CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN – BASIC RULES

Sezai KAYA, Customs Consultant, Former Customs Inspector
17.03.2021

Conditions of Submitting Certificate of Origin

Certificate of origin has to be submitted for the goods subject to trade policy measures based on origin, additional customs duties or other financial financial liabilities.

Thus, no trade policy measure, additional customs duties or financial liabilities are charged. Certificate of origin proves that the goods are not originating in countries subject to these taxes or policies.

Which Country Should Isssue Certificate of Origin?

Certificate of origin has to be issued by the authorities of the country of origin or exporting country.

For shipments from European Union countries, if trading country and shipping country are different European Union countries, both countries can issue the certificate of origin.

The Goods Which Certificate Of Origin Is Not Required

Certificate of origin is not required for non-commercial goods with a CIF value not exceeding 430 Euro

Situations Where Certificate Of Origin Is Not Required

Certificate of origin is not required in the following cases below for the goods subject to additional customs duties or financial liabilities.

a) If a document proving preferred origin is submitted.

b) In case of implementation of trade policy measures, payment of additional customs duties or additional financial liabilities.

c) Goods coming from EU member countries with A.TR Movement Certificate, (Supporting evidence can be requested to determine the origin of the goods due to serious doubts.)

Information That Has To Be On Certificate Of Origin

Country of origin of the goods has to be written on the certificate of origin.

A certificate of origin has to have details of the goods. So, following information has to be on a certificates of origin:

a) Name and surname of the shipper

b) Name and surname of the buyer in Turkey

c) Brand and numbers of the packs

d) Type and measurement units such as gross and net weight, liters, cubic meters, etc. of the goods,

e) Approval of the authority that issued the certificate (date, signature and stamp)

f) If a certificate of origin is issued as a result of changes and production process of the goods in that country, there has to be detailed explanations about this matter.

If there are mistakes in the matters mentioned in (a), (b), (d) and (f) above, certificate of origin can be used with the approval of the customs administration.