The UK Certificate of Origin ensures that customs officials in various countries can check the reliability of Certificates of Origin by reference to a manageable list of authorised organisations that have been notified as being of recognised standing and competence.

This topic shows how to obtain and how to use the UK Certificate of Origin. The UK Certificate of Origin replaced the EC Certificates of Origin from 1 January 2021.

The UK EUR1 Movement Certificate is used to claim preferential rates of duty in the country of importation. To qualify, the goods must fully meet the rules of origin in the exporting country and be accompanied by a correctly completed UK EUR1. The preference system only applies to countries where trade agreements exist with the UK and participating countries.

When completing the EUR1 it is advisable that the exporter refers to the HM Revenue and Customs Notices 828, 830 and 832. These detail how the export preference system works in the UK, and lists the countries that hold preferential trade agreements and to ensure that the goods comply with the origin rules. The forms and details of how to complete them are here.

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