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Goods intended for consumption in the context of institutional activities

For goods that are not intended to be sold at the pavilions managed by trade operators import free of customs duties shall be allowed for the following cases:

  1. Samples of goods of negligible value imported free of charge and intended for free distribution at the event. These samples shall be identifiable as free samples and their packaging shall not be suitable for sale. Food and beverages shall be consumed during the event. The amount and value of samples that can be imported free of customs duties shall be proportional to the nature of the event, the number of visitors, and the importance of the exhibitor's participation;
  2. Goods to be used for the demonstration of machinery and equipment, materials of little value and used up for the set-up of the stands (paints, varnishes, wallpaper...), printed material, catalogues, brochures, posters and other items provided for free for advertising purposes. Obviously, in this case also goods intended for demonstration shall be used up during the event and their quantity shall be proportional to the event itself.

Alcohol products, tobacco and tobacco products, combustibles and fuels are excluded from duty-free importation, even if they are intended as samples or goods for demonstration.

Unofficial Participants can still apply for the temporary admission regime - without payment of customs duties and not subject to trade-policy measures, provided that the goods are re-exported after intended use, and in any case within three months from the end of the event, or are used up during the event (provided that the amount used is proportionate to the purpose and the number of visitors). Upon submission of the declaration for temporary admission, a guarantee shall be provided for customs duties related to the goods placed under the above regime. The facilitation above shall not apply to alcoholic beverages, tobacco, combustibles and fuels.