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Completing Movement Certificates EUR.1 and EUR-MED for export

The rules for completing Movement Certificates EUR.1 and EUR-MED are here. A correctly completed certificate gives you preferential treatment. The only difference between the two certificates is how you complete box 7.

Box 1

The name and address of the exporter is obligatory information.

Box 2

In the Norwegian version of the certificate, the essential text is all pre-printed.

Box 3

Completion of this box is optional, but should be completed if the consignee is known.

Box 4

Here, you must state where the goods originate in accordance with the originating rules. When the certificate is issued in accordance with the originating rules in the EEA agreement, the origin of the products will be "EEA". If the certificate is issued according to other free trade agreements, the country in which the product is believed to originate must be entered in this box in accordance with the origin rules in the relevant agreemnt, e.g "Norway". 

Box 5

The recipient country for the product must be stated here. For exports to EU countries under the EEA agreement, the name of the relevant country, "EC" or "Community" is entered. 

Box 6

Completion of this box is optional. You could also enter method of transport, name, number, etc.

Box 7

The box for remarks is used, among other things, when a movement certificate is to be issued later, e.g

  • when the certificate of origin has not been issued at the time of export due to an error 
  • unintentional omissions
  • due to other special conditions

The box is also used when a duplicate of the original certificate is issued. This is done in cases when the certificate has been subject to

  • theft
  • loss
  • destruction

If the export is regulated by the bilateral agricultural protocol between EC and Norway (the Oporto agreement), "AGRI" must be entered in this box.

For the EUR-MED certificate, you must also select whether the origin of the goods is cumulative or not. 

Box 8

Serial no

Every item/type of goods must be numbered continuously

Label and number of packages

Identification number/label on packages must be entered so that it corresponds to the associated consignment note. In the event that the goods are only labelled with the consignee`s name and address on the consignment note, enter "addr." or "N/A" in the box.

Number and type of packages

The number of parcels must correspond with the packages given in the invoice for the originating product. The type of packages must be stated with e.g. "psc", "barrels", "boxes".

Type of goods

Type of goods must be noted by entering the usual tradename for the goods. Do not use generic descriptions such as "Ready-to-wear clothing, equipment, piece goods, machinery, parts, means of transport, etc.".

Box 9

State measurement unit here, e.g. "kg, pcs, litres, cubic metres, etc.".

Box 10

Completion of this box is optional. The number and date of the invoice can also be important information for the customs administration in the importing country.

Box 11

This box is for use by the customs administration in the exporting country.

Box 12

Declarations from the exporter must be signed by the exporter him- of herself, or by someone who has been given authorisation to sign by the person responsible in the company. The signature must be performed by hand, not using a rubber stamp or facsimile. The box must not be signed by the shipping agent, unless it has specific authorisation from the person responsible in the export company.

Boxes 8, 9 and 10 must be completed using single line spacing so that it is difficult to add anything between the lines. If the box is not completely filled, a horizontal line must be drawn after the final line of goods descriptions, and the unused space crossed through diagonally.

Declaration from the exporter

In order for customs administrations to approve an application for issuing Movement Certificate EUR.1 and EUR-MED, the exporter must give their own declaration. This declaration is given on the reverse of the third sheet in the snap set that constitutes the application section for Movement Certificates EUR.1 and EUR-MED. The declaration must be completed by the exporter and signed by the same person who signed the first page in box 12.

For practical reasons, we have prepared standard declarations that exporters can use instead of having to describe and document production of finished goods for each individual export. By using these standard declarations, the exporter assumes full responsibility for ensuring the goods fulfil the requirements set for issuing Movement Certificates EUR.1 and EUR-MED. If Norwegian Customs performs checks, the exporter must document the actual situation. 

These standard declarations are often:

1.  "The good(s) have been produced in their entirety in (...)."
      This declaration is used for products from primary industries (natural products) and other products that have achieved originating status exclusively on the basis of materials that are believed to have been produced in the EEA, possibly in Norway, in their entirety. 

2.   "The good(s) have been sufficiently worked/processed in (...)."
      These declarations are used for products that have achieved originating status through being sufficiently worked/processed in accordance with the relevant agreement. This is done by all third-country materials used having undergone the       processing described in the list rules (process rules) that apply for finished goods. 

3.   "The good(s) are re-exported from Norway in unchanged form or after insufficient working/processing. The good(s) originate from (...)."
      If the export occurs in accordance with the EEA agreement, "EEA" must be entered within the brackets for options 1 and 2. If other agreements regulate the preferential trade, "Norway" must be entered within the brackets.                         Declarations must be signed by someone who has been given authority by the person responsible in the company. It must be the same person who signed box 12 in the certificate. By signing the declaration, the exporter is obligated to
      be able to document that the declaration and issued certificate are correct, and to approve any checks of accounts and production. 

Basic documentation that can document the information given in the certificate must be available for checking at the time of export. Relevant basic documentation can be:

  • suppliers` declaration
  • subcontractors` declaration
  • invoices
  • incomming certificate of origin
  • production calculations
  • warehouse accounts
  • final/quay receipts

The exporter is obligated to store all basic documentation for at least three years. Norwegian customs can perform random checks of information from Movement Certificates EUR.1 and EUR-MED without suspicion of breach of contract. 

Both certificates are at the front of the snap set of three sheets. The certificate is authenticated (issued) by the customs administration in the exporting country and is valid for four months from the authentication.

Forms (snap set) can be ordered from

Wittusen og Jensen AS

email: kundeservice@wj.no

web: www.wj.no

eur1_peoveeksemplar.pdfSee example copy of EUR.1 (52 kB)

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