EU preferential imports from Seychelles covered by statements on origin made out by registered exporters
As from 1 July 2023, EU operators wishing to benefit from the preferential tariff treatment of the EU-Eastern and Southern Africa interim Economic Partnership Agreement (EU-ESA iEPA) on importation into the EU of products originating in Seychelles, must submit an invoice declaration made out, as reported by the EU Commission in its Communication 2023/C 145/06 and provided for in Article 23 of Protocol 1, by:
- A registered exporter (REX), in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Seychelles legislation; or
- Any exporter for consignments of less than EUR 6,000 consisting of one or more packages.
Therefore, from 1 July 2023, imports from Seychelles that were previously accompanied by the EUR-1 certificate or invoice declaration issued by an approved exporter will not be able to benefit from the preferential tariff treatment provided for in the EU-ESA iEPA.
Further information can be found in:
- Notice concerning the valid proof of origin for imports into the European Union of products originating in Seychelles under the EU-ESA iEPA, as from 1 July 2023 (2023/C145/06)
- Interim Agreement establishing a framework for an Economic Partnership Agreement between the ESA States and the EU
- Valid proofs of origin under the different Economic Partnership Agreements between the EU and the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries