External trade is operated between operators, which transport goods over EU’s external borders or goods come from EU’s inside customs warehouse. This requires that goods should be set under customs procedure when they entry into EU. In which case, goods are being set for different control and test activities e.g. for health and safety reasons and specific documents such as certificates of origin and import licenses may be required for imported goods.
Goods imported to EU area are subject to customs fee in accordance with European Community’s Customs Tariff so-called TARIC. Imported/exported goods to and from EU are also controlled due to trade policy or other political reasons.