Export means taking goods that are in free circulation within the EU out of the EU. The goods are usually exported permanently, which means that they are not intended to be imported back into the EU.

Export can also be temporary when goods are exported, for example, for an exhibition or presentation. Goods exported temporarily are meant to be returned into the EU in the same condition after they have been used.

Goods can also be exported for processing or repair.







  • EU countries
    • EU’s customs and fiscal territory
    • Countries and territories that are in a customs union with the EU
    • Countries and territories that are part of the customs territory but not
  • EEA countries
  • Schengen countries
  • EFTA countries
  • Common Transit Area