Montenegro

Information for governments and traders


The Official Gazette of Montenegro (OGM)

http://www.sluzbenilist.me

The Law on Publication of Regulations and Other Legal Acts (Official Gazette of Montenegro, No. 05/08) and the Decree on the manner and deadlines for submitting regulations and other acts for publication in the Official Gazette of Montenegro (OG MNE No. 33/08) govern procedures for publishing in the Official Gazette (including type of legal acts, competent authorities based on the type of the act, the manner of publishing in the printed and electronic version of the Official Gazette). The Decree on Legal - Information System of Montenegro (OG MNE No. 21/11) contains procedures for exchange and submitting data and information for publication online in the Legal - Information System.
Ministry of Economy

http://www.minekon.gov.me/sto

http://www.mek.gov.me/sto/biblioteka

In addition to the Official Gazette, all state authorities, ministries and border agencies publish information on their websites, in Montenegrin and partly in English. Also, the Ministry of Economy has established a special WTO related web page as a hub of information on the most important trade regulations. There are several parts within this page as follows:

- The part Montenegrin legislation contains the legal and sub-legal acts that Montenegro applies in the area of trade in goods, services and trade aspects of intellectual property rights;

- The part Draft legislation contains drafts of regulations and other measures, in order to enable all interested parties to provide comments;

- The part Trade agreements contains free trade agreements, economic cooperation agreements and agreements on promotion and reciprocal protection of investments;

- The part Other refers to all other trade-related documents and measures which are not covered by the three aforementioned parts - e.g. strategies.

This webpage is updated regularly in coordination with the line institutions.
Different laws regulating importation, exportation, and transit

http://www.mek.gov.me/sto/biblioteka/tr_aktue...

http://www.mif.gov.me/en/library

Customs Law

http://www.mek.gov.me/sto/biblioteka/tr_aktue...

http://www.mif.gov.me/en/library/zakoni?alpha...

Decree on implementation of the Customs Law

http://www.mek.gov.me/sto/biblioteka/tr_aktue...

http://www.mif.gov.me/en/library/uredbe

Customs Administration of Montenegro

http://www.upravacarina.gov.me/biblioteka

Guidelines for inward processing
Customs Administration of Montenegro

http://www.upravacarina.gov.me/rubrike/aktuel...

Guidelines for express shipments in air transport
CEFTA Transparency Pack

http://cefta.int/trade-info-centre/transparen...

Procedures on importation, exportation, and transit
Customs law, Article 19a to 22 regulates Customs Tariffs

http://www.mek.gov.me/sto/biblioteka/tr_aktue...

http://www.mif.gov.me/en/library/zakoni

Law on Customs Tariff

http://www.mek.gov.me/sto/biblioteka/tr_aktue...

http://www.mif.gov.me/en/library/zakoni

Decree on Customs Tariffs

http://www.mek.gov.me/sto/biblioteka/tr_aktue...

http://www.mif.gov.me/en/library/uredbe

Customs Administration

http://taric.carina.co.me/TariCG/public/Secti...

TARICG is an integrated database containing national customs rates, tariff rate quotas, and all other trade related measures.
Law on Administrative Fees

http://www.mek.gov.me/sto/biblioteka/tr_ aktu...

http://www.mif.gov.me/en/library/zakoni

In accordance with Montenegrin legislation a fee for services provided in the customs procedure cannot be higher than the actual costs of the customs authority and it cannot represent indirect protection of domestic products or indirect taxation on import and export.
Ministry of Economy of Montenegro

http://www.mek.gov.me/sto/biblioteka/tr_aktue...

http://www.mek.gov.me/sto/biblioteka/tr_aktue...

Sanitary, phytosanitary, environmental, product safety requirements, control of medicines and organic farming products
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

http://www.mpr.gov.me/biblioteka

Sanitary, phytosanitary, environmental, product safety requirements, control of medicines and organic farming products
National Authority for Food Safety, Veterinary and Phytosanitary Issues

http://www.ubh.gov.me/biblioteka

Sanitary, phytosanitary, environmental, product safety requirements, control of medicines and organic farming products
Environmental Protection Agency

http://www.mrt.gov.me/biblioteka/zakoni

https://epa.org.me/regulativa/

http://www.mek.gov.me/sto/biblioteka/tr_aktue...

Restrictions applied with the purpose of environment protection
Ministry of Economy of Montenegro

http://www.mek.gov.me/sto/biblioteka/tr_aktue...

Import and export restrictions, including prohibitions, quotas and licensing systems
Ministry of Economy of Montenegro

http://www.mek.gov.me/sto/biblioteka/tr_aktue...

SPS measures
Penalties are specified in the Customs law, Articles 237-279a, as well as in other relevant acts.

http://www.mek.gov.me/sto/biblioteka/tr_aktue...

http://www.mif.gov.me/en/library/zakoni

Article 20 of the Constitution and Customs law, Art. 8

http://www.mek.gov.me/sto/biblioteka/pr_ aktu...

http://www.mif.gov.me/en/library/zakoni

Article 20 of the Constitution of Montenegro stipulates that everyone has the right to submit an appeal against a decision deciding on his/her lawful or legally based interests.
The Law on General Administrative Procedure and the Law on Administrative Disputes govern the right to appeal in the second instance with the respect to decisions issued in the administrative procedures, as well as the judicial review. These two laws apply to all authorities.

Customs law, Art. 8
SPS laws also provide for a right of appeal. For example, Law on Plant Health Protection OGM, No. 28/2006 and OGM, No. 28/2011): Article 26; Veterinary Law (OGM, No. 30/2012): Article 6, 24, 37 and 70.
Ministry of Economy

http://www.mek.gov.me/EN/WTO/LIBRARY/free_tra...

Free Trade Agreement
Customs Administration of Montenegro

http://www.sluzbenilist.me

List of treaties related to Customs
Customs Administration of Montenegro

http://www.sluzbenilist.me

Mutual Administrative Assistance in customs matters