How to Complete an EUR1
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 EU and beneficiary countries.
You must be a person normally in the UK or the Isle of Man or representing a company in the UK or Isle of Man. If you are exporting from the Channel Islands, present the movement certificate EUR1 to the customs authorities in those countries for stamping.
Insert the name of the specific country of destination.
Box 3 – Consignee
You are recommended always to insert the name of the consignee, but you do not have to. For exhibitions outside the EC, which are later, sent on to a preference-giving country, insert also the address of the exhibition.
Box 4 – Country, group of countries or territory in which the products are considered as originating.
This box is pre-printed “EC”.
Box 5 – Country of destination
Put the name of the individual country of destination.
Box 6 – Transport details
Leave this blank
Box 7 Remarks
Put one of the following endorsements, where necessary. Otherwise leave it blank.
“Duplicate” – Insert this if you are applying for a duplicate movement certificate EUR1 for example because it has been lost. You must explain the reason.
“Issued retrospectively” – Insert these words if the goods have left the country before application for a movement certificate is made. Also add, on page 4 under paragraph 1 of the application, “and that no movement certificate for these goods has previously been issued”
“Replacement of movement certificate EUR1 issued in…”
Put item numbers and identifying marks and numbers in the space on the left-hand side of the certificate.
If different types of goods are shown separately on the invoice(s), show each type separately on the movement certificate EUR1 and itemise them (1,2,3 etc). Leave no space between different items.
Identifying marks and numbers
Give identifying marks and numbers on the packages here. If the packages are addressed, state the name and address. If they are not marked in any way, put “No marks and numbers”. If both originating and non-originating goods are packed together, add, “Part contents only” at the end.
Number and kinds of packages for examples bales, cartons, drums
For goods in bulk which are not packed insert “In bulk”. The quantity shown must be the same relatable to the quantity stated on the invoice for the goods.
Description of goods
Identify the goods by giving a reasonably full commercial description, for example “typewriters” instead of “office machinery”. However, if the invoices give full identifying details only a general description is necessary. In such cases, you must fill in Box 10 showing the numbers and dates of the invoice. If instead of invoices other evidence is given, this way of filling in Box 8 cannot be used.
For consignments of both originating and non-originating goods, describe only the originating goods.
You may be unable to avoid showing non-originating goods on the invoices. If so, mark the invoice for example with an asterisk) to show which are non-originating goods. Then put an appropriate statement in Box 8 immediately below the description of the goods, for example:
Goods marked * on the invoice are non-originating and are not covered by this movement certificate EUR1
Draw a horizontal line under the only or final item in this box, and rule through the unused space with a “Z shaped” line.
Box 9 Gross weight or other measure
Imperial measure (for example ton, gallons) will be accepted but exporters are recommended if possible to give quantities in metric measure.
Box 10 Invoices
Whenever possible, state the number(s), if any, and date(s) of the invoice(s) relating to the goods and produced with the movement certificate EUR1.
See also Box 8 – Description of goods.
Box 11 Customs Endorsement
Leave this blank
Box 12 Declaration by the exporter
The signature must not be mechanically reproduced or made with a rubber stamp. By signing the form, you declare that the goods qualify as originating products under the provisions of the relevant preference agreements. If this declaration is incorrect, an offence under the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979, section 167 has been committed. Forwarding agents acting simply as forwarding agents are not exporters and must not sign this box unless prior authorisation has been given.
Any amendments/corrections must be completed and signed by the declarant in Box 12 and endorsed by customs.
Leave this blank.
Provide a complete copy of page 1. It need not however by signed in manuscript (a “carbon” signature is acceptable).
Page 4 (Application form)
• use the declaration at (a) or b(i) or b(ii); and
• state what the 4-figure tariff classification of the good is
You must also declare that:
• the goods are originating products as defined by the rules Notice 828 or 829; and;
• you hold evidence in one of the forms shown in the appropriate Notice
• Declarations, which must bear an original signature, may be in the forms shown below. The signature should be the same as in Box 12 on Page 1
(a) Exporters who have manufactured/produced the exported goods
“the goods shown on the movement certificate EUR1 were *manufactured/produced by the exporter and are classified under … (4 figure tariff heading). They satisfy the appropriate qualifying process in Notice *828/829.”
*Delete where appropriate.
(b) Exporters who have bought in goods for export in the same state
(i) Goods manufactured/produced in the EU:
“The goods shown on the movement certificate EUR1 were
*manufactured/produced in the EC and are classified under … (4-figure tariff heading). Evidence of their originating status in one of the forms specified in Notice 827 is held by *me/us”
*Delete where appropriate
Pages 5 and 6
Page 5 is a copy of page 3. It need not be signed. Page 6 is a copy of page 4.
These pages form the duplicate application form. It is needed only if you are first presenting the EUR1 to a chamber of commerce, otherwise you may find it useful as an office copy.