entreprises of the Chamber of Commerce. The design of the certificate is identical across al the Member States of the European Union.

International VAT number

Every entrepreneur must register for value-added tax (VAT), by submitting an initial return to the Luxembourg Registry (Administration de l'enregistrement et des domaines - AED).

Since 2009, all business owners involved in customs activities have had to have a unique registration and identification number. This is the Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number.

Trade of goods declaration

All economic operators have to submit export declarations to the competent customs offices in electronic format.

The ATA carnet is used to facilitate international movements by simplifying the customs formalities while also reducing their cost.

Submitting statistics

Companies must send monthly statistics to the relevant national institute, in accordance with Intrastat requirements.

International transport document

           Heavy goods vehicles   must purchase a voucher, known as an "e-vignette " entitling them to use the roads. To purchase these rights, you should:

  • download the application form for an e-vignette;
  • return the form and pay for the right to use the road (at a customs office or at service stations on the way into Luxembourg on autoroutes A1 and A3).

Transport of radioactive materials

Operations or businesses using or transporting radioactive materials require a permit. The Radioprotection Division is the competent body for this.

Resources

You can get information brochures from the Chamber of Trades on exporting goods to certain EU countries.

Help & advice

Help & advice

The Espace entreprises run by the Chamber of Commerce and the Contact entreprise of the Chamber of Trades offer support and advice to people in business.

The International department of the Chamber of Commerce helps local companies in foreign markets through business promotion, fairs, business opportunity days, networking between national and foreign companies, etc.

The b2europe initiative helps and supports SMEs looking to increase their business on an interregional, European and international scale.

SOLVIT helps businesses deal with problems that arise when national authorities wrongly apply EU market rules.

E-mail a business organisation near you

The EU runs a network (Enterprise Europe Network) of local business organisations in most European countries that may be able to help you.

Choose your country and town and enter your enquiry below.

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