Technical expertise of industrial products controlled by the customs administration









               CUSTOMS EXPERTISE

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The Technidouanes expert offers a technical-customs study on a case-by-case basis for any chemical, plastic, ceramic, petroleum, mechanical, electronic, metallic product... and all other industrial products to be declared to the customs administration with a view to the correct application of the rules of tariff classification ; classification in the lists of dual-use goods, or in the lists of goods subject to restrictive measures towards certain countries (Russia, North Korea, etc.).

It also carries out assessments on all types of "US Origin" industrial products to be classified (or not) in a section called Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) of the Commerce Control List (CCL), in accordance with the Export Administration Regulation (EAR). ), and which must be declared to the American authorities in the event of re-export (BIS or OFAC depending on the destination).

In addition, he conducts training by videoconference on the following themes:

• dual-use goods, economic sanctions and US Export Control (EAR and ITAR);

• tariff classification of goods.

This service offering also covers regulations concerning products from the chemical and petroleum industries, in particular the possibilities, in certain cases, of exemption from energy (TICPE) or environmental (TGAP) taxation. 

Technidouanes is a company founded in June 2010 by Albert Castel who served as scientific advisor to the general directorate of customs and indirect customs duties and as project manager to the general secretariat of defense and national security (SGDSN). ).






Tariff classification of goods

Description of a material, followed by its tariff classification, usable in the event of an inspection or dispute by the customs administration.


Reimbursement of customs duties

Probative justification for a reimbursement request in the event of a tariff classification error.


Binding pricing information (RTC)

Technical and pricing expertise of the goods aimed at reducing the delivery time of this administrative document.


Special regimes (active improvement)

Calculation of the yield of an industrial operation benefiting from an inward processing authorization, that is to say the quantity of product imported according to the quantities of the different compensating products re-exported and the by-products released for free circulation, taking into account the losses conversion.


Rights suspended

Technical explanations to justify the creation of subheadings of the Community Integrated Tariff (TARIC) to benefit from the suspension of customs duties.




Dual-use goods

Description of a high-tech product, to justify, if this is the case, that it does not appear in Annex I to Regulation of the European Part and of the Council No. 2021/821 of May 20, 2021 as amended.


Embargoes Russia, North Korea, etc.

Precise information on the nature and use of equipment to be exported to one of these countries subject to international sanctions to justify, if this is the case, that it is not affected by the restrictive measures against this country.


American regulations (EAR)

Study concerning material (or technology) of American origin, possibly incorporated in equipment not subject to the regulation of dual-use goods, proving, if this is the case, that it is not included in a section ECCN of the Commerce Common List (CCL) annexed to paragraph 738 of the Export Arms Regulations (EAR),


Export tariff classification


Description of the technical characteristics of a good and its effective use, either with a view to an export license application, or with a view to knowing its tariff classification in the country of destination (particularly in the case of a tariff preference) .






Energy products (TICPE)

Technical assistance in the event of a request for exemption from the internal consumption tax for kerosene used in the formulation of an industrial product; or in chemical reduction processes.


Exemptions from TICGN (natural gas)

Description of the manufacturing process with a view to requesting exemption from the internal consumption tax on natural gas (TICGN), when using methane as a raw material, and not as a fuel.


Exemptions from TICC (coal)

Technical assistance in the event of a request for exemption from the internal consumption tax on coal, lignite and cokes known as the “coal tax” (TICC), when these products are used as raw materials in the chemical industry and not as fuel.  




Dangerous products (CLP and CIP)

Recommendation on the application of the CLP regulation relating to the classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures; as well as for the application of the regulation having established the CIP (Prior Information Consent) procedure concerning phyto-pharmaceutical products, biocides, disinfectants, insecticides, parasiticides, etc.


Regulated chemicals (REACH)

Expertise relating to a mixture (preparation) or an article containing one of the substances registered with the European Chemicals Agency, showing, if this is the case, that it complies with the REACH regulations.


Exemptions from TGAP (waste)

Technical study with a view to evaluating the amount of the general tax on polluting activities in industrial production, particularly in the event of a request for exemption or reimbursement of the TGAP.


    Page updated March 2024

 © Albert Castel April 2010