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Guide on Getting a License

Easy steps for getting a license:

STEP 1

Do my goods require a license?

a. Please look the list of military goods (185.26 KB, PDF), see if you can find your goods noted there

  • YES, the goods were noted in the List of Military Goods. In that case you definitely need a license for export, import, and transit. Please look below at Step 2;
  • NO, the goods were not noted in that list. Please look at Step 1.b.:

b. Please look the List of Dual-Use Goods if your goods are noted there

  • YES, goods were noted in that list. In that case you need license for export and transit but not for import. Please look below at Step 2;
  • NO, my goods were not noted in that list. Please look at Step 1.c.:

c. Please look at "List of certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment" and check whether your goods are noted in any of these lists.

  • YES, the goods were noted in the Annex II. In that case export, import and transit of these goods are prohibited unless the goods are of historical nature and will be used for exhibition in the country of destination.
  • YES, the goods were noted in the Annex III. In that case you need a license for export and transit but not for import. Please look below at Step 2.
  • NO, the goods were not noted in that list. In that case your goods probably do not need a license.

If you have any doubts, or your country of destination is subject to international sanctions (see International Sanctions section), do not hesitate to ask opinion from Strategic Goods Commission. For enquiry, please fill in and sign the enquiry form (see: Enquiry form (PDF)) and send it to the Commission either by fax (+372) 6377 288, e-mail (stratkom@vm.ee; only if signed digitally or scanned copy of signed enquiry form).

STEP 2

Goods require a license. How to get it?

a. Please fill an application according to your procedure (export, import, transit, end user certificate or international import certificate). Applications can be found here. The applications are in Estonian and need to be filled in Estonian language. Any further documentation can be in English, German or Russian.  Please fill in all the boxes. In case you need help in translation into or from Estonian language, please consult with Estonian Association of Interpreters and Translators.

b. Attach description of the goods to the application;

c. Attach invoice and other relevant documentation to the application;

d. Attach end-user statement (end user certificate or international import certificate) to the application; You do not have to attach them if you are applying for one of them.

e. Attach the copy of receipt of the State fee payment.

Instruction for payment:

State fee for license application is 13 EUR. This sum has to be paid to Ministry of Finance bank account in AS SEB Pank (account number EE891010220034796011) or in Swedbank (account number EE932200221023778606).

Please write the reference number 2900073627 to the payment order and for the explanation space of the payment please write the name of the procedure (for example, "import license application")

f. Please put all the documents mentioned before into the envelope and send or bring yourself them to Strategic Goods Commission at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia (Mail address: Islandi väljak 1, 15049 Tallinn).

If you do not have all the documents or you have any questions on filling the applications, please contact the Secretary of the Commission at phone (+372) 637 7192 or by e-mail stratkom@vm.ee

STEP 3

Application is sent, when shall I get the license?

By the law, the Strategic Goods Commission has 30 working days for processing the application after receipt of all necessary documentation. In extraordinary cases this time can be extended. Usually, it takes couple of weeks to process the application.

After coming to a decision the Commission will inform you immediately about it.


IMPORTANT NOTES ON LICENSES:

a. You need a valid license before the goods have crossed the state border of the Republic of Estonia;

After the transaction has been committed the blue copy of the license, marked by the Customs authorities, has to be sent back to the Strategic Goods Commission.

How to pay State fee

State fee for license application is 13 EUR. This sum has to be paid to Ministry of Finance bank account in AS SEB Pank (account number EE891010220034796011) or in Swedbank (account number EE932200221023778606). Please write the reference number 2900073627 to the payment order and for the explanation space of the payment please write the name of the procedure (for example, "import license application").

Last updated: 17 June 2015

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