How can I reduce the import duties for products you sell to me?
Yes, you can:
First, we would recommend to verify if the total invoiced value is below or over 6000 euros
for shipments less then 6000 euros
we make a standard statement on the invoice:
The exporter of the products covered by this document declares that, except where otherwise clearly indicated, these products are of European Community preferential origin
this statement is all you need for being able to import at reduced or zero import duties. Typically countries that profit from this rule are: Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Maroc, Tunesia, Algeria, Egypt, Libanon, Jordan, Syrië, Albania, Croatia, Serbia, Chili, South-Africa, Mexico, Moldavia, Israël, South Korea,...
for shipments above 6000 euros
a EUR1 certificate is required with the shipment, You need to get into contact with us and request us to issue a EUR1 certificate = cost = 150 euros ; this certificate is then handed over to DHL, FEDEX, UPS, TNT,... who futher fills in with the proof of export details. (We do the prepare work (such as proofs of the origin) take care: we are not liable for lost of certificate information due to DHL, FEDEX, UPS, TNT,...
this certificate is all you need for being able to import at reduced or zero import duties. Typically countries that profit from this rule are: Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Maroc, Tunesia, Algeria, Egypt, Libanon, Jordan, Syrië, Albania, Croatia, Serbia, Chili, South-Africa, Mexico, Moldavia, Israël, South Korea,...
exception for all the above:
For Turkey there is an ATR certificate required, whatever the value of the goods is. This is taken care by UPS, FEDEX, TNT, DHL,...If you use a non standard logistic company as mentioned above, it might be wise to verify if they do this for you.
from 01/01/2017 we will ourself need to cert the goods that are exported to Canada
(negotiations are busy on the countries:Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Mexico, Mercosur, zone Paneuromed) and will then also fall under the self-cert system, registred in REX
our REX number is in request (= registred export system)
some countries require an extra certificate of origin issued by the local chamber of commerce.
This is required by their local government. This is to avoid dumping for instance, or specific rules like quota at the country of the importer. The local government would then require from the import company to have a certificate of origin. We see this at our customers based in China or United Arab Emirates for instance.
The cost per certificate of origin = 150 euros
The delay of shipment with certificate of origin is maximum one day extra.
Above reduction or clearing of import duties is in fact mostly needed for companies located in countries that have treaties with the European Community. In this way they can reduce the taxation importation duties.
the comodity code for all the products we sell is mentioned on the invoice. The mostly used = 83024900 based on https://tarweb.minfin.fgov.be