Technical Expertise of Industrial Products Controlled by the Customs Administration










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Technidouanes is a company founded in June 2010 by Albert Castel who served as scientific adviser to the Directorate General of Customs and Excise Customs and project manager of the nearby General Secretariat for Defense and National Security (SGDSN).

This expert offers a technical study on a case-by-case basis for any chemical, plastic, ceramic, petroleum, mechanical, electronic, metallic ... and all other industrial products requiring a declaration to customs for the application of the tariff, export control and energy or environmental taxation.

Albert Castel is part of the network of independent consultants Cadres en mission by agreement of April 23, 2010.

Contact: 33 6 60 63 05 07 or albert.castel@technidouanes .com





Tariff classification

Description of a material, followed by its tariff classification, which can be used in case of control or litigation by the customs authorities.

Refund of customs duties

Reasonable motivation for a refund claim in the event of a tariff classification error.

Binding Tariff Information (BTI)

Technical and pricing expertise of the merchandise to reduce the time limit for the issuance of this administrative document.

Economic systems

Description of the industrial operation concerned, giving the compensation modalities from the conversion efficiency and indicating the presence of recoverable or non-recoverable by-products and waste.

Suspension rights

Technical explanations to justify the creation of subheadings of the Community integrated tariff (TARIC) in order to benefit from the suspension of customs duties.

Special Destination (aircraft)

Justification for eligibility for one of the specific destinations for exemption from customs duties




Dual-use goods

Description of a product of high technology, not used for the "weapons of mass destruction," showing if that is the case, it does not appear in Annex I to Regulation No 428 of 5 May 2009 amended.

Embargos Iran, North Korea, Ivory Coast ...

Specific information on the nature and use of material exported to one of these sensitive countries indicating, if it is the case, that it is not concerned by the restrictive measures against this country.

US Export Control

Study on a hardware (or technology) of American origin, possibly incorporated in a non-subject equipment to the regulation of dual-use goods, proving, if it does, it is not included in a section ECCN of the Commerce Common List (CCL) attached to paragraph 738 of the Export Arms Regulations (EAR)


Tariff classification for export

Description of the technical characteristics of a good and its actual use, either with a view to applying for an export license, or with a view to ascertaining its tariff classification in the country of destination (particularly in the case of a tariff preference)




Energy Products (TICPE)

Technical assistance in the case of an application for exemption from the internal consumption tax for kerosene used in the formulation of an industrial product; or in the case of a mixture containing biofuels from which it is difficult to appreciate the amount of the domestic consumption tax; or in chemical reduction processes.

Exemption from TICGN (natural gas)

Description of the manufacturing process for a request for exemption from the internal consumption tax on natural gas (TICGN), when methane is used as raw material, and not as fuel.

Exemption fromTICC (coal)

Technical assistance in the case of a request for exemption from the internal consumption tax on coal, lignite and coke, known as the "coal tax" (TICC), where these products are used as raw materials in the chemical industry and not as fuel.



Hazardous products (CLP and CIP)

Recommendation on the application of the CLP Regulation on the classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures; as well as for the application of the regulation which instituted the CIP (Prior Informed Consent) procedure concerning phyto-pharmaceutical products, biocides, disinfectants, insecticides, parasiticides ...

Regulated Chemicals (REACH)

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

Exemption from TGAP (waste)

Technical study for the assessment of the amount of the general tax on polluting activities in an industrial production, in particular in the case of a request for exemption or reimbursement of the TGAP.

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