IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Jul 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export licensing requirement

In light of the French 'national pact for growth, competitiveness and employment' of November 2012 - stating the priority to simplify customs procedures - the French trade minister, Mrs. Nicole Bricq, has announced her first plans for simplification:

  • From the second half of 2013 on, firms can benefit from electronic export certificates instead of paper ones in agriculture (in 2011, almost 30,000 certificates have been issued, amounting to over 3 billion euros) and likewise for CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) permits.
  • From September 2013 on, electronic export licences for defence-related products will be introduced on an experimental basis.

For this measure, concerning agricultural exports, the affected trading partners have been identified using the French agricultural ministry's annual GraphAgri publication, chapter 'Commerce extérieur agroalimentaire', available online here. For defence-related exports, the defence ministry's annual report to parliament concerning arms exports was used, available online here.

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