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Transit

Transit controls of military goods

According to the Austrian Foreign Trade Act 2011, a transit is the transportation of defence-related products (military goods covered by the Common Military List of the European Union)  to and through the customs territory of the European Union to a destination in a non-member state. 

This means, a transit licence by the Austrian Export Control Authority / Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy is only required for transportation of defence-related products through Austria originating from outside the European Union with the final destination in a non-EU member state. A licence is not required for the transit of defence-related goods that originate in an EU member state or a non EU member state and are destined for another EU state!

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If the goods are classified as war material according to the Austrian War Material (e.g. full automatic weapons, tanks) the transit through Austria would be a subject of approval regardless from where the delivery starts. If the good are classified as war material, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Interior is the responsible licensing authority. (Contact details: bmi-III-a-6@bmi.gv.at)

Which documents do I require?

In addition to the application form - applicants have to add the following necessary documents to their application for a permit:

  • Completed application form ("Request for a Transit-authorisation for Military Goods")
  • Copy of export licence
  • Copy of import licence
  • Packing list 

Please enclose a translation of the obligatory documents in English or German.

As final step applicants have to send the application form together with all predetermined documents as an e-mail to: exportkontrolle@bmdw.gv.at.

After this procedure, we will be able to process your request.