The Registered Exporter System (the REX system)
Exporters/producers have to be registered in the REX system to be entitled to self-certify the preferential origin of products by making out a preferential origin document (such as a statement on origin or an origin declaration).
- Exporter/producer established in the EU not yet registered should apply to be registered in the REX system on the REX Trader Portal. More information about this portal is available here. The customs authorities in your country will process the application and assign you a unique REX number and you become a ‘registered exporter’. This REX number should be indicated on preferential origin documents (statement on origin, origin declaration).
If you need additional information concerning the registration process, you may contact the customs authorities in charge of the registration in the REX system in the Member State concerned.
- As a ‘Registered exporter’ established in the EU you can self-certify the preferential origin of a product in all EU trade agreements where the REX system is in place such as with Canada, UK, Japan, Vietnam, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros Zimbabwe, Madagascar.
- A company established in a GSP beneficiary country or in a non-EU country applying the REX system (such as Zimbabwe) should apply to be registered in the REX system by filling in the application form available here. This application form should then be printed, signed and sent to the competent authorities, which will then do the registration and assign a REX number.
- For further information please refer to:
- The webpage on the REX system: https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/online-services/online-services-and-databases-customs/rex-registered-exporter-system_en
- Guidance on Registered Exporter System: https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/document/download/e52c2675-8de0-4794-b8c3-c4fd45c592e5_en
Frequently asked questions
- When the tariff refers to weight, is it gross weight or net weight?
- How can I find the import duty that applies to my product?
- If I want to sell my product in several EU countries, are there import duties to pay each time my product enters a different country?
- Can I get a list of products charged at 0% import duty?
- Are excise duties applied at EU or at national level?
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- How can I get approval to export fish to the EU?
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