This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.


Sampling and testing alcohol before and during exports in Mongolia

in Mongolia

Trade barrier summary

New alcohol brands need a permit to export to Mongolia. For a permit to be issued, a sample needs to be provided to the General Agency for Specialised Inspection, for sanitary and technical purposes. The alcohol import tariff - Harmonised System (HS) code: 22 -is 25%.

This requirement is underpinned by article 8.2 of the 2016 law on sanitation, amended in 2018, for which Article requires sanitary confirmation through sampling and testing exports and imports that are considered high-risk to human health.

In addition, Article stipulates that if goods are found unsealed or damaged during physical inspection at the border, or if transportation procedure was breached, then a sample of the goods will be taken for inspection to a certified laboratory for testing.

Sectors affected

  • Consumer and retail



Date reported

15 November 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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