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					                                                                                               Republic of
                                                                                               MOZAMBIQUE
                                           Guidelines for Exporters                                                       12-02-10

                                                            Introduction
 In November 1998 the Government of Mozambique approved new laws, which made fundamental changes to the importation
 procedures to be followed in Mozambique. Further changes have been made to these laws from time to time. Intertek have been
 solely appointed by the Government of Mozambique to carry out pre-shipment inspection (PSI) on all imports indicated in the table
 at the end of these Guidelines unless officially exempt from this programme.

 The scope of the Intertek Government Services programme includes physical inspection in the country of exporter to establish
 compliance with the order specification and assessment of price, customs classification and import duties payable.

 Importers are required to complete a Pre-Advice Form (PAF) for all imports subject to inspection. Upon receipt of the PAF from the
 Importer, Intertek will contact the Exporter and arrange inspection in the country of supply through their network of overseas offices.
 Upon satisfactory findings, Intertek will issue a Documento Único Certificado (DUC) to the Importer.


                                                Frequently Asked Questions

 What happens if I ship without inspection?                             book to establish the rate of duty payable upon importation.
 If goods that appear on the Positive list arrive in                    What is Customs Valuation?
 Mozambique without inspection, then the importer will have             The customs valuation or price verification undertaken by
 to submit to Intertek Mozambique, a request for a destination          Intertek seeks to determine whether the price being charged
 inspection, pay for the full costs of PSI and will incur an            by the Seller, as declared to us in the pro-forma invoice,
 additional penalty of 10% of the assessed CIF value of the             corresponds within reasonable limits with export prices
 goods.                                                                 generally prevailing in the country of supply. Where the
 What Imports are subject to Pre-shipment                               Exporter does not present freight and insurance charges to the
 Inspection (PSI)?                                                      IO (Intertek Issuing Office), Intertek will assess values for
                                                                        customs valuation purposes only. The reference date for
 From February 2003 PSI is mandatory for a number of                    customs valuation/price verification will be the date of the
 goods set out in a ‘Positive List’. If the goods being imported        order or pro-forma invoice. Where our customs valuation/ price
 appear on this positive list, then the goods ARE subject to            verification indicates that your prices are significantly below
 inspection. The parameters of this programme are set by the            the reasonable limit for the export prices prevailing in the
 Revenue Authority of Mozambique working together with                  country of supply, you will be contacted and given an
 Intertek. Consequently, this list is subject to change over            opportunity to comment. Our assessment of the export market
 time and traders are advised to keep up to date with the               price will only be amended if you can provide us with written
 latest list. Where a pro-forma invoice contains both exempt            information enabling us to change our opinion. Price data and
 and subject goods, all the goods will be inspected by Intertek         all related information supplied to Intertek is held in the
 and a corresponding DUC will be issued.                                strictest confidence.
 What do I have to do?                                                  What documents do you require from me?
 The Intertek office nearest to you will send you a Request for         A clean final invoice, with the following information: Invoice
 Information (RFI) letter. You should reply promptly to this            number and date of issuance; Names of the Importer and
 letter providing the following information: Your ‘MOZ’                 Exporter, as per the pro-forma invoice; Detailed quantity and
 Reference No.; Desired date and location of inspection                 description of goods; All unit prices and extensions; Total price
 (providing a minimum of 3 working days notice); Whether the            and applicable Incoterms (e.g. FOB etc.); The gross and net
 goods are being shipped by Full Container Load (FCL);                  weights of the consignment; Any shipping marks. Note: Final
 Pricing/Valuation Information as requested; Full details of the        invoices that show a price adjustment arising from fluctuating
 goods to be inspected; Any relevant Test Certificates or               exchange rates cannot be accepted unless expressly allowed
 Certificates of Analysis                                               for under the terms and conditions of the pro-forma invoice.
 Should I pack my goods prior to inspection?                            Faxed documents are acceptable.
 Goods should be presented along with the packaging to be               It is in your best interest and the interests of your Importer
 used. Where packaging must be opened, the inspector will               that you submit a copy of your Final Invoice at the earliest
 observe the re-packaging. Where goods are shipped FCL                  possible opportunity. We would recommend that you include
 the goods are to be presented at the time and place of                 it with your initial response to our RFI letter.
 loading in order that the Inspector may perform inspection,            The certificate will be issued to the importer within three
 take photographs, witness stuffing and perform sealing. The            working days of the receipt of the Exporter's correct and
 Exporter or Exporter’s Agent will be required to countersign           acceptable Final invoice
 the Inspector’s report acknowledging the result.
 What is Customs Classification?                                        What happens if I fail to present final documents?
                                                                        Failure to do so within 3 working days of inspection may result
Intertek are required to determine the correct customs tariff
                                                                        in the issuance of a Non-Negotiable Report of Findings
code in accordance with the Mozambique Customs Tariff
                                                                        (NNRF) and delay in Customs Clearance upon arrival.



