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What is an EUR1 document, and how to get one?


What is an EUR1 document, and how to get one?

by Editorial Team

31 Aug 2021

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 under trade agreements between the UK and partner countries. 

To qualify, the goods must originate in the UK and be supported by a correctly completed and endorsed EUR1.

What countries benefit from EUR1 forms? Does it affect me?

We have worked with EUR1 forms with the following countries:

Tunisia, South Africa, Algeria. Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Angola, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Republica Dominicana, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria. 

For the full list and further information on EUR1 forms, click here.

What does the EUR1 mean in practice? 

The applicant for the EUR1 (the exporter) must be able to prove the origin of the goods, which is usually done via presentation of the supplier invoice stating the product origin. This is called the supplier’s declaration.

The exporter then fills in the EUR1 application form, and hands it over to the competent authorities (usually the customs office) along with the supplier’s invoice. 

The authorities certify the form with a stamp and send it back to the exporter.

EUR1 forms and Brexit

Prior to Brexit, UK exporters could provide EUR1 forms for stock originating within the entirety of Europe. Since Brexit, the UK can now only supply EUR1 forms for stock that originates in the UK. This leaves all European manufactured goods susceptible to duty and taxes when exported from the UK. 

This leaves the customer paying more for stock to be exported from the UK, which could easily be purchased from a supplier within the EU. 

How can SIAN NL help?

Following the setup of our European warehouse in the Netherlands, we are now fully operational to issue EUR1 forms.

This means we can offer stock originating with the UK and EU with zero import and duty. Think we can help? Get in touch to explore your requirements!


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