In this part of the CEFTA Web Portal you will find the most important customs import/export procedures separately for each CEFTA Economy. Procedures include but are not limited to: 1.The location of customs clearance offices; 2.The working hours in each office; 3.The procedures to follow based on the destination of your goods; 4.The documents to present to customs authorities for obtaining approval for the relevant destination; 5.The officially approved documents given to you by customs authorities in each case; 6.The procedures followed by customs authorities for calculating the customs value of your goods; 7.The definition of rules of origins determining customs preferential or non preferential tariffs; 8.The Free Trade Agreements signed by each CEFTA Economy with the other signatories. In cases where the final destination of goods is one of the CEFTA Economies, please refer to the import procedures section of this Economy on this portal. In cases where goods transit through different economies before arriving to their final destination, please refer to the transit procedures of these economies. If goods exit one of the CEFTA Economies included in this site, please refer to the export procedures for the relevant Economy.

  • I’m interested to know if ATA Carnet is necessary for temporary export of goods from one (Macedonia) to another CEFTA 2006 economy (BiH)? More specifically, the temporary export shall apply to music instruments of a band which should perform on a music festival in BiH.

    Any export should be supported by the relevant documents, including transport documentation (ATA Carnet, CMR or TIR license). Detailed information about the export documentation and procedures applying in Macedonia is available on the following CEFTA 2006 link: (

  • I would like to know where it is possible to find the list of the trade marks concessioners (representatives) in Macedonia?

    In the Republic of Macedonia, the list of trade marks concessioners/representatives could be found in the Bureau of industrial property of the economy.

  • I would like to import industrial goods to Macedonia from Croatia, but produced in Russia. What tariff rates and VAT apply to such import?

    If the goods do not originate from a CEFTA 2006 economy, the official tariff rate of the importing economy towards originating economy (in this case Russia) applies. In Macedonia, the tariff rates have been published in the Customs tariff code

    Regarding VAT, the official rate(s) of the economy apply. In Macedonia, the regular rate is 18% and preferential one (applying to certain categories of products) is 5%. The VAT rates applying to specific importing goods in Macedonia are available through the online tariff search tool (

  • I own a company dealing with production of textile apparel in Macedonia and I would like to import raw materials from a CEFTA 2006 economy (Croatia). Can my company carry out the import itself or it must be done by a specialized company?

    The import could be done by your company, if it is registered for import/export activities at the relevant national institution in the economy (Central Register Office in Macedonia). If not, the import should be done by a representative, authorized by your company. More details about this issue could be found on the following link: (

  • I’m interested to know if I could import goods from a CEFTA 2006 economy using my own vehicle as a means of transportation or should I hire a registered transportation company?

    Only import of non-commercial goods for personal use (up to certain value) could be done in a privately owned vehicle. In Macedonia, the value of the imported goods for personal use could be maximum 175 euros. In the case of commercial import of goods, it must be done by a registered transportation company for the international carriage of goods. Also, the individuals are not entitled to import goods of a commercial nature.