Do you wish to export French wine to China, Asia, Latin America or elsewhere in the world? Now, there are shipping solutions for wine and spirits specially adapted to your markets.
Beyond shipment, we also ensure proper attention to excise duty formalities for your alcohol and tobacco products coming from third countries or other member states.
The conditions for shipping and warehousing wine are an important quality factor, because wine requires humidity and temperature conditions that are as constant as possible - ideally between 14 and 15°C.
During shipment, without air conditioning, the bottles could be exposed to extreme temperatures, whether by truck or especially by ship: temperatures can reach 50ºC or -10ºC, over the course of long shipments - it takes about 12 days to reach New York, 30 for San Francisco, 35 for China, and 40 days to reach Australia.
Mathez Freight Forwarding offers solutions that are suitable to thecontrol of temperature when shipping wine:
During shipment, products subject to excise duty must be accompanied by European Union administrative documents specifying the fiscal status of the product:
Find out more about the GAMMA informational kit from Customs (pdf in French).
Mathez Freight Forwarding oversees the creation of documents needed for shipping products subject to excise taxes.
Excise taxes on alcohol and tobacco products are consumption duties, which must be paid in the country in which these products are consumed. These are not standardized across the European Union, as each member state is free to establish its own taxation methods and rates.
Excise duties are assessed whether products are manufactured locally or imported (as opposed to customs duties), and apply to quantity rather than to a value (unlike customs duties and VAT).
European regulations on excise were introduced with the enactment of the Common Market in 1993 and were modified by the Directive 2008/118/CEE which entered into force in 2010.
Community regulation provides for strict fiscal control over the entire process for wine, alcohol, and other alcoholic beverages, from their production (or importation) to their sale to the end consumer. This control is based on two elements:
With respect to excise duties in France:
Monaco is considered to be part of the territory of the European Union in that matter Companies established in Monaco are required to pay French excise duties.
Located in both France and Monaco, Mathez Freight Forwarding manages your shipment's excise duties in both France and Monaco, in Italy, and beyond.
A Certified Warehousing Agent is a physical person or corporate entity authorized by the competent authorities of a member state to produce, transform, hold, ship, and receive products subject to excise duties.
Products subject to excise duties must be accompanied during shipping by EU administative documents to allow for circulation. Only companies with an excise duty number can issue the circulation document known as the "Accompanying Administrative Document" .
Logisticians and shipping agents who transport products subject to excise duties in suspension or have paid excise duties above a certain theshold should therefore obtain a certified warehousing certification, pay a deposit for the duties at issue, and fill out various mandatory declarations.
Find out more in the GAMMA informational kit from Customs (pdf in French).
Mathez Freight Forwarding in Nice has had Certified Warehousing status since 2004.
The "AEO" accreditation (Authorized Economic Operator) is awarded by the Customs Administration to companies that meet strict customs criteria and can demonstrate their continuous quality, conformity, and reliability across the international logistics chain.
Working with a fully-certified "AEO" freight forwarder means that in shipping your goods you'll benefit from the following advantages:
Since 2013, Mathez Freight Forwarding has had AEO-Full status, including the AEO certificate for "simplified customs" and the AEO certificate for "safety and security".
When you work with Mathez Freight Forwarding, you can rest assured that all your customs operations throughout the EU and beyond will be handled with precision, reliability, and professionalism, according to the highest standards.