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Procedure NameApplication for Customs Permit
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Description

This procedure is used to obtain a Customs Permit (CP) from the GDCE Customs Procedures Department (CPD).

Customs Permits are required for all of the following:

The procedure is the same for all of the above, but the supporting documents may differ for specific goods and for QIP imports/exports (see the Notes for details).

Place for submitting application

All Customs Permits need to be applied for and are issued at GDCE’s Customs Headquarters located in Phnom Penh

General Department of Customs and Excise
Customs Procedures Department (CPD)
Address: #6-8, Preah Norodom Blvd., Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Person of Contact Name:
Person of Contact Tel:
Website: http://www.customs.gov.kh 

 


 

 


Notes

Note 1

This letter needs to be drafted by the applicant and can be in free format.

Note 2

Supporting documents required for application for Customs Permit:

 

a. Import by QIP

Persons who apply for Customs Permit to import QIP’s goods whose duties and taxes are borne by the Royal Government shall:

  • Obtain Master List of goods imported for QIP production approved by the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC)/Cambodian Investment Board (CIB),
  • Submit to GDCE (Department of Customs Procedure) the request letter attaching with the invoice, packing list, transportation documents, authorization letters for representatives and other documents as necessary.

 

b. Import/Export of Goods in the List of Prohibited and Restricted Goods

To import/export the goods in the List of Prohibited and Restricted Goods, importer shall implement as follows:

  • Obtain license, permit, or certificates as well as other legal documents in similar forms, from competent authorities of the government including relevant technical ministries or agencies.
  • Submit to GDCE (Department of Customs Procedure) the request letter attaching with the invoice, packing list, transportation documents, authorization letters for representatives and other documents as necessary

 

c. Import of Goods under Public Investment Framework

 

Under Public Investment Framework (Grant Aid)

Persons who apply for Customs Permit to import goods with duties and taxes borne by the Royal Government under public investment framework by using Grant Aid shall:

  • Obtain Master List of goods imported for their production of public investment projects approved by the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC)/ /Cambodian Rehabilitation and Development Board (CDC/CRDB).
  • Submit to GDCE (Department of Customs Procedure) the request letter attaching with the invoice, packing list, transportation documents, authorization letters for representatives and other documents as necessary

 

Under Public Investment Framework (Loan)

Persons who apply for Customs Permit to import goods with duties and taxes borne by The Royal Government under public investment framework by using Loan shall:

  • Obtain Master List of goods imported for their production of public investment projects approved by Ministry of Economy and Finance.
  • Submit to GDCE (Department of Customs Procedure) the request letter attaching with the invoice, packing list, transportation documents, authorization letters for representatives and other documents as necessary

 

d. Import of Goods under Grant Aid, Loan, and Humanitarian Aid Framework

 

Import of Goods under Grant Aid Framework (Bilateral, Multilateral, NGO)

Prior to applying for Customs Permit in order to import materials, machineries, vehicles and petroleum with duties and taxes borne by the Royal Government for implementing projects under Grant Aid, Loan, and Humanitarian Aid framework or for functioning in offices of development cooperation agencies, the project implementing agencies (including: ministries and institutions of the Royal Government of Cambodia and/or Development Partners’ agencies, International Organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations), the project implementer shall apply for the import permission of goods with duties and taxes borne by the Royal Government from the Council for the Development of Cambodia/Cambodian Rehabilitation and Development Board (CDC/CRDB).

After obtaining the import permission of goods with duties and taxes borne by the Royal Government from CDC/CRDB, the above importer shall apply for Customs Permit at GDCE (Department of Customs Procedure) with submitting some necessary documents that include:

  • Import permit of goods with duties and taxes borne by Royal Government from CDC/CRDB
  • Request letter which was submitted to CDC/CRDB for import permission of goods with duties and taxes borne by The Royal Government
  • Invoice, packing list, transportation documents, authorization letter for representatives, and other documents as necessary.

 

Import of Goods under Loan, and Humanitarian Aid framework

Prior to applying for Customs Permit in order to import equipment and materials with duties and taxes borne by the Royal Government under Loan and Humanitarian Aid framework, the project implementing agency or the aid recipient institutions shall submit the application to Ministry of Economy and Finance for getting approval.

After obtaining the import permission of goods with duties and taxes borne by the Royal Government from Ministry of Economy and Finance, the above project implementing agency or aid recipient institutions shall apply for Customs Permit at GDCE (Department of Customs Procedure) with submitting some necessary documents that include:

  • Import Permit for importation of goods with duties and taxes borne by the Royal Government from Minister of Ministry of Economy and Finance or request letter, for import permission of goods with duties and taxes borne by the Royal Government, that was endorsed by Minister of Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • Invoice, packing list, transportation documents, authorization letter for representatives, and other documents as necessary.

 

e. Import of Goods for Foreign diplomatic or Consular missions, International organization and Technical Cooperation Agencies of Other Governments

Organizations and persons wishing to apply for exemption of duties and taxes for goods imported for foreign diplomatic or consular missions, international organization and technical cooperation agencies of other governments for use in the exercise of their official function and for personal use of their official personnel shall first obtain authorization from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Based on the above request, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation submit the request, for importation of goods with duties and taxes borne by the Royal Government, to Ministry of Economy and Finance for approval (GDCE shall examine and decide the above request in the name of Ministry of Economy and Finance According to Authorization Letter No. 005 of Ministry of Economy and Finance dated April 6, 2015).

After obtaining approval from GDCE management, applicant shall apply for Customs Permit at GDCE (Department of Customs Procedure) submitting all necessary documents that include: the invoice, packing list, transportation documents, authorization letter for representatives, and other documents as necessary.

 

f. Import of Goods such as Household Goods, Personal Effects, and Other Belongings Excluding Motorized Vehicles in the Case of Transferring Residence

Applicant shall submit the request letter for import of goods with duties and taxes borne by the Royal Government to Ministry of Economy and Finance. GDCE shall examine and decide the above request according to Authorization Letter No. 005 of Ministry of Economy and Finance dated April 6, 2015.

After obtaining approval from GDCE management, applicant shall apply for Customs Permit at GDCE ‚Äč(Department of Customs Procedure) with submitting some necessary documents that include:

  • the invoice, packing list, transportation documents, authorization letter for representatives, and other documents as necessary.

 

g. For prohibited and restricted goods, subject to Sub-decree No. 209

An Applicant wishing to import or export goods listed in Sub-decree No. 209 on Prohibited and Restricted Goods will be required to obtain and Import or Export Certificate/License/Permit from the relevant Ministries charged with responsibility of those goods. Determination of responsible agency and if a Certificate/License/Permit is required is indicated within the relevant Annex of Sub-Decree 209.

After obtaining the import or export Certificate/License/Permit, the Importer/Exporter or their legal representative shall apply for Customs Permit at GDCE (Department of Customs Procedure) with submitting some necessary documents that include:

  • Import or Export Certificate/Permit/License as issued  by the respective Government Agency responsible for the goods,
  • Invoice, packing list, transportation documents, authorization letter for representatives, and other documents as necessary.

Note 3

Customs Permit issued, the same form is used for all regimes.

 

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