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What is an EUR 1 Document?

Also known as a ‘Movement Certificate (EUR1)’, the document allows you to take advantage of bilateral trade agreements when exporting and importing your goods.

For counties that have trade agreements in place with the UK and EU the EUR1 ensures that the agreed preferential rate of import duty (usually zero) is applied. 

To ensure your shipment qualifies for the preferential trade agreements the goods must originate in the UK or the EU and the correctly completed EUR1 must accompany the goods. 

Which countries are included?

At present the following countries have a trade agreement with the UK and EU but please note should the UK leave the EU the list of countries for the UK trade agreements might change.  

If your goods arrive through customs in one of the countries below and is not accompanied by a EUR1 the normal customs tariff will be applied.

Albania, Algeria, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Ceuta and Melilla, Chile, Columbia, Egypt, Faroe Islands, Honduras, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Peru, Serbia, South Africa, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, West Bank/Gaza Strip.

How does the EUR1 work and how do I apply?

  • An EUR1 can only be raised in the country you are exporting from and in the UK it is authorised by the Chamber of Commerce.
  • Once approved, the top green copy of the EUR1 will travel with the consignment and is presented to customs by the importer. The white copy remains with the Chamber of Commerce.
  • An EUR1 is issued per consignment so does need to be raised every time you export goods.
  • The Chamber of Commerce do provide support on the application and completion of the EUR1 or the Tudor team can of course do this on your behalf.
  • There is a fee for application which is currently £36 (inc VAT) and you will be required to submit commercial documentary proof of the origin. If the goods originated outside the UK you would need to obtain a manufacturer’s commercial invoice or a supplier’s declaration showing the origin.
  • There is a low value limit of €6000 (or equivalent currency). If the consignment value is less than this you can still raise an EUR1, however, a disclaimer on your export invoice will enable the same benefits without any additional cost.
  • If you have already shipped your goods and a EUR1 was not applied for and completed beforehand you can apply for a retrospective EUR1.
  • Records of your EUR1 documents should be kept, for at least three years, for future reference.
  • Do note that the EUR1 cannot be used for the transportation of personal effects.

 

If you have any other questions surrounding the EUR1 Movement Certificate or would like us to apply on your behalf, you can get in touch here - sales@tudorfreight.com.

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