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                                                    Prohibited Imports


 Pornographic and Offensive material                             Counterfeit goods
 Other merchandise whose prohibition of importation is           Food products that are harmful to public health that cannot be
 established by special legislation                              reprocessed for other purposes
 Medication and food products harmful to health                  Narcotics and psychotropic substances except when imported
                                                                 for hospital use
 Distilled alcoholic drinks that contain essence or chemical     Imitations of postage stamps used in the country
 products recognized as harmful such as: Absinthe, Benzoic
 Aldehyde, Hyssop and other products prohibited by specific
 legislation
 Certain gases as specified below:
 1) Chlorofluorcarbons (CFC’s),
 2) Halogens (Halon 1211, Halon 1301 and Halon 2402)
 3) Carbon Tetrachloride of Carbon (CCL4)
 4) Other substances banned as per the Montreal Protocol as
 regards substances that destroy the ozone layer as ratified
 by Resolution No. 8/93 of the 8th December.


                                                         Inspection Fees

 The Government of Mozambique pays the inspection fees. However, should Intertek need to re-inspect goods
 following corrective action or perform a second inspection for the sole purpose of container sealing, an additional
 charge will be made to the Exporter.

                                                Final Notes for Exporters

 1    If the information in these Guidelines does not provide an answer to questions that arise in relation to a specific
      order, please contact your nearest Intertek Office where trained Intertek personnel will be happy to assist.
 2    Intertek is a founder member of the International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA) and the Intertek
      Government Services programme for Mozambique is carried out in conformity with the (IFIA) code of practice.
 3    Intertek also carries out its work in accordance with the WTO agreement on Pre-shipment Inspection
 4    Despite every effort being made by Intertek to facilitate the progress of all orders which require an inspection, an
      Exporter may occasionally experience a problem. Intertek has an Internal Appeals Procedure as required by
      Article 2.21 of the Agreement on Pre-shipment Inspection of the Uruguay round of WTO/ GATT.
 5    Exporters / Importers wishing to communicate with Intertek by electronic mail should take note of the following
      important message: Email is subject to the possibility of delays and of transmission failure. Systems designed to
      inform senders of transmission failure are themselves subject to the possibility of delay and may fail altogether.
      It follows that you should not assume that email transmission have been received in good order unless you are
      advised by Intertek that this is the case.
 6    All work performed in accordance with Intertek’s Terms and Conditions, a copy which is available from your
      nearest office or at our website given below.


For more information please visit our website:
http://www.intertek.com/government/pre-shipment-inspection/exports/mozambique/




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        CHAPTER & TARIFF CODE POSITION                Positive List
                                                              EXCLUSIONS FROM PRE-SHIPMENT INSPECTION
Chapter 2
HS Code 02.07.12; 02.07.14; 02.07.25; 02.07.27; 02.07.33;     None
02.07.36. – Frozen Poultry
Chapter 11
HS Code 11.02 - Flour                                         Quantities up to 20 Kgs

Chapter 15
HS Code 15.07; 15.08; 15.11; 15.12; 15.13; 15.15 – Cooking    Quantities up to 20 litres
Oil and Unrefined Cooking Oil
Chapter 17
HS Code 17.01 - Sugar                                         None
Chapter 25
HS Code 25.23 - Cement                                        Quantities up to 100 Kgs
Chapter 28 - Chemical products                                None

