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Corona crisis: temporary measure for certificates of origin

04.07.2020

Due to the corona crisis problems may arise regarding the submission of certificates of origin. In normal circumstances an original copy of these certificates is required upon import. On the proposal of the European Commission, the certificates can now be temporarily submitted digitally. Paper copies are also allowed.

In practice, certificates can be submitted in the following ways:

  • a paper copy, or a digital variant (i.e. a PDF-scan of a certificate, or an online version)
    A copy or digital variant of an original certificate is required, and it must be signed and stamped by the competent authorities.
  • a paper copy, or a digital variant (i.e. a PDF-scan of a certificate, or an online version)
    A copy or digital version of an original certificate is required. The certificate must include a digital signature of the competent authorities – this is allowed with retroactive effect for certificates issued from 1 March 2020.

In the event of export, make as much possible use of the Approved Exporter authorisation. Read more about this in the Customs Manual (only available in Dutch).

Conditions

Customs checks that the documents submitted are correct. The original certificates must present in the records, or should be included in the records later on. We must therefore be able to subsequently inspect the original certificates.

The measure applies for: movement certificates EUR.1, movement certificates EUR-MED, certificates of origins FORM A and A.TR certificates.

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