Origin declaration

Three simple steps:

Choose the country destination of your shipment.

Choose the country destination of your shipment.

Select the Tariff Heading and the description of the product.

Select the Tariff Heading and the description of the product.

Find out if your goods acquire preferential origin!

Find out if your goods acquire preferential origin!

Introduction to Preferential Origin.

Preferential origin is a “conventional” type of origin, related to free trade agreements between the European Union and specific Third Countries. The aim of such agreements is to reduce or to remove import duties for products traded between the partner Countries.
In order for a product to benefit of the preferential tariff treatment it must be originating in one of the partner Countries.

Each agreement contains in an annexed protocol the detailed list of the requirements (so-called “rules of origin”) that must be met in order to establish whether a product can be considered having the originating status. More specifically, each agreement contains the list of the sufficient working or processing which defines the rule for the conferment of origin.
Such rules depend on the type of goods, that is to say on their customs Classification. Therefore, it is primarily necessary to know the tariff Heading of the product to be exported (the first four digits of the classification in the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System nomenclature) and then it is possible to identify in the agreement between the EU and the exporting Country the rule of origin corresponding to such Heading, which sets the working or processing required to be carried out on non-originating materials in order for the product manufactured to obtain originating status (EU preferential origin).
The preferential tariff treatment is subject upon submission of a valid proof of preferential origin: the provided documents are the movement certificate EUR.1 / EUR-MED or the invoice declaration.
For consignment whose value does not exceed € 6.000, the preferential origin can be declared directly on the invoice. In case of higher values, the preferential origin must be declared through the movement certificate EUR.1. An operator who has obtained the status of approved exporter may make out invoice declarations irrespective of the value of the products concerned.
This App represents a tool for the consultation of the rules of origin of the agreements signed by the EU and provides an early support for the origin analysis for specific cases, also thanks to the calculation engine for the value ratio on the ex-works price. Should it be needed to perform the origin analysis on a large number of products, or for several Countries, it is advisable to use a more structured tool. The list of such preferential or autonomous agreement signed by the EU is available at the webpage of the Directorate General Taxation and Customs Union of the European Commission, under the section “Arrangements List”.

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How does the APP work?

In a few simple steps the APP lets you know if your goods acquire preferential origin: by entering the country of destination of the goods and the tariff heading, the APP allows you to identify, in the applicable preferential agreement, the rule associated with that entry, rule establishing working or processing carried out on non-originating materials, which confers originating status (preferential origin EU).

What do I need to know?

For each product, you should know the Tariff Heading (four-digit code of the harmonized system) and the country of destination of the goods.
Two other essential elements are the value of non-originating parts in the product / good and the ex-works price of the finished product.

Are you an exporter?

To take advantage of the tariff facilities set forth in the agreements between the EU and third countries, the exporter must certify the preferential origin of products through the certificate "MOD. EUR 1 " or equivalent declaration. This declaration is binding and, together with the “export declaration”, constitutes a public act: the customs declaration.
The analysis and the study of manufacturing processes and the careful monitoring of non-originating components that are absorbed in the finished product, represent the starting point of the declaration.
Our APP will provide you with useful aid in the determination of preferential origin of your goods.

Are you a vendor? Do you have to release the Declaration of preferential origin?

The long term declaration (reg. (EC) 1207/2001 and subsequent modifications and integrations) is required by the exporter to its suppliers and intervenes to determine the preferential origin of the exported product. Such declaration shall constitute, to the exporter, the first and most important proof for the issuance of the "EUR 1 MOD" or equivalent declaration. This makes clear the great importance of the long-term declaration.
The long term declaration contributes to the creation of a public act and assumes equal importance in terms of sanctions for false, erroneous and misleading statements.
The cognitive process about the proven components sold origin, through the analysis of production processes, the identification of the origin of the materials used and the survey at the chain of suppliers is the only way to ensure truthful declaration and to avoid serious administrative consequences.
Our APP is an useful tool that can facilitate this work and provide a useful support in the determination of preferential origin of your goods.