How to export from Greece?

Complete procedures to export goods from Greece



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


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


For starting an import export business you should enlist as a taxpayer with Greece Tax Agency. A registered trade with concerned license as per the business is must for exporting and importing of commercial products from and into Greece.

Since  Greece 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 compulsory. 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.

The exporter should be registered with Exporters Register of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Greek Customs is the official Customs Authority which works under the Greek Ministry of Finance, and they oversees the customs processes in the country. In Greek Customs, there is a wing, the General Directorate of Customs and Excise Duty which is responsible for the overall management, monitoring, coordination and control of the customs authorities on issues concerning the customs, tariff and tax legislation.

The Operators are required to fill out an Entry Summary Declaration (ENS) to the customs of the country of entry, prior to the goods are brought into the customs territory of the Union, using the electronic procedure (Union Customs Code - UCC). The Union Customs Code (UCC) is part of the modernisation of customs and serves as the new framework regulation on the rules and procedures for customs throughout the EU.

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.

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 Greece.



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