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Imports and exports inspections

Import Licence(DSEDT)

Service Overview

Scope of Service

For the purposes of plant and animal protection, medical and food safety, public safety and taxation etc., the Macao Special Administrative Region implements a prior authorisation system for the import of related goods through license.


Targets of Services and Application Eligibility

Targets of Service

  1. applicants importing specimens of CITES-regulated species.
  2. applicants importing goods subject to prior authorisation.
  3. applicants re-importing goods subject to control.

Notes: Applicant for import license who intends to import goods under control is required to first process the Registration for Controlled Foreign Trade Operations.

Application Eligibility

According to the provisions of Law n.° 7/2003, amended by Law n.° 3/2016 – “Foreign Trade Law”, natural or legal persons who have fulfilled their tax obligations, especially business tax and consumption tax in the Macao Special Administrative Region, may conduct foreign trade activity.

Result of Approval for Application

Issuance of import license.


Executive department and unit: Economic and Technological Development Bureau (DSEDT) – Foreign Trade Division

(1) Economic and Technological Development Bureau (DSEDT) – Foreign Trade Division: Rua Dr. Pedro José Lobo, n°s 1-3, 2/F, Macao
(2) Macao SAR Service Centre (CSRAEM): Rua Nova da Areia Preta, n° 52, Macao
(3) Islands Service Centre of Macao SAR (CSRAEM-I): Rua de Coimbra, n° 225, 3/F , Taipa

Tel. n. º:  (853) 85972607 / (853) 85972618 (DSEDT)

Fax n. º: (853) 28715633



Content provider: Economic and Technological Development Bureau (DSEDT)

Last modified: 2024-01-24 09:47

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