How to export from Cyprus?

Complete procedures to export goods from Cyprus



Explain the export methodology in Cyprus. How to export from Cyprus? What are the export registration procedures, export customs process, export cargo movement methods in Cyprus?


Information given here explains about step by step procedures that need to be finished with Cyprus government authority for exportation from Cyprus.


Cyprus is a member state of European Union. So it has certain similar procedures as like the other member states in the Union. Since Cyprus falls under EU countries, a common trade policy is adopted to import/export most of the products.  A separate rules and regulations are applied to specific products when importing and exporting in the European Union called Integrated Tariff of the European Communities (TARIC code).   For any import, export or transit in EU countries, an EORI number is mandatory. EORI means Economic Operator Registration and Identification.  The European Union (EU) legislation has required all member states to adopt the Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) scheme. All importers, exporters and other transporters need to use a unique EORI reference number in all electronic communications with Customs and other government agencies involved in the international trade. This means that anyone involved with export, transit or import operations need to have EORI number.

If anyone wants to begin an import export business you should enlist as a taxpayer with Tax authority in Cyprus. A registered trade with concerned license as per the business is must for exporting and importing of commercial products from and into Cyprus.

The Cyprus Customs and Excise Department under the Ministry of Finance of Republic of Cyprus is responsible mainly for the imposition and collection of duties and taxes on goods, the safeguarding of the supply chain of goods, the enforcement of restrictions and prohibitions on goods imported, exported or in transit the facilitation of legitimate trade and support of business activities’ development and the protection of the consumers health and safety.

Before goods are placed under the export procedure, an exit summary declaration (EXS) must be lodged for the goods. An export declaration must be lodged when goods are exported to regions outside the fiscal region of the EU. Export declaration is lodged electronically either as a message declaration or using the Export Declaration Service. It can submit on SAD (Single Administrative Document) form.

The efficiency of the Customs Clearance process is depend on having the valid documents, the accuracy of the information provided in the documents as well as the promptness in submitting the documents and filing the necessary applications for the Customs Clearance. The exporter should make sure that they made all of the accurate export documents that are required to get the goods delivered through the port, cleared customs, satisfy all compliance and regulations, then loaded on board the pre determined carrier.


Generally in all countries there are three stages of process for export.    One time registration procedure to obtain export licence, documentation needed for exportation and Export customs clearance formalities.   Detailed information on these three stages of exports has been mentioned separately in this website.  You may click below those information links to know more about step by step procedures on how to export:


Export Registration and Licence procedures

Export Customs procedures

Export documents required


This post explains about different phases in export process that every exporter needs to go through for completing export from Cyprus.



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