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Procedure Codes

 

   
To declare goods for different customs procedures, Customs Procedure Codes (CPC) will be used. These procedure codes will govern the procedure that customs will apply to the declared goods. The use of a CPC will define the type of declaration.

The CPC is a two part alphanumeric code. The first part is made up of a letter and a number, which corresponds, to different 'Customs Regimes'. The Customs Regimes are:

C4 - Importation for home use
C5 - Temporary importation
C6 - Re-importation
E1 - Direct exportation
E2 - Temporary exportation
E3 - Re-exportation
S7 - Suspense-warehousing procedure
S8 - Transit
S9 - Other procedures

The second part of the customs procedure code is composed of two numbers, which correspond to the different sub procedures.

The following are the procedure codes that are currently being used.

 

C400 direct entry for home use
C401 direct entry -gov't bodies assessment nationally paid/contra transferred to H.Q. for central account of taxes pending completion of doc. & Payment
C402 entry for home use free from with hold tax (other institutions)
C405 direct entry-direct delivery or transit transfer notice procedure-tax in deposit assessed at 120% revenue. Outright payment on presentation of document.
C406 importation of goods donated by external organizations to charitable associations & organizations in Ethiopia (for direct home use)
C408 direct entry-personal effects and merchandise in baggage importer not registered at Ministry Trade &Industry.; No bank permit require
C409 direct entry for goods imp. For home use under Franco valuta without requirement of bank permit (no exemptions)
C410 relief on goods for educational, scientific, cultural materials, visual & auditory        materials of educational. Scientific & cultural character (UNISCO agreement)
C411 relief from import duties & taxes in cases covered by international institutions - equipment or material related to int. civil aviation (ICAO convention)
C412 relief from import duties & taxes in cases covered by int'l instruments       commercial samples of negligible value & advertising mat. (Int'l con.)
C413 relief from import duties & taxes in cases covered by int'l instruments importation of tourist publicity documents and materials (convention)
C414 relief from import duties & taxes in cases covered by int'l instruments goods for display or use at exhibitions, fairs, meetings (cust. Conv.)
C415 relief from import duties & taxes in cases covered by int'l instruments goods under diplomatic or consular privileges (Vienna Convention)
C417 importation of equip., spare parts, fuel, lubricants & consumable supplies for aircraft's engaged in international flights
C419 importation of capital goods by non governmental organizations (NGO) (for direct home use)
C421 relief from duties and taxes other than those referred to under codes 410 to 420
C422 personal effects of Ethiopian nationals who worked in Ethiopian Branch office for > 3yr investors, students, 3yrs refugees/returnees and workers of int'l org. Which Ethiopia is a member. Letter from their HQ or from Ethiopia Embassy and invest
C423 personal effects of Ethiopian nationals: 1-3yrs refugees/returnees, 1-3yrs Ethiopian gov't employees (Ethiopian branch off.), 3-12mths Eth.workers of int'l organizations which Eth. Is a member.
C424 personal effects of Ethiopian nationals: 3-12mths refugees, returnees, and eth.gov. Employees (in Ethiopian Branch off.),3-12mths Ethiopian nationals went for seminar/educ. Letter from head offices and/or foreign affairs, and/or from the org.
C425 personal effects of Ethiopian nationals: diplomat of Eth. Embassies, diplomats of int'l org., Nat. Returned for government tasks letter of Ministry of Foreign Affairs or concerning authorities
C430 importation of articles specifically designed for educational, scientific or cultural advancement of the blind and physically handicapped
C440 relief from duties-exemption applied to specific projects related to national security or gov't investment plan (Fincha, Tabor ceramic, etc.)
C450 sales of duty free imported goods by gov`t institutions
C470 withdrawal for home use from government warehouse
C471 withdrawal for home use from private warehouses or other premises under fiscal control
C472 withdrawal for home use from duty free shops taxes to be paid
C473 relief from duties & taxes for goods imp. For home use by int'l org. Not part of the UN system and by their foreign personal
C474 concessions for goods imported under COMESA agreement
C475 concessions for goods imported under Ethio-Eritrean agreement
C476 relief for duties & taxes for goods imported for home use by int'l organization part of UN system & by their foreign personnel
C477 with drawl from private WHS for home use on duty free
C478 relief for duties & taxes for goods imp. By religious org. Importing the bible & Koran only
C483 withdrawal for home use for goods previously declared duty and tax paid but certified short shipped or short landed
C485 project goods imported temporarily & Re-exported paying customs & excise tax for depreciation
C490 direct entry following previous full relief procedure i.e. previous procedure for diplomatic or full exemption
C492 home use from duty-free shop with full duty-free privilege
C493 entry following temporary importation procedure goods imported on temporary base but remained in the country letter from the HQ
C494 transferring of temporary imported goods to duty free entitled body letter from HQ
C500 direct temporary importation for return in unaltered state
C501 direct temporary importation on duty deposit guarantee letter for any purpose listed under temporary importation regime
C502 direct temporary importation for inward processing or repair (drawback system)
C503 direct temp. Import. Under diplomatic privileges, UN staff, tourists...Goods listed under temporary importation scheme subject to control
C504 cancellation for goods imported under CPC C501 goods imported temporarily & exported or transferred to 3rd party
C610 re-importation after outright exportation
C620 re-importation after temporary exportation, unaltered
C621 re-importation after temporary exportation for outward processing - repair or manufacturing
E100 direct public exports of home produced goods
E101 direct public exports of home produced goods including imported materials
E102 direct exportation by government
E103 direct exportation by government including imported materials
E115 direct export for diplomats
E120 direct exportation of goods on which industrial drawback is to be claimed
E170 direct exportation of goods after government customs warehousing procedure
E171 direct exportation of goods after private customs warehousing procedure
E190 exportation after procedure other than those referred to under codes 100to 171
E200 temporary exportation of any goods
E340 re-exportation after customs clearance for home use
E350 re-exportation after temporary importation for return in unaltered state
E351 re-export following temporary importation on duty deposit
E352 re-exportation after temporary importation for inward processing or repair (drawback system)
E353 re-exportation following temporary importation under exemption relief including re-exportation of personal effects
E354 goods declared for home use but re-exported before clearance bank permit - cancellation for import L/C
S700 direct entry in government customs warehouse
S701 direct entry private customs warehouse
S702 direct entry in duty free shops
S704 cancellation for CPC S701
S710 entry (transfer) in government customs warehouse after warehousing
S800 national transit procedure -interior transit from one inland customs office to another inland customs office
S810 international transit procedure - through transit from office of entry to office of exit-taxes secured by refundable deposit or guarantee
S820 international transit procedure - inward transit (from office of entry to inland customs office)
S900 supplies for ships and aircraft's stores and others - direct supply
S910 forfeited goods for auction
S911 auction of goods from government warehouse
S912 auction of goods from private warehouse
S920 destruction of goods direct before customs clearance

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