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Secure Market Access to Libya

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jun 25, 2019 12:00:00 PM
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By Ghanshyam Lal, General Manager, GIIT, TÜV Rheinland India


In today’s world of trade, success is triggered by the ability to offer the right products at the right time, complying with the exact requirements. The government has implemented Pre-Shipment Inspection programs to ensure that exports comply with the national regulations.

Additionally, one of the most crucial components of a successful international business transaction is the accurate completion of required export and import documentation. Failure to produce such documentation can hinder the dispatch of products by a manufacturer or supplier, and can ultimately impede the timely receipt of goods by the customer.

As an independent third party inspection body, TÜV Rheinland is authorized to conduct Pre-Shipment Verification to issue the Certificate of Inspection (COI) to import goods which will facilitate decision-making regarding supplier acceptability. Experts from TÜV Rheinland are fully versed in various international standards and approval requirements for global market access and can manage the required testing and offer services from a single source - for quick access to international markets.

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TÜV Rheinland offers manufacturers which export to Libya a special service in order to create the necessary conditions for product certification prior to the actual shipment. We are accredited for most of the existing technical regulations and thus, a reliable partner for your market entry into Libya since 01 June 2019.

The ‘Letters of credit’ (L/C) verify before the actual certification that the products regulated in Libya meet the local requirements. This enables manufacturers to have a smooth and fast certification process at the time of shipment. With its mix of established economies and strong emerging markets, Libya presents excellent opportunities for manufacturers from around the world.



Products Supported for Libya export:

• Electrical & Electronic Items

• Chemical Products

• Automotive (New)

• Toys

• Mechanical Material

• Textile (Leather, Plastic & Rubber Included)

• Wood Items (Furniture, Handicrafts and other items Included)

• Paper & Stationary


Required documents to import products to Libya:

• Letter of Credit from Exporter

• Duly filled application & Declaration of Conformity by TÜV Rheinland

• Commercial Invoice

• Packing List

• Certificate of Origin

• Bill of Lading / Airway Bill


The below-listed products are banned in Libya:

• Live pigs, their meats, fat, hides and all their derivatives

• Alcoholic drinks of all kinds

• Meat, animal fat for human consumption, and food including animals which are not slaughtered and prepared according to the precepts of Islamic Shari'a (non Halal meat and animal fat).

• Baking improvers containing potassium bromate

• Used car engines, tires, and spare parts

• Traditional Libyan dress such as cloak, mantle, gown, Abayas and other such dresses that are made of leather and textile

• Live birds from countries where diseases and epidemics are present according to the reports of the World Organisation for Animal Health

• All dairy products manufactured in the People's Republic of China as well as all dairy products manufactured in other countries in which milk originated from China is used.

• Medicines, live animals and birds, pesticides, frozen and chilled fish and meat that has been shipped through land port of entries in Libya


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Topics: Market Access, AA19_P00_MAS