Macao

MACAO – CUSTOMS INFORMATION

Imports
General Import Guidelines
Import Duties and Fees
Duties Exemption
Imports Required Documents
General Imports
Re-Export
Temporary Import – Exhibition / Repair and Return
Exports
Transiting Goods
Prohibited / Restricted Goods
References

Imports

General Import Guidelines
The importer must have a valid importer code from Customs Authority
Imported goods must conform to licensed activities of the importer
Imported goods must be accompanied with an International Waybill, a Commercial Invoice, a Certificate of Origin, and a Packing List
HS Codes must be stated clearly on the Commercial Invoice. Where the HS Codes are not stated, Customs Authorities shall determine the proper HS Codes based on the goods and the stated description

Import Duties and Fees
The customs valuation is based on CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight) which means that the amount used to assess customs duty is the sum of cost of gods, insurance and shipping cost to Macau
Customs tariff applicable on imported goods depend on HS Codes
International express or courier imports with declared value below HKD 5,000 are duty free
Goods with declared value of more than HKD 5,000 will be treated as normal cargo goods, and will require a formal customs clearance

Duties Exemption

A number of goods are exempted from customs duties. Below are some of the applied exemptions:
Goods addressed to government or semi-government agencies
Diplomatic goods

Imports Required Documents

General Imports

Import Declaration is processed in the event of goods being imported into Macau from other countries. The below documents are needed:
Original Waybill
Original Commercial Invoice
Original of the Certificate of Origin approved by Chamber of Commerce at country of origin
Packing List (detailed)

Re-Export

Import Declaration is processed in the event of importing goods into Macau for purpose of re-exporting. The below documents are needed:
Original Waybill
Original Commercial Invoice
Original of the Certificate of Origin approved by Chamber of Commerce at country of origin
Packing List (detailed)

Temporary Import – Exhibition / Repair and Return

Upon entry of goods into Macau on temporary basis for the purpose of taking part in an exhibition or repairs / maintenance, a deposit amount equivalent to customs duties has to be made for the benefit of Macau Customs Authorities. The deposit is refunded upon exporting the goods. If the goods are not being exported the deposit is forfeited. The below documents are needed:
Original Waybill
Original Commercial Invoice
Original of the Certificate of Origin approved by Chamber of Commerce at country of origin
Packing List (detailed)
Import and export permit (if necessary)

When completing your Commercial Invoice, we recommend that you abide by Aramex guidelines to ensure timely and efficient clearance Read More

Exports

When exporting goods from Macau some documents and regulations will be applied before the exit of goods to the destination. Failure to submit required documents may delay goods when exporting

Exporters need to include the following documents with their goods:
Original Commercial Invoice
Customs Declaration if the goods’ value is above USD 750
For certain goods, a strategic export license is required. Example where these licenses are needed include: military, dual-use, textiles and garments For more information click here to check if your goods require an export license
Other documents that could be required would depend on the specific requirements of the destinations. Aramex maintain a list of needed documents and customs information per country (please select country name on this )

Important Notes
All exported goods might be inspected by Customs Authorities
Aramex will not transport goods that are prohibited by the laws or regulations Macau
For more information on exporting from the Macau click here

Transiting Goods

Transiting Goods through Macau can only remain for three days from the date of arrival into the country

To process Transiting Goods, the below documents are needed:
Original Waybill
Original Commercial Invoice
Original of the Certificate of Origin approved by Chamber of Commerce at country of origin
Packing List (detailed)

Prohibited / Restricted Goods

Aramex will not transport goods that are prohibited by the laws or regulations of Macau

In accordance to Aramex Shipping Policy, the following items are not acceptable for transport by Aramex:
Monetary items including currency, fake money, and coins
Publications that are offensive to religions, morals, human rights or aims to cause corruption and disorder
Narcotics and drugs including heroin, opium, drugs raw material (powder, liquid), cannabis leaves, etc.
Counterfeit goods covering all brands of clothes, machinery, shoes, electronics, watches etc.
Fireworks*
Ivory and ivory products*
Furs*
Jewelry, precious metals , stones, articles or antiques of exceptional high value*
Bullion*
Chemical waste and nuclear waste
Hazardous as defined in IATA Regulations*
Ammunitions*
Human remains, including ashes*
Animals, plants, food items and perishable*

* Certain goods which are listed above as prohibited may be accepted by Aramex on a contractual basis, if exporters / importers are able to comply with all applicable regulations

Some goods require approval from the designated authority prior to importing into Macau. Some examples are shown below:

Food products, live animals and plants require approval from Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau
Pharmaceutical products, and cosmetics require approval from Health Department
Electronics and communications products require approval from Development of Telecommunications and Information Technology

References
Macau Customs
Customs Terminologies

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