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Import and Export

In accordance with Section 11 sub-section 1 of the German Narcotic Drugs Act ("Betäubungsmittelgesetz", BtMG), an authorisation from the BfArM is necessary for each import and export of narcotic drugs, in addition to the licence required pursuant to Section 3 BtMG.

The procedure for granting such import and export authorisations is laid down in the Ordinance concerning the Foreign Trade in Narcotics ("Betäubungsmittel-Außenhandelsverordnung", BtMAHV).

For forms and information regarding applications for import/import notices (available in German only) please click here:

Guidance on how to fill out an application for import/import notice

For forms and information regarding applications for export/export notices (available in German only) please click here:

Guidance on how to fill out an application for export/export notice

The completed and signed forms should be sent to the following address:

Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte
Bundesopiumstelle
Kurt-Georg-Kiesinger-Allee 3
53175 Bonn

Please also observe the following additional information:

Narcotics numbers of importing and exporting countries

Central pharmaceutical numbers for applications for import and export

Customs offices where the narcotic drugs are cleared for import, export, and transit

Information regarding the Export of Narcotic Drugs in Emergency Situations