Origin of Goods – Export to the EU

January 13, 2021  |  

There are conflicting statements are being offered in different EU countries, in particular to the need for an ‘Exporter Reference Number’. Stuart Green, our Security, IT and Regulatory Compliance Manager has been sifting through the actual treaty, and has deduced that the exporter reference number is NOT required.

The actual text from the Treaty is detailed below for your guidance. We suggest that the BOLD text is added to your invoice. In addition, the issue of origin is complicated slightly if the origin is not wholly UK. In this regard we suggest a call or email to our team to discuss, as this is not a ‘one size fits all’ discussion!

Call us on +02380 86099 or email the office sales@sotonfreight.co.uk

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ANNEX ORIG-4: TEXT OF THE STATEMENT ON ORIGIN

The statement on origin referred to in Article ORIG.19 [Statement on origin] of this Agreement shall be made out using the text set out below in one of the following language versions and in accordance with the laws and regulations of the exporting Party. If the statement on origin is handwritten, it shall be written in ink in printed characters. The statement on origin shall be made out in accordance with the respective footnotes. The footnotes do not have to be reproduced.

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.

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

 

…………………………………………………………………………………………………… (Name of the exporter)

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 This document has been agreed between the European Union and the United Kingdom and is provided for information only. No rights may be derived from it until the date of application. The numbering of the articles is provisional. 483 24.12.2020 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.

A PDF version is here statement of orgin for brexit

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