Macau Business-FAQ's.

   

2. EXPORTING.

2b. Import Restrictions.

All imports are subject to licenses issued freely by the Services de Economia de Macau. Licenses are valid for three months from date of issue. Extensions are typically not permitted.

Imports that are prohibited or require government approval include telephone and telegraph equipment, arms and ammunition, motor vehicles, fuels, electrical equipment, livestock, acids, corrosives, and medicines.
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2c. Import Duties.

There are no customs duties or surcharges. There is a three percent stamp tax applied to all shipping documents.
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2d. Documentation.

All shipments to Macau require: * Two copies of a commercial invoice, in Portuguese or English.
* A bill of lading (or air waybill) for which no consular legalization is required. There are no regulations specifying the form or number of bills of lading required for each individual shipment.
* A certificate of origin may be required if requested. If such a request is made, two copies must be made out to be certified by a recognized chamber of commerce.
* A sanitary certificate issued by the country of origin is required for imports of seeds.
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3. COMMERCIAL POLICIES.

3a. Free-Trade Zones.

Macau is a free port.
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3b. Exchange Controls.

There are no exchange controls in place. Advance payments for imports and payments on open accounts are permitted.
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7. REGULATORY AGENCIES.

The state-owned Instituto Emissor de Macau reguates the money, finance, and foreign exchange markets.
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8. USEFUL CONTACT.

Macau will be a Portuguese overseas territory until December 20, 1999 and is currently represented by the Portuguese government.

Office of the Governor
Directorate of Economic Services
Rua de Praia Grande
Edificio de Fazenda, 2nd Floor
Macau
Telephone: (853) 74326
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