There seems to be a mismatch between information on the FLEGT licence and information on the Bill of Lading or Import Declaration. What should I do?
The information on the Import Declaration should match the information on the FLEGT licence. A discrepancy between information on the FLEGT licence and information on the Bill of Lading may trigger the EU Competent Authorities to hold the shipment until the discrepancy is resolved.
The FLEGT Regulation allows for a 10% discrepancy between the weight or volume of the shipment and the weight or volume declared in the FLEGT licence. If the discrepancy exceeds 10% or if other information is inconsistent, EU Competent Authorities will not release the shipment and will seek information from the VPA partner country.
If you identify such a discrepancy after the shipment has been cleared for release for free circulation, you can contact the Competent Authority in charge of implementing the FLEGT Regulation in the country where the shipment has been imported and the Competent Authority in your country, if it is not the same.