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ē End-User Certificate

If the consignerís/exporterís country requires from the Bulgarian consignee/importer an end-user certificate for defence related products, it is issued in 3 copies according to a Form 31, as follows:
1. by the Ministry of Defense Ė where the defence related products are intended for the needs of the armed forces;
2. by the Ministry of Interior Ė where the defence related products are intended for the needs of this ministry;
3. by other state authorities, which use defence related products in compliance with the functions that they are intended for.

The first copy of the certificate is given to the applicant, the second is sent to the Interministerial Commission, and the third remains with the respective issuing authority. The first copy is designed for the authorities of export control of the consignerís/exporterís country and is given by the applicant of the foreign consigner/exporter.
If the consignerís/ exporterís country requires issuance of an end-user certificate for defence related products different from that according to the Form 31, the state authorities may issue such a documents in compliance with the provisions of the Regulation.

To obtain an end-user certificate, the applicant shall submit the following documents to the respective authority:
1. an application to obtain a certificate according to a Form 30;
2. a copy of a document, certifying the need for issuance of the certificate;
3. a copy of a document, issued by a competent authority of the consignerís/exporterís country, certifying his eligibility to perform the export;

Exception: In case that according to the national legislation of the country the document under article 3 is not issued, the applicant shall submit to the respective authority a written statement by the exporter/consigner.
Obligation: In case that the certificate is not submitted to the competent authorities of the consignerís/exporterís country within 6 months of its date of issue, the consignee/importer shall return the original certificate to the authority that has issued it.

ē International Import Certificate

If the consignerís/exporterís country requires from the Bulgarian consignee/importer an international import certificate for defence related products, it is issued in two copies according to a Form 32.
The International Import Certificate for defence related products is issued by the Interministerial Commission on the basis of an import license or certificate for import/transfer of defence related products. The first copy is designed for the authorities of export control of the consignerís/exporterís country and is given by the applicant of the foreign consigner/exporter.

To obtain an international import certificate, the applicant shall submit the following documents to the Interministerial Commission:
1. an application to obtain a certificate according to a Form 30;
2. a copy of a document, certifying the need for issuance of the certificate.

Obligation: In case that the certificate is not submitted to the competent authorities of the consignerís/exporterís country within 6 months of its date of issue, the consignee/importer shall return the original certificate to the authority that has issued it.

ē Delivery Verification Certificate

If the exporterís country requires a delivery verification certificate for defence related products, in the customs processing of the goods, the importer shall submit to the customs authorities at the competent customs agency, a filled-in delivery verification certificate in 3 copies according to a Form 33 and a copy of the respective import license.
The applicant obtains a Form 33 from the Interministerial Commission after submission of an application for issuance of a delivery verification certificate for defence related products according to a Form 30.
The delivery verification certificate submitted is certified by the customs authorities with the competent customs agency, who have authorized the respective customs regime. The first copy of the certificate is given to the importer, the second one is sent within 15 workdays of the date of certification to the head office from the Customs Agency to the Ministry of Economy and Energy, and the third remains with the head office of the Customs Agency.
 
 

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