Certificate on goods traffic (Movement Certificate) EUR-1 and EUR-MED.

A EUR-1 certificate is an origin form with which a reduction or exemption on the import duties can be obtained in the country of destination. These reductions or exemptions are part of a preferential agreement. The tariff preference on the ground of a EUR-1 Certificate is only granted in those countries with which the European Union have concluded a free trade agreement. These foreign countries are:

  • Switzerland
  • Norway
  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Turkey (only for expressly named agricultural goods and EGKS products)
  • Syria
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Algeria
  • Ceuta and Melilla
  • Faeroe Islands
  • West Bank/ Gaza strip
  • Israel
  • South Africa
  • Mexico
  • Chile
  • Macedonia
  • Croatia
  • Bosnia Herzegovina
  • Albania
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
  • Tanzania

A Eur-Med certificate is used when the pan-Euro-Mediterranean Cumulation is applicable.

Consignments of which the value does not exceed € 6.000,--

When a consignment of goods is exported and the value of the total consignment does not exceed € 6.000,-- no EUR-1 Certificate needs to be made up. It suffices to make up a declaration on the invoice, the so-called invoice declaration. But pay attention! The rules of origin that apply to a EUR-1 and EUR-MED Certificate also apply to the invoice declaration.

When a consignment of goods is exported and the total value of the consignment exceeds € 6.000,--, then a EUR-1 or EUR-MED Certificate must be used. Maco Customs Service can entirely provide the application for and authentication of these certificates in the Netherlands, at the Chamber of Commerce and the Dutch customs. There is also the possibility to ask customs for the authorisation to not having to have made up and stamped EUR-1 Certificates by the Camber of Commerce and by Customs. Such an authorisation is the ‘Approved Exporter' authorisation. Also in case you export only small numbers of consignments a year, can be applied for such an authorisation. The Dutch exporter is then allowed to use the so-called invoice declaration, even when the value exceeds € 6.000,-- per consignment. In the invoice declaration must then be registered the number of the 'Approved Exporter' authorisation. 

Also for assessing the preferential origin, applying for the authorisation Approved Exporter and the annual keeping up to date of the correct prove of origin, Maco Customs Service can be of service.


Do you have questions about the issuing of EUR-Certificates, please contact the specialist on origin issues at Maco, Mr. Eric Vosdellen. Telephone: 0475-425800.  E-mail:

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