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EUR1 Movement Certificate

What is it for?

In some countries, an EUR1 document can help your buyer import your goods more cheaply under preference. Preference means that your buyer may pay for lower, or nil rates of import duty on your goods.

All exporters completing EUR1 document must have read a copy of the HM Customs and Excise notices 827, 828 and 829. 

When do you have to complete these documents?

You do not have to use these documents. Only use them when you can prove the goods are originating, and you hold the required evidence.

Originating goods are:

  • Wholly produced in the EC; or
  • Have been sufficiently processed in the EC to be classed as originating. This means work done elsewhere in the EC can help meet the origin rules.

The origin rules for goods of all Tariff headings are set out in Notices 828 and 829. These may vary according to the Tariff heading and the country to which the goods are exported.

To find out if the country you are exporting to requires an EUR1 certificate, please call us on 01752 220471.


The preference giving countries are:

  • The countries of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) which includes: Iceland, Norway and Liechenstein (covered by the European Economic Area) and Switzerland
  • Faroe Islands
  • Israel
  • Ceuta and Melilla
  • “Mashraq Group” – Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria and “Maghreb Group” – Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.
  • Some of the African, Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) details of which may be obtained from the Department of Trade and Industry. A full list of these countries can be found in Volume 1, Part 7 of the Tariff
  • Mexico
  • West Bank and Gaza
  • South Africa
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
  • Croatia
  • Chile

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