Austria (AT)

Jurisdiction Overview

418 *Freeports: Are freeports/free trade zones/foreign trade zones/bonded warehouses promoted as places to store valuable assets (e.g. gold bullion, art, precious stones, jewelry, cash, antiquities, wines, cigars, cars)? Yes
 Data Date: 2019


According to Austria's Ministry of Finance, freeports / free trade zones / foreign trade zones / bonded warehouses are not available as places to store valuable assets in Austria (TJN-Survey 2017). Indeed, European Commission documents confirm the absence of preferential trade zones in Austria. However, while most private actors promoting the storage of high value assets did not indicate a specific link to bonded warehouses, a company was found to promote the use of bonded facilities for the storage valuable artworks.


TJN-Survey 2017
EC, Free zones which are in operation in the customs territory of the Union, as communicated by the Member States to the Commission (as of 21 August 2019), retreived on October 2019 at :