Even if your product is wholly obtained (or sufficiently transformed) by the elements specified in the related links (minimal operations, Cumulation, etc) and other conditions are also fulfilled (see Direct transort or non-manipulation rule and Duty drawback section) you need to proof it before it reaches the EU customs. Only then you can claim the tariff preference.

There are different types of proof of origin depending on the arrangement you benefit from. Please refer to the Trade Helpdesk pages describing your arrangement to download the proofs of origin applying to your case.

In general terms, you may prove the originating status of the goods by:

  • Certificate issued by the customs administration or public authority of a beneficiary country/partner country. In order to get this certificate the exporter needs to address the customs administration or public authority of the beneficiary country/partner country applying for one of these certificates (it may be Form A (for GSP regime), EUR MED (for some concrete cases in the PEM system) or EUR 1 (all the rest of the cases).
  • Invoice declarations issued by the exporter in the beneficiary country/partner country. This may be the case for consignments up to €6000. In some cases invoice declarations may be issued by the exporter in the beneficiary country/partner country for consignments beyond €6000, but only by approved exporters.