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Welcome to SAMANCTA
This is the sampling manual for customs and taxation authorities. It contains information and instructions on how to take and handle samples for laboratory testing.
To find the correct procedures for specific goods, use the search functions below. If the consignment consists of goods in retail packs, the procedure for sampling retail packages should be followed.
Warning – this search facility does not search properly on all headings. Please look at the Sampling Procedure Cards to check which Headings are covered. Updates will be implemented as soon as possible.
Find the procedure
Use one of the available methods to locate the correct procedure for sampling.
There is also a chart showing an overview of the available procedures here: food; chemicals and articles.