Fees for administrative controls

Although there are no costs involved in the granting of certificates, some control and inspection procedures by governmental agencies do involve costs.

Live animals and animal products

A fee is collected by the Customs and Excise Administration at the Border Inspection Post (BIP) of the Luxembourg airport for import controls of live animals and/or animal products by the Administration of Veterinary Services (ASV):

  • For animal products:
    • 55 euros per lot up to 6 tons
    • 9 euros for each additional ton up to 46 tons
    • 420 euros per lot exceeding 46 tons
  • for live animals expressed either by imported animal, or by imported ton:
    • 55 euros per certificate
    • 55 euros per lot up to 6 tons
    • 9 euros for each additional ton up to 46 tons
    • 420 euros per lot exceeding 46 tons.

Organic products

During controls performed by control agencies approved by the Administration of Agricultural Technical Services (ASTA), for controls on organic products at import, the fees are usually calculated on the basis of the portion of the company's revenue generated by organic products. For new requests, a non-reimbursable partial payment is requested when the file is opened.

Plants and plant products

Documentary controls, identity controls and phytosanitary controls on plants and plant products are performed upon payment of a phytosanitary fee to cover the costs incurred by these controls.

The fees are calculated in accordance with the following table:

Description

Quantity

Price (€)

a) for documentary checks

per shipment

7.00

b) for identity checks

per shipment

  • up to the dimensions of a truck, railway car or container of comparable volume

 

7.00

  • beyond these dimensions

14.00

c) for health checks, in accordance with the following rules :  

   
  • cuttings, seedlings (excluding forest reproductive material) and plantlets, seedlings of strawberries or vegetables

per shipment

  • up to 10,000 units

 

17.50

  • for 1,000 additional units

0.70

  • maximum price

140.00

  • shrubs, trees (excluding cut Christmas trees), other woody nursery plants, including forest reproductive material (except seeds)

per shipment

  • Up to 1.000 units

 

17.50

  • for 100 additional units

0.44

  • maximum price

140.00

  • bulbs, tuberous roots, rhizomes, tubers for planting (excluding potato tubers)

per shipment

  • up to 200 kg

 

17.50

  • for 10 additional kg

0.16

  • maximum price

140.00

  • seed, tissue culture

per shipment

  • up to 100 kg

 

17.50

  • for 10 additional kg

0.175

  • maximum price

140.00

  • other plants intended for planting, not mentioned elsewhere in this table

per shipment

  • up to 5.000 unités

 

17.50

  • for 100 additional units

0.18

  • maximum price

140.00

  • cut flowers

per shipment

  • up to 20.000 units

 

17.50

  • for 1.000 additional units

0.14

  • maximum price

140.00

  • branches with foliage, coniferous parts
    (excluding cut Christmas trees)

per shipment

  • up to 100 kg

 

17.50

  • for 100 additional kg

1.75

  • maximum price

140.00

  • cut Christmas trees

per shipment

  • up to 1.000 units

 

17.50

  • for 100 additional units

1.75

  • maximum price

140.00

  • plant leaves, such as herbs and spices or leafy vegetables

per shipment

  • up to 100 kg

 

17,500

  • for 10 additional kg

1.75

  • maximum price

140.00

  • fruits, vegetables (except leafy vegetables)

per shipment

  • up to 25.000 kg

 

17.50

  • for 1.000 additional kg

0.70

  • potato tubers

per batch

  • up to 25.000 kg

 

52.50

  • for 25.000 additional kg

52.50

  • wood (except bark)

per shipment

  • up to 100 m3

 

17.50

  • for additional m3

0.175

  • soil and culture media, barks

per shipment

  • up to 25.000 kg

 

17.50

  • for 1.000 additional kg

0.70

  • Maximum price

140.00

  • cereals

per shipment

  • up to 25.000 kg

 

17.50

  • for 1.000 additional kg

0.70

  • maximum price

700.00

  • other plants or plant products intended for planting, not mentioned elsewhere in this table

per shipment

17.50

 

In addition, supplementary fees may need to be reimbursed for certain special activities linked to the controls:

  • unplanned travel by inspectors
  • waiting times caused by delayed shipments
  • controls performed outside of normal working hours
  • supplementary controls or laboratory analyses
  • special phytosanitary measures
  • or translation of required documents.
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