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Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance
(Außenwirtschaftsverordnung - AWV)

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Stand: Die Übersetzung berücksichtigt die Änderung(en) der Verordnung durch die Verordnung vom 02.08.2013 (BGBl I S. 2865)
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Version information: The translation includes the amendment(s) to the ordination by the ordination of 02.08.2013 (Federal Law Gazette I p. 2865)
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Chapter 1
General provisions
Section 1Applications for licences
Section 2Certificates pursuant to Article 9 of Directive 2009/43/EC
Section 3Requirements as regards form
Section 4Collective licences
Section 5Return of administrative acts
Section 6Retention of administrative acts
Section 7Boycott declaration
Chapter 2
Export and transfer from Germany
Division 1
Subdivision 1
Exports requiring a licence
Section 8Licensing requirements for the export of goods cited in Part I of the Export List
Section 9Licensing requirements for the export of non-dual-use goods
Section 10Licensing requirements for the export of goods cited in Part II of the Export List
Subdivision 2
Transfer from Germany subject to licence
Section 11Licensing requirements for the transfer of goods
Division 2
Procedural and reporting provisions
Subdivision 1
Export and re-export
Section 12Presentation and declaration
Section 13Supplementary provisions for the presentation and declaration in connection with maritime vessels
Section 14Procedure for the processing by the customs office
Section 15Incomplete customs declaration and simplified declaration procedure
Section 16Local clearance procedure
Section 17Single-stage export procedure
Section 18Collection of export data on the export of oil and gas
Section 19Export of fruit and vegetables
Section 20Re-exports
Subdivision 2
Exports requiring a licence
Section 21Export licence
Section 22Information and accounting obligations
Section 23Export clearance
Section 24Data exchange
Section 25Export clearance in another Member State
Section 26Recording requirements
Subdivision 3
Transfer subject to licence and certification procedure
Section 27Applicable provisions
Section 28Certification procedure
Chapter 3
Division 1
Restrictions and general procedural provisions
Section 29Restrictions on use
Section 30Confirmations of International Import Certificates and Delivery Verification Certificates
Division 2
Import clearance
Section 31Application for import clearance
Section 32Import documents
Section 33Procedure for import clearance
Section 34Collecting of import data
Section 35Import control report
Section 36Prior import monitoring
Section 37Import clearance in the case of prior import monitoring
Section 38Certificate of Origin and Declaration of Origin
Section 39Import licence
Section 40Facilitated procedure for agricultural goods
Section 41Facilitated procedure for other goods
Section 42Import of horticultural products
Section 43Enforcement measures
Chapter 4
Other movements of goods
Division 1
Section 44Restrictions on the transit of goods
Section 45Transit procedure
Division 2
Trafficking and brokering transactions
Section 46Licensing requirements for trafficking and brokering transactions involving goods of Part I Section A of the Export List
Section 47Licensing requirements for trafficking and brokering transactions in a third country
Section 48Import documents for trafficking and brokering transactions
Chapter 5
Movement of services
Section 49Licensing requirements for technical support relating to chemical or biological weapons or nuclear weapons
Section 50Licensing requirements for technical support relating to a military end-use
Section 51Licensing requirements for technical support in Germany
Section 52Licensing requirements for technical support in relation to the construction or operation of nuclear facilities
Section 53Exemptions from the licensing requirement
Chapter 6
Restrictions on movements of capital
Division 1
Restrictions pursuant to Section 4 subsection 2 of the Foreign Trade and Payments Act to fulfil the Agreement on German External Debts
Section 54Effecting of payments and other performances
Division 2
Examination of corporate acquisitions
Subdivision 1
Cross-sectoral examination of corporate acquisitions
Section 55Scope of application of the cross-sectoral examination
Section 56Voting rights
Section 57Documentation on the acquisition
Section 58Certificate of non-objection
Section 59Prohibition or instructions
Subdivision 2
Sector-specific examination of corporate acquisitions
Section 60Scope of application of the sector-specific examination
Section 61Clearance of an acquisition pursuant to Section 60
Section 62Prohibition or instructions
Chapter 7
Reporting requirements for movements of capital and payments
Division 1
Definition of terms
Section 63Definition of terms
Division 2
Reporting rules for capital movements
Section 64Reporting of assets of German residents abroad
Section 65Reporting of assets of foreigners in Germany
Section 66Reporting of claims and liabilities
Division 3
Reporting of payments
Section 67Reporting of payments
Section 68Reporting of payments in transit trade
Section 69Reporting of payments of maritime shipping companies
Section 70Reports of the financial institutions
Division 4
Reporting deadlines, reporting offices and exceptions from the reporting requirement
Section 71Reporting deadlines
Section 72Reporting office and means of submission
Section 73Exceptions
Chapter 8
Restrictions against certain countries and persons
Division 1
Prohibitions of exports, trafficking and brokering
Section 74Prohibitions of exports of goods cited in Part I Section A of the Export List
Section 75Prohibition of trafficking and brokering transactions relating to goods cited in Part I Section A of the Export List
Section 76Exceptions from Section 74 subsection 1 and Section 75
Division 2
Import and transfer prohibitions
Section 77Prohibitions of the import of goods covered by Part I Section A of the Export List from certain countries
Division 3
Special licensing requirements
Section 78Licensing requirements for the export of certain equipment
Division 4
Offences committed by Germans abroad
Section 79Restrictions pursuant to Section 5 subsection 5 of the Foreign Trade and Payments Act
Chapter 9
Criminal and administrative offences
Division 1
Criminal offences
Section 80Criminal offences
Division 2
Administrative offences
Section 81Administrative offences - violations of provisions of the Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance
Section 82Administrative offences – violations of acts of the European Union
Chapter 10
Entry into force
Section 83Entry into force, expiry