Chapter 29 - Chemical products                                None

Chapter 30 – Medicines                                        Quantities considered reasonable for personal use

Chapter 34
HS Code 34.01 – Soaps, products and active tension            None
preparations, etc.
Chapter 36
HS Code 36.05 – matches                                       None
Chapter 40
HS Code 40.11; 40.12 – New tyres and used tyres               Quantities up to 5 tyres
Chapter 50
HS Code 50.07 – material made of silk or silk waste           None
Chapter 52
HS Code 52.08; 52.09; 52.10; 52.11; 52.12 – Cotton            None
Materials
Chapter 54
HS Code 54.07 – material made of synthetic thread (except     None
mosquito nets- 5407.42.10)
HS Code 54.08 –material made of artificial thread
Chapter 55
HS Code 55.12; 55.13; 55.14; 55.15; 55.16 –material made of   None
broken synthetic fibres
Chapter 63
HS Code 63.09 – Used clothes and shoes                        Quantities up to 45 Kgs
Chapter 84
HS Code 84.15 – air conditioning equipment and machines       None
HS Code 84.18 – Fridges and Freezers
Chapter 85
HS Code 85.06 – Dry cell batteries,                           None
HS Code 85.07 – Batteries
Chapter 87 – Vehicles                                         New vehicles which have never been registered at place of origin
HS Code 87.01 – 87.05; 87.11




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                                                Intertek Office Contact Details

 ARGENTINA (I.O)                                 CHINA (I.O.)                               COLOMBIA(I.O.)
 Intertek Testing Services International Ltd     Intertek Testing Services Ltd., Shanghai   Intertek Testing Services Ltd
 Peru 590, Piso 4 C1068AAB                       16th Floor, Fangdi Mansion N0.201          Transversal 14 No.127-10
 Buenos Aires                                    Laoshan Road (West) Lujiazui Finace &      Oficina 501, Santa Fe de Bogota DC
 Republica Argentina                             Trade Zone, Pudong Shanghai, China,        Colombia
 Tel: (5411) 4878 0600                           200120                                     Tel: (57) 1 615 5654/64/70
 Fax: (5411) 4878 3030                           Tel (86) 21 6887-9250                      Fax: (57) 1 627 1953/6
 Manager: Enrique Mastroscello                   Fax (86) 21 5840-1622/1674                 Manager: Andreas Aretega Sarasty
 info.buenosaires.gs@intertek.com                IO Manager: Wang Liqin                     Info.bogota.gs@intertek.com
                                                 info.shanghai.gs@intertek.com

 FRANCE(I.O.)                                    GERMANY(I.O.)                              HONG KONG(I.O.)
 Intertek International S.A.R.L.                 Intertek Deutschland GmbHBergedorfer,      Intertek Testing Services International
 3 Rue Edmond Mailoux                            Schloßstraße 13                            (Hong Kong) Ltd.
 27100 Le Vaudreuil                              D-21029 Hamburg                            5B Garment Centre
 France                                          Germany                                    576 Castle Peak Road, Kowloon
 Tel: (33) 2 32 633 165                          Tel: (49) 40 5132 750                      Hong Kong
  Fax: (33) 2 32 611 958                         Fax: (49) 40 5132 7555                     Tel: (852) 2310 9923
 Manager: Lena Atmani                            Manager: Irina Baerenwald                  Fax: (852) 2370 2284
 Info.paris.gs@intertek.com                      info.hamburg@intertek.com                  Manager: Alice Cheung
                                                                                            info.hongkong.gs@intertek.com

 INDIA(I.O.)                                     ITALY(I.O.)                                JAPAN(I.O.)
 Intertek Testing Services India Private Ltd     Intertek Italy srl                         Intertek Testing Services (Japan) K.K
 401, Everest House, 4th Floor,                  Via Aldo Moro, 47                          COI Eitai Building Building
 6, Suren Road, Andheri (East)                   1-20060 Gessate,                           2-31-1 Eitai Koto-Ku, Tokyo 135-0034
 Mumbai – 400093                                 Milano, Italy                              Japan
 India                                           Tel (39) 02 953 83 833                     Tel: (81) 3 5245 0650
 Tel: (91) 22 5693 4848                          Fax (39) 02 953 83 832                     Fax: (81) 3 5245 0471
 Fax: (91) 22 5693 4800                          Manager: Fabio De Stefani                  Manager: Katsumi Murakami
 Manager: Sridhar Raghavan                       info.milan.gs@intertek.com                 Info.tokyo.gs@intertek.com
 info.mumbai.gs@intertek.com

