Ms. Vida Kažuro
Ph.: (+370 46) 39 08 61
Procedure for issue of certificates attesting to the existence of Force Majeure circumstances
Certificates attesting to the existence of force majeure circumstances are issued by chambers of commerce, industry and crafts in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai and Panevėžys according to the are area of their activity, if and when such circumstances occurred and existed in the territory of the Republic of Lithuania.
Certificates are issued to legal entities that conduct commercial and economic activities in accordance with the procedure set by the laws.
A person willing to receive such a certificate must produce the following documents:
- an application in the name of the General Director of the Chamber. The application must be signed by the head of administration, or the owner, or their authorized persons;
- the contract and accompanying documents, according to which the party has failed to fulfill its obligations due to force majeure circumstances;
- documents issued by competent authorities and attesting to the existence of force majeure circumstances;
- documents confirming the fact that the person has immediately notified the other party to the contract of the existence of force majeure circumstances;
- documents confirming the scope of non-fulfillment of contractual obligations due to force majeure circumstances;
- a document confirming the payment of the fee to the Chamber;
- other additional documents, if required.
The Chamber considers the person's application within 20 calendar days of its receipt.
The Chamber issued a certificate, if the documents produced by the person prove the circumstances and terms and conditions whereby the persons is relieved of liability due to force majeure circumstances.
At the person's request the Chamber may take actions aimed at establishing the existence of force majeure circumstances.
If the documents supplied by legal persons, or the facts established by the Chamber do not prove the circumstances and conditions set out in Clause 5 of this Procedure, the Chamber issues to the person a motivated refusal to issue such a certificate.
A certificate is issued on the official form of the Chamber. It states the number, the date, the full name (or company name) and address of the person, the contracting parties, the place of contract, the force majeure circumstances, the period of their existence, and the documents supplied.
The certificate is signed by the Director of the Chamber or his authorized person, and sealed.
Disputes between a person and the Chamber related to issue of certificates attesting to the existence of force majeure circumstances are considered in accordance with the procedure set by the laws.