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Supplier Statements of Origin

When exporting goods to the EU (and some other countries) you may be asked for proof of origin to facilitate your customer claiming Customs duty relief on their import. 

During 2021 there has been a relaxation of the evidence required when giving proof of origin but from 1 January 2022 you must have supplier declarations (where required) in place at the time you export the goods. For the EU, there is prescribed wording (see template below) that needs to be annexed to the invoice, or to any other document describing the products concerned in sufficient detail to enable them to be identified.

 

HEALTH WARNING
Providing a Supplier Statement of Origin is a legally binding declaration that you consider the goods to QUALIFY as originating in the UK for Rules of Origin purposes. This is different to the goods being located in the UK, as it considers the origin of all components of those goods. You must look at the guidance before completing this statement.

 


Supplier Statement template wording

The template wording is taken from the EU / UK Trade Deal, known as the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

(Period: from___________ to __________) (1)

The exporter of the products covered by this document [Exporter Reference No ………………… ] (2) declares that, except where otherwise clearly indicated, these products are of …………………… (3)preferential origin.

                ……………………………………………………………………………………………  Place and date (4) 

……………………………………………………………………………………………  Name of the exporter

Notes (these do not have to be reproduced)

  1. If the statement on origin is completed for multiple shipments of identical originating products within the meaning of point (b) of Article ORIG.19(4) [Statement on Origin] of this Agreement, indicate the period for which the statement on origin is to apply. That period shall not exceed 12 months. All importations of the product must occur within the period indicated. If a period is not applicable, the field may be left blank.
  2. Indicate the reference number by which the exporter is identified. For the Union exporter, this will be the number assigned in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Union. For the United Kingdom exporter, this will be the number assigned in accordance with the laws and regulations applicable within the United Kingdom. Where the exporter has not been assigned a number, this field may be left blank.
  3. Indicate the origin of the product: the United Kingdom or the Union.
  4. Place and date may be omitted if the information is contained on the document itself.

 

Page last updated :10 Dec 21

 

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