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Prohibitions and restrictions - Restrictions on exportation

1. Introductory
According to the law, the importation and exportation of certain goods is prohibited or restricted. Restrictions usually refer to the need for securing the authority or inspection from the appropriate Government Department. The aim of prohibitions and restrictions is the protection of society and the perpetuation of a safe environment. More specifically, such prohibitions and restrictions are essential for the safeguard of social ethics, order and security, protection of public health or the health of animals or the protection of plant-life, the protection of industrial and commercial property, archaeological treasures, cultural artefacts and others. The following are lists of prohibitions and restrictions, which passengers may carry with them. Be it noted that the lists are not exhaustive.

For further information, interested people are advised to contact Customs Headquarters (tel. no. 22601679 & 22601652, fax no. 22602769) or the competent authorities or services.

2. Export restrictions
Description of goods
Conditions for importation
Antiquities (including items of cultural heritage, e.g. old earthen jars)Export licence from the Department of Antiquities
Breeding animals and genetic material
  • Authorisation and certificate of suitability issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment
  • Health certificate from the Veterinary Services Department
Carrots and beetroots
  • Inspection certificate and phytosanitary certificate from the Produce Inspection Service of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
  • Licence from the Cyprus Carrots and Beetroots Marketing Board
Cyprus agricultural products
  • Inspection certificate and phytosanitary certificate from the Agricultural Produce Service of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
Fertilizers
  • Licence from the Fertilisers Control Board
Hazardous wastes (according the Bern Convention)
  • Licence from the Environment Service, Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment
  • Inspection by the Environment Service
Live animals and products of animal origin and derivatives their of
  • Veterinary certificate from the Veterinary Services Department
  • In addition for cheese products the following are required:
  • Certificate ΙΜΑ1 (for exports in European Union countries); and
  • Inspection certificate from the Produce Inspection Service of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
Materials and equipment for the production of weapons of mass destruction and similar weapons (nuclear, biological, chemical)Export licence from the Ministry of Commerce Industry and Tourism
Olives and olive products
  • Inspection certificate and phytosanitary certificate from the Produce Inspection Service of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
  • Licence from the Cyprus Olive Products Marketing Board
Potatoes
  • Inspection certificate and phytosanitary certificate from the Produce Inspection Service of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
  • Licence from the Cyprus Potatoes Marketing Board
Weights and measures, parts or accessories thereof Licence from the Controller of Weights and Measures, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
Wheat, barley, flour, maize and sorghum
  • Inspection certificate and phytosanitary certificate from the Produce Inspection Service of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
  • Licence from the Grain Commission
Wild fauna and flora, endangered by extinction and products their of (Washington Convention - CITES), e.g. animals, birds, fowls, lizards, cactus, hides, ivory, etc)Export licence from the Environment Service
Vine products (e.g. wine, raisin) Certificate of suitability from the Oenology Section of the Ministry of Agriculture
Wood and other wood products Licence from the Forestry Department




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