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Regulations on personal effects for citizens moving from a non-member-state into the European Union, or returning to the European Union with their household effects after an extended stay in a non-member-state to re-establish permanent residence in the EU

Please select the option that applies in your case:


First import of parts or derivatives of species listed in Annex A of Council Regulation (EC) No. 338/97, for personal effects

This includes, for instance:

  • The first import of hunting trophies of the species Ursus arctos (brown bear), Ursus arctos horribilis (grizzly bear), Felis silvestris (wild cat), Canis lupus (wolf), from the Annex A populations of Loxodonta africana (African elephant), Panthera pardus (leopard) and other species listed in Annex A to Council Regulation (EC) No. 338/97
  • First import of ivory carvings from the Annex A populations of Loxodonta africana (African elephant) or Elephas maximus (Indian elephant)
  • First import of parts or derivatives of other species listed in Annex A to Council Regulation (EC) No. 338/97

First import of parts or derivatives of species listed in Annexes B, C and D or re-import of parts or derivatives of species listed in Annexes A, B, C and D of Council Regulation (EC) No. 338/97, for personalgulation (EC) No. 338/97, for personal effects

Re-import means the import of a previously exported or re-exported specimen back into the European Community.

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Last Change: 05/07/2007

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