EUR 1 (Movement) Certificate

An EUR1, also known as a 'movement certificate', enables importers in certain countries to import goods at a reduced or nil rate of import duty, especially within the framework of several bi- and multilateral trade agreements of the Pan-European preference system. The EUR1 is used to certify the origin of a product, and if applicable, benefit from favorable trade terms under a preferential trade policy of the EU. In order to benefit from the preferential rate during a customs clearance, a valid EUR1 movement certificate must be handed over to the competent authority (likely a customs office), in which the manufacturer certifies the origin of the goods. In place of a movement certificate, a simple declaration of origin on the invoice can be provided by the manufacturer or sender of the goods in place of a proper movement certificate: this is called an invoice declaration. This is an accepted alternative to the EUR1, but only if the number of items with EU preferential origin under a single shipment does not exceed at certain amount (for a non-approved exporter). If it concerns an approved exporter (that is, a regular authorized exporter), this value limit does not apply.

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