Compliance Compass

Being successful in international trade requires companies to be aware of and comply with a vast variety of laws and regulations. In order to assist our customers minimize the risk on process interruptions, information on various compliance topics is listed below.

It is the sole responsibility of our customers to determine whether a shipment may be transported on a specific route and whether additional formalities such as obtaining licenses or permits are required.

Please note this is not a comprehensive overview of laws and regulations that may apply to air transport. AIR FRANCE KLM MARTINAIR Cargo cannot be held responsible for the correctness, nor completeness, of the information provided.

Export Compliance

Successful exporting takes careful planning and commitment to ensure you meet export control and sanctions laws and regulations.

Export control and sanctions laws and regulations can result in license requirements for strategic items, at piece-level, transported via AIR FRANCE KLM MARTINAIR Cargo hubs in France and the Netherlands.

Compliance with these laws and regulations is vital to protect (inter)national security, foreign policy, the spread of weapons of mass destruction or missile technology. Unauthorized exports or transits of even low-level technology can potentially jeopardize these efforts.

Be prepared
Understanding and preparing for export risks before you get started is important in order to mitigate these risks. You need to know what restrictions and export controls apply. Good preparation is half the work, and prevents delays and infringements.

Be specific
Do not let carriers and authorities guess what type of product you are shipping.
Be specific in your commodity descriptions, and prevent ambiguity of terms.
For all goods offered for transport to, from or via the European Union, make sure to comply with this

EU Guidance on acceptable and unacceptable terms for the description of goods

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You can find useful information about export controls and trade sanctions from the Netherlands and France here:

• the Netherlands:

  o Export controls of strategic goods

  o Sanctions

  o When do I need a Dutch transit license for military goods?

• France:

  o Military Export Control Overview
  o Mini-guide on export controls of military items
  o Dual-Use Export Control Overview

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