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Origin: the goods movement certificate (EUR1) for goods from the European Union (EU)

The EUR 1 certificate is a preferential document for goods that are produced inside the EU and which fulfil conditions in the various origin protocols concluded with destination countries. This preference can be important for the addressee of the goods in the country of destination for the calculation of import duty.

This certificate is drawn up by the sender/exporter while using the standard form available for this and then handed over to customs. These forms can be obtained from customs offices. (

 The EUR 1 certificate is used for the export of goods outside the European Union to the European Economic Area (EEA), Egypt, Algeria, Israel, Jordan, the former Yugoslavia (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Croatia, Macedonia), Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, South Africa, Chile, Mexico, Albania, Andorra, the ACP group of states (states in Africa, the Caribbean region and the Pacific Ocean) and overseas countries and territories.

An EUR1 document is not mandatory for the export of goods when the value is less than €6,000 because a declaration of origin on the invoice is then sufficient:

 “The signatory declares that the goods stated in this document that were obtained in the EU satisfy the rules relating to origin which apply in preferential trade with …. (destination country)