Proofs of origin Egypt
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Introduction to Rules of origin
Legal text of Rules of origin applicable to Egypt
Under the rules of origin applicable to Egypt, in order to benefit from the preferential duty rates, products originating in Egypt must be accompanied by either:
- a movement certificate EUR.1 or a movement certificate EUR-MED - issued by the Egyptian customs authorities. The exporter applying for the certificate should be prepared to submit documents proving the originating status of the products concerned.
- an invoicedeclaration by the exporter or an invoice declaration EUR-MED
For consignments of products originating in Egypt valued €6 000 or less, any exporter can fill out these declarations. Approved exporters can do so for consignments of any value.
When filling in an invoice declaration, you should be prepared to submit documents proving the originating status of your products.
To make an invoice declaration, you should type, stamp or print the following declaration (in the appropriate language) on the invoice, delivery note or other commercial document:
" The exporter of the products covered by this document (customs authorisation No ... ) declares that, except where otherwise clearly indicated, these products are of ... preferential origin"
You can find the different language versions, together with explanatory notes, in the second page of the invoice declaration. Check with your customs authorities for any extra requirements they might have.
You must sign your invoice declaration by hand. If you are an approved exporter, you are exempt from this requirement provided you give your customs authorities a written undertaking that you accept full responsibility for any declaration identifying you.
To become an approved exporter, you must be able to satisfy your customs authorities of the originating status of your products, as well as any other requirements they may impose. The customs authorities can withdraw your approved status if you abuse it in any way. To find out more about the procedures, contact your customs authorities.
Proof of origin remains valid for 4 months