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How to complete an EUR1

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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 beneficiary countries.

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EUR1 Completion

Page 1

Box 1

You must be a company 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.

Box 2

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. 

Box 4 – Country, group of countries or territory in which the products are considered as originating.

This box is pre-printed “UK”.

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”

Box 8

Put item numbers and identifying marks and numbers in the space on the left-hand side of the certificate.

Item numbers

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 “photocopiers” 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.

Mixed consignments

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

Unused space

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

Any declaration must be accurate. Anyone making a false declaration in respect of the preferential origin of goods or failing to comply with other legal provisions may be liable to penalties.

N.B. Any amendment/corrections must be completed and signed by the declarant in Box 12 and endorsed by Customs.

Page 2

Leave this blank.

Page 3

Provide a complete copy of page 1. 

Page 4 (Application form)

Paragraph 2

You must:

• use the declaration at (a) or (b); and
• state what the 4-figure tariff classification of the good is

a) Exporters who have manufactured/produced the exported goods

‘The goods shown on the movement certificate were **manufactured/produced by the exporter and are
classified under (4 figure tariff heading)
They satisfy the appropriate qualifying process in the preferential agreement

**Delete where appropriate

b) Exporters who have bought in goods for export in the same state (goods manufactured/produced in the UK)

‘The goods shown on the movement certificate were **manufactured/produced in the UK and are classified under (4 figure tariff heading)
Evidence of their originating status in one of the forms specified on GOV.UK is held by **me/us.’

** Delete where appropriate


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