Fabian Demicoli

Imports of kitchenware

 The Customs Department wishes to draw your attention to COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 284/2011 of 22 March 2011 laying down specific conditions and detailed procedures for the import of polyamide and melamine plastic kitchenware originating in or consigned from the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (attached).

 

This Regulation applies to the import of polyamide and of melamine plastic kitchenware originating in or consigned from the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

In particular, your attention is drawn to the following requirements:

Importers or their representatives shall notify Customs authorities at least two working days in advance of the estimated date and time of physical arrival of consignments originating in or consigned from China and Hong Kong (article 4).

The release for free circulation of polyamide and melamine plastic kitchenware originating in or consigned from China and Hong Kong is subject to the presentation to the customs authorities of the declaration set out in the Annex duly completed as provided for in Article 3.  This requires that the importer submit to Customs for each consignment a declaration, duly completed, confirming that it meets the requirements concerning the release of primary aromatic amines and formaldehyde laid down in Part A of Annex V and in Section A of Annex II to Directive 2002/72/EC respectively.  A model of the declaration is set out in the Annex to the Regulation. The declaration is to be drawn up in Maltese or English and shall be accompanied by a laboratory report providing information as required by article 3.

For more information kindly contact Mr Mario Brincat-Customs EU  

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