The Customs and Excise Administration (ADA) is under the authority of the Ministry of Finance. Its mandates encompass taxation and security.
With respect to taxation, it is responsible for the collection of:
- customs duties and the recording of infractions related to import and export of goods
- excise duties on alcohols, tobaccos as well as energy products and electricity
- the vehicle tax
- the duty on heavy goods vehicles usage
- the Added-Value Tax on imports of certain goods to Luxembourg.
At the security level, the missions of the Customs and Excise Administration are the following:
- control of national and international road transport
- control of restaurant establishments of the HORESCA sector and control of the food chain
- environmental protection
- control of right of establishment laws - fair competition
- the fight against the illegal sale of pharmaceutical products and drugs
- participation in the Vigilnat plan.
In the context of international trade, the Customs and Excise Administration receives customs declarations and documents concerning excise duties, provides for the control of their accuracy and monitors compliance with applicable customs regulations and excise regulations. It also carries out various customs controls.
The Customs and Excise Administration develops and provides operators with a high performance information system and a helpdesk.
It also ensures monitoring of different customs, excise and VAT suspensive procedures and arrangements.
The Customs and Excise Administration is responsible for issuing the following approvals and authorizations:
- EORI numbers
- Authorized Economic Operator status
- authorized freeport operator status
- customs representative certification
- authorizations for the implementation of suspensive customs procedures, for suspensive excise arrangements, and suspensive VAT arrangements:
- authorization for implementation of customs simplifications.
These missions are performed by the Customs and Excise Directorate and the customs offices.
The customs and excise online services provide different applications that allow companies to complete their customs procedures online.
- access to eDouane system
- access to ICS eDouane for the Entry Summary Declaration
- access to Import/Export eDouane for import/export, transit and excise declarations
- access to EMCS eDouane for excise documents.
The TARLUX application may be used to obtain all information necessary to import goods to Luxembourg according to their origin (amount of duties and taxes, commercial policy measures, documents and certificates to provide).