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Council Decision of 7 March 1985 accepting, on behalf of the Community, three Annexes to the international convention on the simplification and harmonization of customs procedures (85/204/EEC)

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Competent customs offices

3. Standard

The customs authorities shall designate the customs offices at which goods may be cleared for outright exportation. In determining the competence of these offices and their hours of business, the factors to be taken into account shall include the particular requirements of trade, industry and transport.

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1.The competence of certain customs offices may be restricted to exportations by certain modes of transport or to specified categories of goods or to goods coming from a specified region (e.g. the frontier zone or an industrial zone).
2.The customs authorities may require that the outright exportation of certain categories of goods subject to special control measures (e.g. diamonds, antiques, works of art) or to controls by other competent authorities be effected at customs offices designated for that purpose.
4. Standard

The customs authorities shall allow goods for outright exportation to be declared at inland customs offices.

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1.Where justified by the circumstances, the customs authorities may authorize a customs post to be set up on the premises of a commercial undertaking.
2.Examination of the goods, where necessary, is normally carried out at the inland customs office where the goods were declared for outright exportation.
3.The customs authorities may require that goods declared for outright exportation at an inland customs office be conveyed to the office of exit in customs transit.
5. Standard

Where corresponding customs offices are located on a common frontier, the customs authorities of the countries concerned shall as far as possible correlate the business hours and the competence of those offices.

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