Preferential and non-preferential origin

Simplified procedures

If you are claiming preferential treatment for exports, you may be able to do this without using an EUR1 certificate. However, you must be approved to do this. If approved you may endorse your own export documentation (invoice or other commercial document) to state that the goods qualify for European Union (EU) origin status. This is normally referred to as an invoice declaration.

If you:

  • are an approved exporter in one Member State
  • and
  • frequently export products from another Member State

you may use your approval for exports from that other Member State.

You will only need approval to make an invoice declaration if your consignment exceeds €6,000 in value. You do not need approval if the consignment value is less than €6,000.

To apply for approval, you should complete the simplified procedure application form.

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