GEN 1.4  Entry, transit and departure of cargo

1   Customs requirements concerning cargo and other articles

1.1   European Union
Intra-EU flights are free of customs formalities.
1.2   Third countries
As from 1 January 2011 it is mandatory for traders to provide customs authorities of the EU member states with advance information on goods brought into or out of the customs territory of the European Union.
Goods brought into the customs territory of the EU from a third country and consigned under a single transport document without transshipment to another airport in the EU, shall be presented to Customs only at the airport where they are unloaded or transshipped.
Operators of an aircraft engaged in commercial air traffic shall submit to the customs authorities a cargo manifest. The customs handling of a cargo is normally based on the information given in the customs declaration and the cargo manifest. Import, transit and export of goods shall follow the EU customs regulations.
For further information about the customs requirements, contact the customs authorities.
Following documents are generally required for the customs clearance of goods: transport document, commercial invoice of the shipment, certificate of origin, other documents related to the shipment (e.g. documents required for goods which are subject to prohibitions and restrictions).
For air cargo being simply transshipped from one flight to another at the same airport under the customs supervision, a cargo manifest or a loading list shall be submitted to the customs authorities.
In case of cargo and other articles being transferred to another international EU airport, a cargo manifest or a loading list is also used for customs control.
Upon exportation, the documents required for the clearance of goods to be exported by air are, as follows: a customs document and other documents when required (e.g. certificates, licences, authorizations etc.).

2   Agricultural quarantine requirements

2.1   Veterinary requirements
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2.2   Phytosanitary requirements
2.2.1  Phytosanitary quarantine requirements of the Republic of Slovenia as an EU member state are in line with European phytosanitary legislation, especially with the Council Directive 2000/29/EC, which includes certain annexes - lists of harmful organisms, plants and plant products that are subject to phytosanitary measures. Provisions of the mentioned directive are implemented into the national legislation by Plant Health Act (official consolidated text is published in the Official Journal of the Republic of Slovenia No.23/05) and Rules on protective measures with regard to the introduction and spread of harmful organisms in plants, plant products and other regulated objects (Official Journal of the Republic of Slovenia No. 31/04 and 142/04).
2.2.2  In order to prevent the introduction and spread of harmful organisms, the consignments of plants, plant products and regulated objects from third countries, listed in Annex V.B of the Council Directive 2000/29/EC, must be officially inspected at official points of entry in order to ascertain whether consignments:
  • are accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate or other alternative official document or stamp;
  • are not infected with quarantine harmful organisms from lists I and II;
  • do not contain prohibited plants, plant products or regulated objects from list III;
  • meet special phytosanitary requirements under list IV
2.2.3  Thus consignments from list V.B have to be declared to phytosanitary inspection at a border inspection post (for air consignments at Aerodrome LJUBLJANA/BRNIK). The list V.B includes all plants for planting, some seeds, some exotic fruits, some cut flowers and some wood or bark.
2.2.4  Inspection of a consignment includes inspection of documents, inspection of identity of the consignment and plant health check. When the results of the inspection indicate that the prescribed phytosanitary conditions are not met, the phytosanitary inspector orders confinement of the consignment and one or more of the prescribed measures (refusal, destruction, treatment, …).
2.2.5  The above mentioned requirements are not compulsory when natural persons import into the Republic of Slovenia smaller quantities of plants, plant products and regulated objects from list V.B, if these are for the use of the owner or recipient for non-industrial or non-commercial purposes or for the use during transport, under conditions that they originate in European countries and are not listed on list III of prohibited plants.
2.2.6  In case of any consignments that include wood packaging material, such consignments have to meet special requirements under international standard ISPM-15 as regards special treatment and marking of wood packaging material. The fulfilment of the prescribed requirements is supervised by phytosanitary inspection or custom office.
2.2.7  Import of live organisms harmful to plants (fungi, bacteria, viruses, insects) is prohibited, except for the scientific and research work upon the special permit given by the Phytosanitary Administration of Republic of Slovenia, if the prescribed conditions are met.
2.2.8  In the case of consignments of plants and plant products in transit, the inspection is not compulsory if a consignment is packed so that there is no risk of the spread of harmful organisms and the consignment is not divided, combined with other consignments or repacked in the customs territory of the Republic of Slovenia. Otherwise the inspection of consignments from list V.B in transit is compulsory.
2.2.9  Export of plants and plant products is performed under conditions of importing county. If the importing country requires the consignment to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate, the exporter has to present a written request for the issue of the phytosanitary certificate for the intended export to the phytosanitary inspector at least 24 hours prior to loading.
2.2.10  Additional information is available on the internet Web site - http://www.uvhvvr.gov.si