Documents required to export from Italy

Documentation in Italy for Export


Information provided here describes about documents required for export from Italy.


The documents required for export from Italy is based on the product exporting from Italy, multilateral, bilateral or unilateral trade agreements, and other trade policies of Italy government.  The export documents required in Italy also depends up on the nature of goods exporting (General goods, Personal effects, Dangerous goods, Livestock etc.), regular trade policy of Italy Government,   specific goods exporting from Italy (Arms and ammunition, health products, food products, chemicals etc.)


However, the following documents required to export goods from Italy:


Export Customs clearance documents required in Italy


Customs Entry document: (specified by Italy customs) prepared by exporter’s customs broker or exporter.

Customs bond if applicable for specific goods exporting to Italy or to claim import benefits from Italy government.

Legal Undertaking (LUT) if applicable to claim export benefits from Italy government or to export specific products

Customs declarations wherever applicable:  Italy export customs clearance declarations as per specified format of Italy government.

Export Licence if applicable to be obtained from government agency of Italy.

Purchase order or Letter of Credit between Italy exporter and overseas buyer of goods.

Commercial Invoice cum packing list issued by seller of goods

Certificate of Origin issued by competent authority of origin country of goods.

Insurance Certificate issued by the government authorized insurance service provider

Certificates of Inspection if applicable:  Some of the importers demands exporter (seller) through LC or Purchase order to inspect export goods to Italy by an internationally recognized inspection agency like SGS, BVQI, or other Quality inspecting agency. etc.

ATA CARNET/Temporary shipment certificate if applicable

Certificate of Analysis if applicable.  The buyer may insist the seller to enclose certificate of analysis about the goods.  The same certificate helps Italy customs authorities to confirm the product imported to Italy.

Certificate of Free Sale if applicable.  If goods are not commercially involved, a certificate of sale is attached by exporter along with goods dispatched.

Weight Certificate if applicable.   Weight certificate issued by exporter is required at various circumstances like satiability of flight, satiability of vessel, International road safety rules, import or export duty calculation, claiming export/import benefits from government etc.

Consular Invoice if applicable:  Some of the importing countries insists embassy attested documents which is mandatory at importing country to customs clear goods.



Documents required for customs in Italy for specific products to export

Electronic Export Information if applicable

Certificate of Health or Sanitation if applicable

Generic Certificate of Origin if applicable

Dangerous Goods Certificate if applicable

Fisheries Certificate if applicable

Fumigation Certificate if applicable

Halal Certificate if applicable

Health Certificate if applicable

Ingredients Certificate if applicable

Inspection Certificate if applicable

Pre-Shipment Inspection certificate if applicable

Phytosanitary Certificate/quarantine certificate if applicable

Radiation Certificate if applicable

Dock Receipt and Warehouse Receipt if applicable

ISPM 15 (Wood Packaging) Marking certificate if applicable

Product manual or Product catalogue if applicable

Certified Engineer's Report if applicable

Chartered engineer’s certificate if applicable

Product specification certificate

Other specified documents if applicable



Bank export documents in Italy

Purchase order or Letter of Credit

Commercial Invoice cum packing list

Pro forma Invoice

Bill of exchange

Certificate of Origin

Insurance Certificate

Certificates of Inspection if applicable

Electronic Export Information if applicable

Certificate of Health or Sanitation if applicable

Other specified documents if applicable


This post explains about various documents at different levels that required by every exporter need to be submitted with the Italy Customs Authority.

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