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Companies who are unsure about the origin of their goods, or who simply want legal certainty, may apply for a Binding Origin Information decision (BOI).
BOI decisions are binding on the holder and on the EU customs authorities. They are valid – and binding – after their issue, provided the goods and the circumstances described when applying for a BOI decision are identical in every respect. They are normally valid for three years from the date of issue.
How and where to apply for a BOI decision?
Applications should be made in writing to the competent authorities in the EU country in which a company is established or where it intends to use the BOI. The authorities have 120 days from the date they registered the application to take a decision.
List of authorities responsible for issuing BOIs in each of the 28 EU countries (published in OJ C29 of 28.01.2017, p.19)
Note that the existence of a BOI does not exempt you from the requirement to provide proof of origin.
The legal basis for BOIs are Articles 33 and 34 of the Union Customs Code Regulation 952/2013.
See further Guidance on Binding Origin Information