Includes import documentation and other requirements for both the U.S. exporter and foreign importer.
Last Published: 2/26/2018

Serbia uses a standardized import/export documentation process (generally requiring a bill-of-lading, etc.).  With the liberalization of the trade regime and reformation of the trade/customs-related institutions, Serbia continues to synchronize its documentation with the European Union. More detailed information may be reviewed at Additional Explanation Regarding the Inward Processing Procedure.

The Serbian Customs Tariff is harmonized annually with the EU Combined Nomenclature.  In Serbia, there are several tariff regulations that are binding:

  • Decisions on Tariff Classification published in the Official Journal of the European Union;
  • Decisions on Tariff Classification issued by the World Customs Organization (WCO);
  • Binding Tariff Information issued by the Serbian Customs Administration, upon request, regarding the classification of certain goods, in case of ambiguity or uncertainty.

Official translations of EU and WCO decisions are published regularly in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia.

Import licenses are required for narcotics (including psychotropic substances), medicines containing narcotics, precursors for the manufacture of narcotics, vitamins, blood products, microorganisms, human body parts, non-registered medicines and medical devices, endangered species of wild fauna and flora, substances depleting the ozone layer, radioactive materials, reactors and reactor parts, arms, military equipment and dual-use goods, asbestos, industrial explosives, hunting and sports arms and ammunition for such arms, precious metals, and specific agricultural products for veterinary purposes.  The majority of the above-mentioned goods are subject to import licenses in accordance with existing international conventions.

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