Please read the important information below.
This will effect the import of an LT230, Borg Warner, Transfer box parts, diffs, diff centres and halfshafts. This list is not exhaustive and may also affect other parts. Please do read this as additional charges may be charged on import. We are finding that it does not affect everyone on import but unfortunately charges are being charged on some occasions.
Note this is completely beyond our control.
Radiometric Controls for Metal Goods Imported into Italy
Please read the information below. We are now finding that several of our customers are having to pay the charges detailed below on importing our goods. Regrettably many of our products do fall in to this commodity codes shown in the link below so please can you read the following information and reply to confirm if you would like to cancel or continue with your order.
What is radiometric monitoring?
Radiometric monitoring is the inspection of scrap, semi-finished, and all other metal materials in order to detect radioactive anomalies.
Radioactive measurements are taken near the external walls of a container with specific and very sensitive instruments, which are equipped with a probe that has a sodium iodide scintillator, to detect even the tiniest radioactive anomalies.
On 1 July 2022, new radiometric surveillance regulations have been introduced for the import of metallic materials (semi-finished or finished products) into Italy, based on the EU Council Directive 2013/59/ EURATOM laying down basic safety standards for protection against dangers arising from exposure to ionizing radiation.
Certain metallic products are subject to specialized checks that must be conducted by an authorized external body. A certificate of inspection must be provided before the import customs declaration can be issued. The certificate of the radiometric controls can be issued in a non-EU country provided that a mutualrecognition with this country is in place. Currently the mutual recognition agreement is only held with Switzerland.
What does it mean for our Customers?
This Regulatory change affects importers of the listed finished metal products, semi-finished metal products and/ or scrap and other waste metal materials into Italy. Each shipment must be inspected.
Upon arrival of the shipment the carrier will contact the receiver of the shipment indicating a third-party supplier who can provide radiometric inspection and issue the relevant certificate. If the receiver accepts the suggested solution, they will be contacted by the supplier to proceed with payment and inspection; should the receiver refuse, the shipment will be returned to us. The cost of the shipment and return will not be refunded. The radiometric inspections can take place in all various locations in Italy. The fee for the inspection is EUR 170.00 per shipment and is payable by the importer directly to the inspecting company. Ashcrofts or the carrier is not involved in the contracting or payment collection. In order to optimize costs related to radiometric inspection, we recommend that customers import these commodity categories in one single shipment.
The full list of items and HS codes falling into this category is available here. (or see ‘reference’ section on page 2 – item #1)
https://www.gazzettaufficiale.it/do/atto/serie_generale/caricaPdf?cdimg=22A02680001000 10110002&dgu=2022-04-28&art.dataPubblicazioneGazzetta=2022-04- 28&art.codiceRedazionale=22A02680&art.num=1&art.tiposerie=SG
Official Journal of the European Union