Montenegro - Country Commercial Guide
Import Requirement and Documentation

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

Last published date: 2021-10-06

Montenegro uses a fairly standard import/export documentation process (generally requiring bill-of-landing and related sales documents).  With the liberalization of the trade regime and reform of the trade/custom-related institutions, Montenegro is moving toward harmonizing its import documentation with the EU.

For the most part, import-licensing regimes were dismantled beginning in 1999.  However, import licenses are required for arms/ammunition, military and police equipment, antiquities, works of art, precious metals, waste, and substances harmful to the ozone layer.  According to government officials, it is not difficult to obtain a license and, in all successful cases, licenses are issued in less than 30 days and may be used for multiple shipments during the period of validity.