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An EUR1 is a “movement certificate” allowing for reduced (or even zero) customs duties on applicable goods - when they are exported to partner countries.


In this article, we will cover everything you need to know about your EUR1 export document.

What is an EUR1 form?

An EUR1 document is used in international trade to declare goods which are eligible for preferential duties. The form shows the origin of the goods to the country of import, and demonstrates compliance with the rules of origin (which will have been specified in the relevant trade agreement). 


Simply put, an EUR1 form proves that your goods are eligible for preferential (reduced or zero) customs duties. 

Am I eligible for an EUR1 certificate?

If you are exporting goods (from GB) that are eligible for preferential tariff treatment under a trade agreement between GB and another country, then you are eligible for an EUR1. 


At CustomsLink, we can help simplify this for you.


With our new service, the International Document Manager, creating your EUR1 document is simple and straightforward. 


Learn more about the International Document Manager here.

How do you create an EUR1 document?

To create an EUR1 document, we will need the following:


  • Commercial invoice
  • Packing list and delivery note for the goods (optional)
  • Letter of Authority (LoA) 


Once we have received all of your relevant information and submitted your EUR1 certificate to the chamber, it will take a maximum of 1-2 business days for the chamber to process your certificate. 


From there, you can collect your certificate from the chamber, or we can deliver it directly to you at the relevant address via DHL.


Learn more about our International Document Manager and EUR1 service here. 

What countries are EUR1s available for?

Not all countries or customs territories will accept an EUR1 certificate, but there are many that will. 


As of the 25th of June 2024, these countries include:


  • Albania
  • Canada
  • Cariforum States
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Côte D’Ivoire
  • Costa Rica
  • Eastern & Southern Africa, ESA
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Faroe Islands
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo
  • Lebanon 
  • Liechtenstein
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Morocco
  • Nicaragua
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Overseas Countries & Territories (OCT)
  • Pacific States
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Serbia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Southern Africa Customs Union & Mozambique (SACUM) - Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa 
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • Vietnam
  • Palestinian Authority


For the most up-to-date list of countries that accept EUR1s, visit the Chamber International website. 


At CustomsLink, we’ve helped thousands of businesses remain customs compliant, and we can help yours too. Find out more about our EUR1 service on our website, or get in touch with us for expert advice from real people. 


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