How to fill in a EUR1: the customs declaration document
The exporter must provide the necessary information in the customs declaration of their shipment. The documents to be attached to the package depend on two parameters:
- Type of goods
- Manufacturing origin
Type of goods
Restricted or prohibited goods for export
Each carrier limits the shipping of certain goods. The exporter is required to comply with the rules of the carrier they use and the laws of the recipient country.
Our partners limit or prohibit the transport of the following goods :
- Alcoholic beverages
- Animal skins (non-domestic
- Articles of exceptional value (e.g., works of art, antiques, precious stones, gold and silver)
- Hazardous goods/materials
- Ivory and derived products
- Live animals
- Cash and negotiable instruments
- Perishable goods
- Personal effects (except to the United States)
- Pornographic items
- Stamps of exceptional value
- Tobacco and tobacco products
- Unaccompanied baggage
See lists of goods banned or restricted by our partners
Shipping restricted or prohibited goods :
On a contractual basis, the carrier may authorize the shipping of articles listed above if the exporter has the authorizations required for their shipment. If you find yourself in this situation, you maycontact our customer service in order for us to undertake the necessary steps with the carrier. Without prior consent, your package may be blocked by the carrier, and you will be charged for the costs incurred.
Product origin :
The country of origin of the product must appear on the export documents (invoice and customs forms). The origin of the product is the country where the goods shipped are manufactured. It determines the rate as well as the customs facilities to which the goods cleared through customs are subjected, according to the free trade agreements in force between the country of manufacture and the country of destination. (list of Swiss free trade agreements)
Non-commercial shipment :
Customs services require an invoice for international shipments. If your shipment is not commercial in nature, you may replace this invoice with a pro forma invoice. Expedismart offers you a pro forma invoice template that you can download and complete.
Declaration on invoice or pro forma invoice :
This simplified declaration allows exporters of goods whosecountry or countries of origin are members of the same free trade agreement as the country of destination to directly indicate on the invoice or on the proforma invoice the origin of the product. The following note must clearly be added on the invoice or pro forma invoice:
Product of preferential origin of a single country :
“The exporter of the products covered by this document declares that, except where otherwise clearly indicated, these products are of preferential Swiss or EC origin.”
Product of preferential origin of several member countries of a free trade agreement :
“The exporter of the products covered by this document declares that, except where otherwise clearly indicated, these products are of preferential origin of a list of countries.”
This form of declaring is limited depending on the country of destination and the value of the shipment. See summary table.
Invoice and pro forma invoice template
EUR.1 movement certificate (also known asEUR.1 certificate) :
Certificate in lieu of the declaration of origin for goods circulating in the signatory countries of a free trade agreement with the EU. (signatory countries)
How to complete an EUR.1 certificate?
EUR-MED movement certificate :
Certificate in lieu of the declaration of origin for goods circulating in the signatory countries of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership and whose origin combines several member countries of this agreement.
How to complete an EUR-MED certificate?
Without free trade agreements :
The exporter must request a chamber of commerce to provide them with a certificate of origin.
Countries and group of countries allowing simplified declarations: