CMA CGM Bulgaria: Import regulations
According to the regulations of the Bulgarian Customs Law Art.56/1/1, the import cargo will be considered as abandoned in favor of the State and seized/confiscated in case the Customs Clearance is not done within 90 days after vessel’s arrival.
Import commodities under registered trademarks are strictly controlled by the Bulgarian Customs. In case the consignee/importer is not entitled to import into Bulgaria/EU the specific registered trade mark, the container and the cargo can be seized.
Wood and wood packaging material imported into the containers must be in accordance with International Standard for Phyto-sanitary Measures No 15 (ISPM 15) rules and regulation. Otherwise local authorities will not allow import in Bulgaria and cargo will have to be returned at POL.
After destuffing of the cargo, the consignee is responsible to remove all and any lashing/packing materials as well as any remaining of the cargo by his means and for his account. If not done cleaning cost may be charged.
For IMO cargo shipments the consignee is responsible to remove the IMO stickers from the sides of the container by his means and for his account. If not done sticker removal cost may be charged.
For OPEN TOP containers, after destuffing, the consignee is responsible to mount back on the top of the container the tarpaulin. If not done additional cost may be charged.