Importation of Goods

The importation of certain goods is subject to an authorisation or import licence issued by the Trade Services Directorate, in accordance with the Importation Control Regulations – Legal Notice 242 of 2004. The goods subject to import licensing are listed in the Schedules to this regulation.

The First Schedule lists those items which require an authorisation when transferred into Malta from a Member States of the European Union.
The Second Schedule list goods which are subject to an import licence when imported from any country outside the European Union.
An application for an import licence has to be filed with the Import/Export Unit. Applications can be downloaded and printed back to back. Otherwise a hard copy can be obtained from the:
Commerce Department
Import/Export Licensing Unit
Lascaris Bastions
Daħlet Ġnien is-Sultan
Valletta, VLT1933
A table integrating the two schedules found in Import Control Regulations can be found below, together with other guidelines and explanations on the import application process.