Wholesale non-warehousing certificates become invalid on 9 November 2018

In brief

By Order of ANAF President no. 1960/2018, economic operators wanting to distribute and sell wholesale alcoholic beverages and / or manufactured tobacco, and those wanting to perform  wholesales of energy products (gasoline, diesel, lamp oil, liquefied petroleum gas and biofuels) are required to have storage facilities

In detail

According to Order no. 1960/2018, wholesale trading of energy products, as well as wholesale trading and  distribution of beverages alcohol and / or manufactured tobacco, can only be carried out on the basis of a certificate obtained under the new conditions requiring storage facilities.

To obtain a new certificate under the new conditions, economic operators currently holding certificates without storage to sell energy products or to sell and distribute alcoholic beverages and / or manufactured tobacco in the wholesale system can file, within 90 days (i.e. by 8 November 2018) as of the Order’s entry into force, a new application and related documents with the competent customs authority. Old certificates become invalid as of 9 November, following expiry of the 90-day term.

[Source: Order no. 1960/2018 regarding the modification of President of the National Agency for Fiscal Administration Order no. 1849/2016 for the approval of the procedure for registration of economic operators which wholesale or retail energy products - gasoline, diesel, light oil, liquefied petroleum gas and biofuels, the approval of the model and the content of some forms, and the amendment of President of the National Agency for Fiscal Administration Order no. 1850/2016 for the approval of the Procedure for registering the activity of wholesale distribution and marketing of alcoholic beverages and / or processed tobacco, as well as for the approval of the model and content of certain forms published in the Official Gazette no. 700 dated 10 August 2018]

The takeaway

Economic operators holding wholesale certificates without storage for energy products or alcoholic beverages and / or manufactured tobacco have to obtain, by 9 November 2018, a new wholesale certificate in accordance with the new conditions requiring the holding of storage facilities. As of that date, the old sale and wholesale distribution certificates, without storage, become invalid.

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