Czech Republic - Country Commercial Guide
Import Requirements and Documentation
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U.S. companies exporting to the Czech Republic from outside the European Union are required to present the following items:

  • Commercial invoice
  • Bill of lading
  • Shipper’s export declaration (SED) for items requiring an export license or valued above $2,500 (submitted only to U.S. Customs)
  • Declaration of conformity (issued by the importer)

A shipper should be able to provide copies of the required forms for the commercial invoice, bill of lading, and shipper’s export declaration (if required).

The Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade issues import licenses to those seeking to import selected goods into the Czech Republic. While most products and services are exempt from the licensing process, oil, natural gas, pyrotechnical products, sporting guns, ammunition, and military equipment require a license. For further information on import licenses for specific products, please contact the U.S. Commercial Service, and U.S. Embassy Prague at

The TARIC (Tarif Intégré de la Communauté), described above, is available to help determine if a license is required for a particular product. Moreover, the European Commission maintains a Trade Helpdesk with information on import restrictions of various products.

For information pertaining to EU regulations on imports, please refer to Doing Business in the European Union: 2022 Country Commercial Guide for U.S. Companies.