ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jul 2013

In July 2013, the government of France announced a rule change relating to export registration.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE



Minist?re du commerce ext?rieur, 'Simplifier les procedures douani?res pour les entreprises exportatrices', January 25, 2013: http://www.commerce-exterieur.gouv.fr/simplification-des-procedures-douanieres-pour-entreprises-exportatrices
Minist?re de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Foret, GraphAgri France 2012, Chapter 9 'Commerce ext?rieur agroalimentaire': http://agreste.agriculture.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/Gaf12p111-116.pdf
Minist?re de la D?fense, 'Rapport 2012 sur les exportations fran?aises d'armement': http://www.defense.gouv.fr/actualites/articles/rapport-2012-sur-les-exportations-francaises-d-armement


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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