EU-Andorra Customs Union
Are you interested in importing products from Andorra? This section helps you understand the EU’s customs union with Andorra.
At a glance
The customs union between the European Community and the Principality of Andorra was established in 1990. It foresees
- free movement between the two parts of the customs union for the goods covered, as a result of the elimination of tariff and non-tariff measures
- common customs tariff, common commercial policy and a Joint Declaration in EC preferential agreements
- adoption by Andorra of the provisions on import formalities applied by the Community to third countries and the laws, regulations and administrative provisions applicable to customs matters in the Community and necessary for the proper functioning of the customs union
- special duty/tax relief for travelers
Trade in goods
- the customs union covers all products found between chapters 25 an 97 of the Harmonised System (HS)
- the customs union does not cover agricultural products. However, products that fall under HS Chapters 1-24 originating in Andorra are exempt from import duties when imported into the EU. Moreover, preferential treatment applies for specific EU tobacco products imported into Andorra.
- zero customs duties and zero quotas for goods covered by the customs union
- for processed agricultural products, the abolishment of customs duties on imports and charges having equivalent effect applies to customs duties constituting the fixed component of the charge on imports of those products into the Community from the Principality of Andorra, while the variable component shall continue to apply
- check-out the tariffs for your specific product originating from the EU and exported to Andorra using the My Trade Assistant
- check-out the tariffs for your specific product originating from Andorra and exported to the EU using the My Trade Assistant
Rules of origin
- the Principality of Andorra applies, in the same manner as the Community, the Community provisions on the rules of origin in trade with countries enjoying tariff preferences
- rules of origin for agricultural products not covered by the Customs Union – bilateral cumulation applies
- rules of origin applicable to tobacco
Check the rules of origin that apply to your specific product in My Trade Assistant.
Technical rules and requirements
- learn about the technical requirements, rules and procedures that goods have to meet in order to be imported in the European Union.
- search for the specific rules and regulations applicable to your product and its country of origin in the My Trade Assistant. To view requirements for your product you will first have to identify its customs code. If you do not know the customs code, you can search for it with your product's name in the built-in search engine.
Health and safety requirements SPS
- learn about the health, safety, sanitary and phytosanitary standards that goods have to meet in order to be imported in the European Union
- search for the health, safety and SPS rules applicable to your product and its country of origin in the My Trade Assistant. To view requirements for your product you will first have to identify its customs code. If you do not know the customs code, you can search for it with your product's name in the built-in search engine.
Custom clearance documents and procedures
- the Principality of Andorra adopted the customs provisions necessary for the proper functioning of the Customs Union based on the Community Customs Code and its implementing provisions
- where the Principality of Andorra grants autonomously the tariff preferences, and its authorities wish to carry out a post-clearance control of a certificate of origin (EUR.1 or form A) or an invoice declaration, such controls shall be made by one of the designated Community customs offices
- the replacement certificates issued by the Community customs offices or customs offices of the Principality of Andorra under whose control the products have been placed shall be accepted in the other part of the Customs Union under the conditions laid down in each of those procedures
- Andorra applies mutatis mutandis Regulation No 1207/2001 (supplier's declaration)
- find out more about custom clearance documents and procedures needed to import into the European Union
Intellectual property and geographical indications
- find out more about IP and GI legislation in the EU, as well as EU IPR policy in trade
Trade in services
- find more information about the rules, regulations and facilities for trade in services
- find general information about public procurement legislation, rules and access to different markets
- find specific information on the EU market of public procurement
- find general information to enable your investment abroad
- find specific information if you are investing from abroad into the EU