Cyprus - Country Commercial Guide
Import Requirements & Documentation

Includes import documentation and other requirements for both the U.S. exporter and foreign importer.

Last published date: 2021-09-30

Republic of Cyprus:

The Department of Customs requires the following documents for clearing products originating from non-EU countries:  delivery order for the goods, an invoice, and a packing list.  Various other documents according to the nature of each import are required.  A health certificate and a list of ingredients is required for imported food products.  Additional information for business and trade is available from the Customs and Excise Department’s website.

Area Administered by Turkish Cypriots:

Firms wishing to engage in the import business in the area administered by Turkish Cypriots must register either with the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce or with the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Industry.  They must also obtain an import permit from the “Department of Trade” in the “Ministry of Economy and Energy.”  The Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce can provide more information.