International Import Certificate

An International Import Certificate is a document required by the importing country in order to recognize that a controlled shipment is entering their country. The importing country pledges to monitor the shipment and prevent its re-export, except in accordance with its own export control regulations. This certificate allows for better coordination between the exporting and importing countries in regards to shipments of controlled goods.

An International Import Certificate includes information on the shipment, such as:

  • The name and address of the consignor.
  • The name and address of the consignee.
  • A description of the goods.
  • The value of the goods.
  • The quantity of the goods.
  • The Harmonized System (HS) code for the goods.

This certificate is also often called an Import Permit, an Import License, or an Import Certificate.

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Common Import / Export Documents – HKTDC

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