After the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) successfully completed in February 2015 the Transit Pre-conformance Testing phase, and deposited its instrument of accession on 28 May 2015, the EU-EFTA joined committee on Common Transit decided on 17 June 2015 (2) that FYROM will join as from 1st July 2015 the Common Transit (CT) procedure (1) and the convention on simplifications of customs formalities.
This means that as of that date it is be possible to:
> apply a common transit procedure (documents T1 or T2) for goods transported between the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey;
> simplify the customs formalities for the trade in goods between the afore-mentioned countries.
FYROM has been entering a transitional period (so as to fulfil certain legal and computerisation requirements) during which the (adapted) printed forms used before the accession will remain applicable.
(1) The Common Transit procedure establishes measures facilitating the movements of goods between the 28 EU Member States, the EFTA countries (Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland) and Turkey (since 1st December 2012). The procedure is based on the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a Common Transit procedure.
(2) Both Council Decisions (EU) N° 2015/835 and (EU) N° 2015/836 of 11 May 2015 (Published in the Official Journal of the European Union N° L 132 of 29 May 2015) are listed below:
> Council Decisions (EU) 2015/835
> Council Decisions (EU) 2015/836