What is a Movement Certificate?

A.TR Movement Certificate

Turkey entered into a Customs Union with the EU in 1995 and utilises the preference system with movement certificates (ATr. and EUR.1) for trade with Europe. The intention was that goods could travel between the EU and Turkey without customs restriction.

An ATr. (Admission Temporaire Roulette) is a certificate for the movement of industrial products entitled to a preferential duty rate (normally zero). It is specific to Turkey under the terms of the Customs Union between the EU and Turkey. It can apply to imports and exports and a separate certificate is required for each shipment.

What goods are eligible?

Industrial Goods covered by the ATr. must  be either:

  • Produced in the EU from no imported materials or components
  • Produced in the EU from imported materials or components which all customs duties have been paid and are therefore in European free circulation

HMRC regulations regarding “European community preferences – trade with Turkey” is set out in Notice 812. At the time of writing, the most recent update was 09/12/2014, just click on the link below. All potential exporters and importers are required to read Notice 812 available here.

EUR1 Certificate

A EUR1 is also certificate for a preferential import duty rate (usually zero) and is not specifically for Turkey. For Turkey it is only used for non-industrial products (otherwise a ATr, is used). Other non-EU countries can also benefit by using a EUR1 such as Switzerland and Israel.

Published by A Kennedy

An award winning, UK based, International Logistics Manager for a multinational tool company. Over 25 years experience in international logistics and supply chain management. Elected ‘Chartered Status’ by the CILT and ‘Expert Status’ by the IoSCM.

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