 KENYA (IO)                                      KOREA (IO)                                 SINGAPORE (IO)
 Intertek International Ltd                      Intertek Testing Services Korea            Intertek Testing Services International
 House of Vanguard, 4th Floor                    3F, Doobee Building                        (Hong Kong) Ltd – Singapore Branch
 Chiromo Road                                    #11-3, Chung-Dong,                         5 Pereira Road
 Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya                       Choong-Ku,                                 #04-01Asiawide Industrial Building
 Tel: (254) 20 444 9132/3/6                      Seoul 100-120, Korea                       Singapore 368025
 Fax: (254) 20 444 9212/6246                      Tel: (82) 2 775 5255                      Tel (65) 6 2857557
 Manager: Douglas Nyamori                        Fax: (82) 2 775 5266                       Fax (65) 6 382 8662
 Operations: Victor Mbithi                       Manager: Monica Kim                        Manager: Serene Chan
 info.nairobi.gs@intertek.com                    info.seoul.gs@intertek.com                 info.singapore.gs@intertek.com

 SPAIN (IO)                                      SOUTH AFRICA (IO)                          UNITED ARAB EMIRATES(I.O.)
 Intertek Caleb Brett Ibérica S.A.               Intertek Testing Services                  Intertek International Limited Dubai branch
                                                 Van Dyk Secure Business Park               AI Moosa Tower II, 25th Floor
 Alda. Recalde 27, 5O                            Unit 96G                                   Sheikh Zayed Road
 BILBAO 48009,                                   Corner Van Dyk & Brakpan Roads,            Postal Address
 SPAIN,                                          Boksburg Industrial East                   P.O.Box 26290
 Tel: (34) 94 435 4460                           Boksburg East                              Dubai, UAE
 Fax: (34) 94 435 6600                           Gauteng, SOUTH AFRICA                      Tel (971) 4 331 2440
 Manager: Nerea de Miguel                        Tel: (27) 11 455 2568                      Fax (971) 4 331 6883
 info.spain@intertek.com                         Fax:(27) 11 455 4017/455 4018              Manager: Husny Saeed
 govtserv.bilbao@intertek.com                    Manager: Petrus Booysen                    Info.dubai.gs@intertek.com
                                                 Info.johannesburg.gs@intertek.com

 UNITED KINGDOM (Head Office & I.O.)             USA MIAMI (I.O.)
 Intertek International Limited                  Intertek Testing Services
 Academy Place, 1-9 Brook Street                 8300 N. W. 53rd St., Suite 400
 Brentwood, Essex CM-14 5NQ                      Miami, Florida 33166
 ENGLAND                                         U.S.A
 Tel: (44) 1277 223 255                          Tel: (1) 305 513 3000
 Fax: (44) 1277 220 127                          Fax: (1) 305 513 3001
 Operations Manager: Natalie Schultz             Manager: Roxana Labiosa
 Info.brentwood.gs@intertek.com                  Info.miami.gs@intertek.com




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                                       Contracts handled by Intertek
 Intertek operates inspection programmes for numerous countries. These include:
     • Bangladesh Pre-shipment Inspection Programme
     • Ghana Valuation & Coding Programme
     • Iran Pre-shipment Inspection Programme, Bulk Commodity Programme, Valuation Programme, Verification
          of Conformity
     • Kenya Pre-Export Verification of Conformity to Standards Programme (PVoC)
     • Kuwait International Conformity Certification Program (ICCP)
     • Mexico Certificate of Origin Programme and Price Valuation Programme
     • Mozambique Pre-shipment Inspection Programme
     • Nigeria Conformity Assessment Programme (SONCAP)
     • Saudi Arabia International Conformity Certification Program (ICCP)
     • Sierra Leone Destination Inspection Programme
     • Uzbekistan Pre-shipment Inspection and Conformity Certification Services




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